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'Prowler' proves benign in Los Altos

It turns out that video footage of a man entering a Los Altos backyard last week was a painter looking for his job site – not a prowler.

The Los Altos Police Department Monday (June 2) issued an alert to the media that included a screen capture of the man wearing a Golden State Warriors playoffs T-shirt. He entered a backyard on Delphi Circle, looked around and into a window, then left.

After police began circulating his description, the man contacted the department with details about his work. Tuesday, the police updated their alert as resolved.

MV vehicle collision leaves one dead

A traffic accident Thursday morning (May 28) on Moffett Boulevard, near the Highway 85 overpass in Mountain View, has left one man dead.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office identified the victim as Karl Holladay, a 24-year-old Gilroy resident. He was the only person injured in the accident, according to the Mountain View Police Department.

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Drought surcharges due to hit Los Altos

Potable water is at a premium, and overconsumption will soon come at a cost.

Beginning in June, California Water Service Co. will assign each Los Altos water consumer a “water budget,” and those who exceed their allotted amount will incur a drought surcharge of $8.16 per unit of water.

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County officials nix plans for cellphone surveillance technology

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office’s plans to acquire a controversial, taxpayer-funded mobile phone triangulation system are dead – but not as a result of privacy advocates’ protests.

County executives abandoned the purchase of the $500,000 system earlier this month after negotiations between staff and representatives from the manufacturer, Harris Corp., fell through.

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Fremont Bridge to be replaced, closed to motorists beginning next month

Loyola Corners residents can anticipate two bridge projects to coincide beginning late June.

As the Loyola Bridge widening project continues, the nearby $2.9 million Fremont Bridge replacement project is slated to begin in June.

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Theft suspect arrested after swiping stolen credit cards


Los Altos Police arrested a 50-year-old San Jose man May 13 suspected of stealing a Los Altos resident’s wallet.

The resident reported to police in March that her wallet was missing and had possibly been stolen from her unlocked vehicle. Shortly after, she noticed through online banking that her credit cards were being used at several retail locations in the South Bay.

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MV Council's dedicated bus-lane support draws calls to reconsider

Mountain View City Councilmembers received an earful last week from opponents of the Valley Transportation Authority’s plan for a dedicated bus-only lane on either side of El Camino Real. They urged the council to reconsider its recent action supporting it.

Speaking during the public comment portion of the May 19 council meeting, residents predicted a traffic “disaster” if lanes were blocked off from cars and limited to bus-only traffic.

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