Police Blotter


Nov. 1, 1:24 p.m., Miramonte and Fremont avenues: Police responded to reports of a solo car accident in the area and found a blue compact vehicle located near the Loyola Bridge embankment at Foothill Expressway. Police determined at the scene that the female was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. She was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Commercial burglaries

Oct. 31, 8:33 a.m., 0-100 block of Third Street: An unknown suspect entered a mixed-use project construction site overnight and stole tools and equipment.


LA City Council OKs additional funds for Redwood Grove

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The Los Altos City Council approved an additional $355,000 for the Redwood Grove Bank Stabilization project.

The Los Altos City Council last week unanimously appropriated an additional $355,000 for the Redwood Grove Bank Stabilization project.

The city is using park-in-lieu dollars to fund the bulk of the project’s new $727,000 price tag. The project also received a $90,000 grant from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The city originally earmarked $372,000 for the project, according to a staff report.


Election Night 2014

Results are in after a long night of ballot counting. See if your candidates made the cut.


Election Day 2014: Live

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Town Crier reporters hit the streets to capture the voters, volunteers and events of election day. Follow the Town Crier Election 2014 live blog for reporting and post-election coverage. Tag your Twitter posts with #tcelection2014, tweet to @latc or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your voice to the conversation.


Police stress need for low speed in school zones

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After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution when traveling through school zones.

An Oct. 17 bicyclist-vehicle accident at the intersection of Magdalena Avenue and Foothill Expressway resulted in a local elementary school student being transported to the hospital with minor injuries.


County unveils potential expressway improvements

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County officials unveiled several potential design concepts for Foothill Expressway, including a squared-off corner at the El Monte Avenue intersection.

County officials last week disclosed potential improvement concepts for Foothill Expressway intersections in Los Altos.

During an hour-plus public meeting Oct. 21, officials from the Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department presented the local improvement concepts included in the county’s ongoing Expressway Plan 2040 plan. The plan is essentially an update to the long-term 2003 Comprehensive County Expressway Planning Study, which itemizes improvement projects, maintenance and funding needs for the county’s 62-mile expressway system.


Los Altos School District election supporters are big spenders

Financial support continues to flow in for the campaigns for Los Altos School District candidates and the Measure N school bond.

A new Political Action Committee appeared on the scene Oct. 15, raising more than $23,000 over the past few weeks, according to updated campaign financing disclosures. LASD Parents for Great Schools has sent direct-mail pieces in support of school board candidates Martha McClatchie, John Swan and incumbent Tamara Logan and supporting Measure N.


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