Wed07292015

News

Developer fee would fund public art

The Los Altos Public Arts Commission Thursday recommended amending the city’s zoning code to include a 1 percent development fee to fund public art.

The arts commission approved the proposal with three changes the Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) endorsed at its meeting a week earlier.

Read more...

Police Blotter

Residential burglaries

June 23, 11:25 a.m., 100 block of Garland Way: An unknown suspect broke through a roll-up garage door and stole two high-end bicycles.

June 26, 10:21 p.m., 1 block of Middlebury Lane: An unknown suspect crawled through a large dog door and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

Read more...

LAH council approves Page Mill Road expansion


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Hills City Council endorsed a plan to widen the congested Page Mill Road to six lanes between the Interstate 280 interchange and Foothill Expressway.

Infamously congested Page Mill Road should be widened to six lanes between the Interstate 280 interchange and Foothill Expressway, the Los Altos Hills City Council decided Thursday night.

It was one of four actions councilmembers approved by a 3-2 vote after the Santa Clara County Transportation Department delivered its latest status report on the ongoing Page Mill Corridor Study. As proposed by Councilman Rich Larsen, the council would also seek to establish communication with Caltrans on the interchange’s contested park-and-ride lot, request that Stanford Research Park accept responsibility for traffic congestion and urge the county to proceed with improvements to the interchange intersection.

Read more...

Local family finds itself in middle of chaos after Charleston shootings


Courtesy of Toby McDonell
Los Altos resident Toby McDonell described the scene of the Charleston shootings as “scary.”

As a Palo Alto firefighter, Los Altos resident Toby McDonell has handled numerous emergency situations. So he knew when he saw the urgent speed at which police cars were zooming by that something terrible was happening at approximately 9 p.m. June 17 on Calhoun Street in Charleston, S.C.

It was beyond bad. An alleged racist shot and killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a Wednesday night Bible study. The shooter, one of the 13 attendees, reportedly began firing a .45-caliber pistol after participating in the study for an hour. The nine victims included the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, a state senator.

Read more...

Council to review Stevens Creek Trail alternatives this fall


Courtesy of city of Sunnyvale
An illustration accompanying the Stevens Creek Trail Joint Cities Feasibility Study shows various options for connecting the trail from Mountain View to Cupertino.

Public input is now closed on the Stevens Creek Trail Joint Cities Feasibility Study.

More than 900 residents submitted written feedback, according to city of Sunnyvale representative Jennifer Garnett, and at least 300 people attended the three public input meetings held in May and early June.

Read more...

Hwy 85 cities review toll-lane alternatives


Courtesy of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program converts existing carpool lanes to express lanes and includes additional lanes in the median of select portions of the highways.

As the Highway 85 express-lane project moves forward, jurisdictions along the corridor plan to take stock of alternatives.

The Los Altos City Council June 9 supported establishing a working group to explore other options for the corridor.

Read more...

Foothill College president named FHDA chancellor


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District last week named Foothill College President Judy C. Miner its new chancellor. Miner succeeds Linda M. Thor, who is set to retire Tuesday.

Read more...

Schools »

Schools
Read More

Sports »

sports
Read More

People »

people
Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

photoshelter
Browse and buy photos