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LAH preserves historical cupola


Duxbury, left, Los Altos Hills resident Duffy Price and History Committee member Mary Ann Malcolm spearheaded restoration of the town’s landmark cupola.

For a decade it sat behind Los Altos Hills Town Hall, a forgotten relic collecting termites as its neighbors, the skeletons of farm equipment, collected rust.

But thanks to the initiative of town historians, the decorative cupola that once crowned town hall has been rescued from the weeds and restored to a position of prominence outside town hall city council chambers.

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Trail study available for review

Residents can review the results of the Stevens Creek Trail Joint Cities Feasibility Study – a combined effort for Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino and Sunnyvale – and provide feedback in three upcoming public input meetings.

The study sought to determine feasible and preferred alternatives to complete a multiuse trail in the Stevens Creek corridor running from Mountain View to Cupertino. Sunnyvale is the lead agency on the study.

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Police Blotter

Residential burglaries

May 14, 6:16 p.m., 2000 block of Crist Drive: An unknown suspect pried open a rear door and ransacked a home, including a safe with paperwork.

May 15, 3:47 p.m., 400 block of Harrington Court: An unknown suspect smashed through a side glass door and ransacked a residence, stealing electronics and jewelry.

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Los Altos School District seeks online community input

As it plans how to spend its $150 million of Measure N bond funds, the Los Altos School District is looking to broaden its community input.

Following an April 22 community meeting the district is now casting a wider net, hoping to get feedback from community members who might not be able to make it to meetings, according to district trustee Sangeeth Peruri.

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Theft suspect arrested after swiping stolen credit cards

NEWS Arrest Hopkins
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Demetre Hopkins

Los Altos Police arrested last week a 50-year-old San Jose man 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 taken 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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Road work updates

Drivers and parkers in Los Altos will want to watch for work at Cuesta and El Monte, and in a downtown parking plaza this week:

• Through Friday (May 22): Trench work is planned in Parking Plaza North, located between Third and Fourth Streets, in order for PG&E electrical undergrounding to be completed as part of the 86 Third St. development project.

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Council gauges public interest in Hillview bond


Courtesy of the City of Los Altos
The Civic Center Master Plan’s core site design concept showcases, lower right, the first phase of the overall project – the redo of Hillview Park and Community Center to include an aquatic center, sports fields, a larger community center building and underground parking.

Eyeing a November bond election, the Los Altos City Council plans to roll out a renewed effort to gauge public interest in the proposed Hillview Park and Community Center renovation.

“In essence, what we’re evaluating is our residents’ appetite to move forward with something,” said Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins at the council’s April 28 meeting. “In order for the residents to determine that appetite, they need a good enough understanding, a consistent understanding, of what it is we’re asking for funding on via a bond measure.”

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