Foothill narrows search for new president to three candidates

Three candidates for the presidency at Foothill College are scheduled to visit the campus next month after the President Search Committee revealed its three finalists last week.

The finalists are Kimberlee Messina, interim president of Foothill College; Thuy Thi Nguyen, interim general counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; and Bryan Reece, vice president of instruction at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa.


Los Altos hires new top-ranking official

After a months-long recruitment period, the city of Los Altos has hired an official to oversee its department for planning and building.

New Community Development Director Jon Biggs joins city staff March 30, according to City Manager Marcia Somers.


Police Blotter

Arrest in MV

March 1, 8:49 p.m., 300 block of Castro Street: Mountain View Police arrested Max Davidson, 29, for indecent exposure and sexual battery after he groped customers of a downtown business.


March 14, 6:08 p.m., 2000 block of Wooded Glen Drive: An unknown suspect smashed a window in the rear of a residence. Nothing appeared to be taken.


City severs talks over school on civic property

After months of debate over placing a school site on civic property, that option is now off the table.

The Los Altos City Council unanimously voted March 8 to disband the Los Altos City-Schools Public Lands Subcommittee.


Longtime MVPD dispatcher sues city for alleged sexual harassment


A police dispatcher is suing the city of Mountain View for alleged sexual harassment by other members of her department – including the police chief.

The plaintiff, 38-year-old Annie Lohman, filed the lawsuit against the city and the department March 7, alleging that she was repeatedly subjected to “sexually specific banter, lewd jokes, nudity and simulated sexual acts” since joining the department’s SWAT team in 2005.


LA/LAH Senior Commission moves into re-chartered territory

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Seniors who enjoy the current programs offered by the city of Los Altos can contribute their input to the potential re-chartering of the Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission.

After a year of tumult and turnover, the Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission may soon get a fresh start as a re-chartered commission.

A new Los Altos City Council ad hoc committee comprising councilmembers Jean Mordo and Jan Pepper will draft the revised charter for the Senior Commission to present to their colleagues at a future meeting.


Hills council tables community center, considers other town improvements

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Tepid support for a potential community center – to host town activities and replace the Heritage House, above, as an emergency operations center – prompted town officials to table plans.

The proposal for a new Los Altos Hills community center has lost momentum, but the town survey it triggered has revealed facts expected to shape future city council priorities.

City councilmembers and staff reviewed the results of the survey – and highlights from the 1,100 pages of detailed cross tabs it generated – during a special meeting last week.


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