MVPD seeks burglary suspects

Mountain View Police seek the driver and passenger of a silver or gold Honda who may be connected to a burglary on the 1000 block of Cuesta Drive.

Several items were stolen – including passports, jewelry and electronics – between noon and 3 p.m. Aug. 19, according to police. The suspects entered the home through a window.


Series of upcoming events highlights community safety, emergency preparedness

September is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Preparedness Month. Three upcoming events aim to provide residents with the tools and connections to prepare for emergencies.

Coffee with a Cop

The Los Altos Police Department is scheduled to host its second Coffee with a Cop meet-and-greet event 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Main Street Bagels at Rancho Shopping Center, 666 Fremont Ave.


Police Blotter

Theft suspects arrested in PA

Palo Alto police last week arrested two suspects in a Los Altos theft, one of whom was in possession of stolen property.

A Los Altos resident reported Sept. 2 that unknown suspects stole her driver’s license and debit card from an unlocked vehicle parked overnight on Loucks Avenue. Police determined that the suspects fraudulently used the debit card at a Palo Alto gas station.


Bay Area heat advisory in effect through Thursday

heat advisory
Courtesy of the National Weather Service
A heat advisory is in effect for much of the Bay Area through Thursday.

A projected forecast of triple-digit temperatures has led the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a heat advisory for much of the Bay Area. 


West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2

Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Vector Control District
Fogging commences Wednesday within the highlighted area.

The detection of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos means that Santa Clara County officials will begin mosquito fogging operations Sept. 2 in parts of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and San Jose.

Weather permitting, Santa Clara County Vector Control District staff will begin spraying Zenivex at 11 p.m. today and finish at approximately 4 a.m. Operations could continue into Thursday around 4 a.m.


Council freezes Loyola Corners development

Development in Loyola Corners is on hold for the next 45 days – and perhaps nearly two years – while Los Altos officials review plans for the area’s commercial projects.

The Los Altos City Council Aug. 25 voted 4-1 to adopt an interim urgency ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on development at Loyola Corners. The council will decide Tuesday whether to extend the moratorium for up to 22 months and 15 days, which requires approval from four of the five councilmembers.


Labor Day weekend brings DUI crackdown

When it comes to alcohol-related crashes, Labor Day weekend may not be the deadliest time of year to hit the road – typically New Year’s Eve earns that distinction – but it’s no slouch, either.

In 2013, traffic safety officials across the country logged 424 crash fatalities over the Labor Day holiday weekend, with 48 percent of the deaths involving drivers who had been drinking, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of the 424 deaths, 38 percent involved drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of 0.08 or higher, and 27 percent involved drivers with BACs of 0.15 or more.


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