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Le Boulanger seeks building facelift


Rendering Courtesy of City of Los Altos
A remodeling plan for Le Boulanger calls for a collapsible storefront. The downtown bakery and cafe, below, was last remodeled in 1992.

A new look may be in store for downtown bakery and cafe Le Boulanger.

According to a staff report by Los Altos Senior Planner Zach Dahl, Le Boulanger owner Dan Brunello is planning an interior and exterior remodel at 301 Main St., which served as the original home of Los Altos Pharmacy.

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LAH dog park receives green light


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A 0.3-acre stretch of land near Purissima and Elena roads in Los Altos Hills is on track for a dog park. The city council recently approved up to $33,000 in funding for the project.

Los Altos Hills residents should soon be able to let their canines run leash-free in the town’s first dog park.

With a 5-0 vote, the Los Altos Hills City Council approved a budget of up to $33,000 for the fencing and plumbing work needed to construct the park. Funding for the project will come from the town’s Parks and Recreation In-Lieu Fee Fund. To minimize project costs, the town is soliciting donors for additional amenities, including benches, a water fountain, a waste-bag dispenser and garbage cans.

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Police Blotter

SJ man arrested for stealing, using ATM card

Los Altos Police last week arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly stealing and using a Los Altos resident’s debit card.

Detectives arrested San Jose resident Howard Lee Sept. 17 on charges of forgery, theft by access card and burglary after a police investigation revealed that he fraudulently obtained the victim’s debit card. Lee allegedly used the card to make several purchases and cash withdrawals from ATMs throughout the Bay Area.

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Los Altos hosts community center design event

Plans are in the works for Los Altos to host a design charrette addressing Hillview Community Center and Park, according to city officials.

The event is part of the city’s 10-month process to update its 2009 Civic Center Master Plan, according to Los Altos City Manager Marcia Somers. The effort includes a particular focus on replacing Hillview with a multigenerational facility. The process is slated to conclude with a Nov. 25 final report to the Los Altos City Council.

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Box leaving Los Altos?

Los Altos-based Box Inc. recently agreed to a 12-year lease to occupy 334,000 square feet of office space in downtown Redwood City starting in 2015.

Kilroy Realty Corp. announced Sept. 16 that the storage and online file-sharing provider has agreed to lease 100 percent of its new two-building office project, Crossing/900, which is still under construction. The company’s offices are currently located at 4440 El Camino Real in Los Altos.

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Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Two candidates have filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election. The water district, established in 1929, oversees and protects water resources in Santa Clara County.

The Town Crier asked the candidates to introduce themselves to readers.

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LAH Council Briefs

Following are highlights from the Sept. 11 Los Altos Hills City Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26375 W. Fremont Road.

Backlash against bulk

The council introduced an ordinance that will make it more difficult to bend home-design rules.

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