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Mtn. View student overdose linked to new drug

A Mountain View student found unresponsive on Steven's Creek Trail yesterday (March 11) is being treated for a possible drug overdose.

Police suspect the student may have overdosed on DOC (2,5-Dimethoxy-ChloroAmphetamine), a relatively new street drug similar to LSD that combines amphetamine and hallucinogenic chemicals. Mountain View Police Sgt. Saul Jaeger described DOC as extremely dangerous with long-lasting effects and noted that it is still viewed as an uncommon drug.

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'Project Los Altos' moves on


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San Francisco residents Kate Haug and Ivan Uranga, with their son, make an artistic statement as they stroll over artist Jessica Stockholder’s “Cross Hatch” on State Street.

As blossoms emerge from buds, a colorful street painting at State and Fourth streets remains nearly unaltered by the change of seasons. The first project unveiled for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s “Project Los Altos,” Jessica Stockholder’s vibrant street painting will soon disappear as the community’s rendezvous with modern art comes to an end.

“The exhibit was another thing that brought the town together,” said Los Altos Hills resident Julia Leighton. “It took guts for SFMOMA to leap to little Los Altos to do this.”

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Ex-symphony executive arrested for embezzlement


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The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office reported last week that police arrested the former head of Peninsula Symphony on a slew of charges that include embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Los Altos-based nonprofit organization.

Stephen Jay Carlton – hired as the symphony’s executive director in 2010 – turned himself in Feb. 27 after the DA’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest on charges that include embezzlement, grand theft and tax evasion, according to Deputy District Attorney Judy Lee. Carlton, 45, was arraigned Feb. 28. The Novato resident remains in custody in lieu of $350,000 bail.

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Police Blotter

Warrant arrest

March 4, 1:55 p.m., 200 block of San Luis Avenue: Police arrested a 29-year-old man at his home on an outstanding $7,500 warrant related to a hit-and-run accident. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Drug arrests

March 5, 5:57 p.m., 100 block of North San Antonio Road: Police arrested a 51-year-old male San Jose resident for being under the influence of a controlled substance after receiving multiple calls that he was behaving erratically in public.

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Los Altos council OKs MVLA preschool relocation


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The 45-year-old Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Program plans to relocate to Foothill Covenant Church.

A preschool and day care facility currently housed on the grounds of Mountain View High School will soon have a new home.

The Los Altos City Council Feb. 27 approved the relocation of the Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Program (MVLA PEP) to the Foothill Covenant Church campus by a 4-1 vote. The new location at 1555 Oak Ave. is approximately one-half mile from its current home on Bryant Avenue. Relocation plans include the construction of three portable classrooms and two playgrounds on an empty lot on church property – located across the street from Mountain View High’s football stadium and near Oak Avenue School.

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Planned Page Mill signal lights meet resistance

Los Altos Hills residents are mounting opposition to Caltrans plans for up to six traffic lights and new traffic safety measures at the north- and southbound exit ramps from Interstate 280 onto Page Mill Road.

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News Briefs

City seeks input on ADA transition plan

The city of Los Altos is soliciting citizens’ input on a plan to improve programs and facilities for those with disabilities.

The city council is scheduled to consider adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan at its April 8 meeting. Work on the federally mandated self-evaluation and transition plan kicked off approximately a year ago.

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