VTA says review validates El Camino Real rapid-bus project

An outside review of the controversial El Camino Real bus project that prioritizes public transit, released last week, largely affirmed Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s analysis of impacts to traffic and neighborhood streets.

The VTA proposal could set aside two of El Camino’s six vehicle lanes for dedicated bus transit, including the portion running through Los Altos and Mountain View.


Preschool seeks new site for Hillview redo

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Preschool students at Los Altos-Mountain View Children’s Corner benefit from individualized, play-based learning.

A nonprofit preschool located at Hillview Community Center for more than three decades will have to find a new home if voters this fall pass Measure A, a bond issue to partially fund the renovation of the Los Altos city-owned property.

“It’s so sad for us,” said Gini Brown, executive director of Los Altos-Mountain View Children’s Corner. “We’ve been here so long, and I hate to see us have to leave this community.”


State to return $320K tax funds to LAH

Just after 10 p.m. Sept. 11, the Corrigan household erupted with screams. Los Altos Hills Mayor Courtenay Corrigan’s husband and children awoke to find her watching California state legislature proceedings stream live from her computer: Senate Bill 107 had passed the legislature.

“I was very excited,” Corrigan told the city council at its Sept. 17 meeting. “It’s been a long time in the making.”


'Intelligent signal' to support traffic flow

A downtown Los Altos traffic improvement measure costing $416,100 should aid the flow of vehicles, but motorists won’t see any visible alteration at the problem intersection.

The project features a new traffic control cabinet in the stoplight at San Antonio Road and Cuesta Drive/First Street to update signal phasing and timing.


Hills to hold meeting on community center plans

The Los Altos Hills City Council encourages residents to attend a special meeting Oct. 8 to learn about preliminary plans for the multipurpose community center building proposed near Los Altos Hills town hall.

The meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. at city council chambers, 26379 Fremont Road.


Chamber warns businesses of false ad sales

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce alerted businesspeople last week that emails from “newstartmedia” soliciting advertising sales for the publication of a 2016 City of Los Altos Community guide are not related to the chamber’s annual Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Community Guide & Business Directory.

“We have no knowledge of this publication and want to assure you that it is not approved by our chamber,” wrote chamber President Julie Rose.


Police Blotter

MV police seek suspects in paintball attack

Mountain View Police are seeking those responsible for shooting a 4-year-old girl and 55-year-old man with a paintball gun.

The incident occurred at 9 p.m. Sept. 20 on the 2000 block of West El Camino Real, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka. The girl was struck in the torso and the man was hit in the back. Neither victim required medical treatment.


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