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Minimum wage increase subject of Los Altos forum

To ensure enough workers within their boundaries, local city councils aren’t waiting for the state and federal governments to raise the minimum wage – they are doing it themselves.

Five speakers discussed raising the state minimum wage from the current $9 per hour at a community forum, “Raise the Wage Los Altos,” May 4 at Los Altos United Methodist Church.

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Suspected ID thief served arrest warrant


Police recently found a San Jose woman suspected of stealing the identity of a Los Altos resident already behind bars, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Mark Bautista.

Bautista reported May 6 that Evelyn Hernandez, 44, was served an arrest warrant at Elmwood Correctional Facility for the crime.

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Substandard lots vex LAH homeowners, commission

Cognizant of the potential to set precedents for substandard lot allowances, a divided Los Altos Hills Planning Commission sent proposals for two such lots back to the design table Thursday.

A proposed addition to a cottage at 25531 W. Fremont Road must be set back at least 9 feet from the property line, and the floor area of a proposed new home at 25608 Deerfield Drive is limited to 3,000 square feet. Three of the five planning commissioners backed each decision.

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Council approves analysis of green energy option

The city of Los Altos is considering a new way to cut greenhouse gas emissions – and potentially residents’ electric bills.

“We believe there’s an opportunity for our community to buy greener power at a lower cost than we buy conventional power off the grid today,” Environmental Commissioner Don Bray told the Los Altos City Council April 28.

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Lattes, law enforcement paired Tuesday

The Los Altos Police Department invites residents to share “Coffee with a Cop” 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Main Street Cafe & Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. The informal event will offer the opportunity to chat, ask questions and voice concerns.

For more information, call 947-2770 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Could Hilltop and Taaffe robberies be related?


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An artist’s rendition of the Taaffe Road robbery suspects

The arrest of three suspects connected to Monday's (May 11) home invasion robbery in Los Altos Hills has some locals questioning whether the men might be responsible for a similar incident in town last year that may have contributed to the victim's death.

Oakland Police Department officers arrested the trio in Oakland Monday afternoon, but they have not released their names or cities of residence because investigations are ongoing. One of the open investigations relates to Monday's robbery in the 12000 block of Hilltop Drive.

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Suspected Los Altos ID thief served arrest warrant

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Evelyn Hernandez

A San Jose woman suspected of stealing the identity of a Los Altos resident was found already behind bars, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Mark Bautista.

Bautista reported May 6 that Evelyn Hernandez, 44, was recently served an arrest warrant at Elmwood Correctional Facility for a crime committed in February.

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