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Warrant arrest

March 4, 1:55 p.m., 200 block of San Luis Avenue: Police arrested a 29-year-old man at his home on an outstanding $7,500 warrant related to a hit-and-run accident. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Drug arrests

March 5, 5:57 p.m., 100 block of North San Antonio Road: Police arrested a 51-year-old male San Jose resident for being under the influence of a controlled substance after receiving multiple calls that he was behaving erratically in public.

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Los Altos council OKs MVLA preschool relocation


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The 45-year-old Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Program plans to relocate to Foothill Covenant Church.

A preschool and day care facility currently housed on the grounds of Mountain View High School will soon have a new home.

The Los Altos City Council Feb. 27 approved the relocation of the Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Program (MVLA PEP) to the Foothill Covenant Church campus by a 4-1 vote. The new location at 1555 Oak Ave. is approximately one-half mile from its current home on Bryant Avenue. Relocation plans include the construction of three portable classrooms and two playgrounds on an empty lot on church property – located across the street from Mountain View High’s football stadium and near Oak Avenue School.

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Planned Page Mill signal lights meet resistance

Los Altos Hills residents are mounting opposition to Caltrans plans for up to six traffic lights and new traffic safety measures at the north- and southbound exit ramps from Interstate 280 onto Page Mill Road.

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News Briefs

City seeks input on ADA transition plan

The city of Los Altos is soliciting citizens’ input on a plan to improve programs and facilities for those with disabilities.

The city council is scheduled to consider adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan at its April 8 meeting. Work on the federally mandated self-evaluation and transition plan kicked off approximately a year ago.

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Downtown road closures announced

The following downtown street closures have been announced by the city of Los Altos:

Saturday: Plaza Central, between First and Second Streets, and portions of Plaza North between First and Second Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for PG&E electrical routing work. This work will include a planned electrical outage on First Street from West Edith Avenue to Main Street. Properties impacted will receive notification from PG&E prior to the evening outage.

Former Peninsula Symphony executive arrested on embezzlement, other charges

carltonThe Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to the Town Crier Wednesday (March 5) that the former head of Peninsula Symphony has been arrested on a slew of charges that include embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Los Altos-based organization.

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New recruits join police force


Los Altos Police Chief Tuck Younis presents a badge to new officer Liz Checke, above, during a swearing-in and promotional ceremony Friday. New recruit Chris Cruzado marks the occasion with his daughter, right, while reserve officer Jonathan Chavoor embraces a family member, below left.

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