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LAH Council Briefs

Following are highlights from Thursday’s Los Altos Hills City Council meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. March 20 at town hall, 26375 W. Fremont Road.

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Suspects arrested for skimming credit cards at local gas stations

Police arrested six members of a Southern California crime ring for allegedly using gas-pump skimmers to steal credit card information at several Bay Area gas stations – including in Los Altos.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that the arrests resulted from a two-year investigation by its Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT).

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Downtown street closures scheduled

Downtown Los Altos traffic will be impacted with the following four street projects according to the city of Los Altos. Construction hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for each project.

Today, Tuesday and Friday: First Street is scheduled to be closed between State Street and Plaza Central to allow for concrete pumping at the 400 Main St. construction site. Traffic controls, including detour signage, will be in place.

Today through Friday: One lane of West Edith Avenue is scheduled to be closed between First Street and Second Street to allow for storm drain installation that will service the new condominiums at 100 First St. Two-way traffic control will be in place to ensure safe vehicular flow through this area.

March 3-14: Additional storm drain work will require the closure of one lane of First Street between West Edith Avenue and Shasta Street. Traffic controls will be in place.

Construction update: Following First Street

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Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A crew continues work on the mixed-use project at the corner of First and Main streets in downtown Los Altos.

As welders fuse beams together to complete the exterior skeletons of major First Street construction projects, the corridor might seem foreign to someone making a return visit to downtown Los Altos after a yearlong hiatus.

In part because of the dry winter, all projects are currently on schedule. Beginning in summer, shoppers pushing carts through a new Safeway, families enjoying dinner at First and Main streets and moving vans hauling furniture into new condominiums and offices should begin replacing cranes and work crews.

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One Billion Rising

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Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

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MVLA names gym after legendary 'Dude'

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Courtesy of MVLA
Dude Anguius served as Los Altos High School principal from 1965 to 1975.

A respected and beloved coach, teacher and principal, Dushan “Dude” Angius Jr. left a legacy at Los Altos High School. However, there are few signs of that legacy on campus – though that’s about to change.

A steering committee comprising Angius’ biggest fans successfully lobbied the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees to name the Los Altos High gymnasium after him. The five-member board unanimously approved the move at its Jan. 28 meeting. An official dedication is scheduled May 3.

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LASD moves forward with bond measure

After positive survey feedback, Los Altos School District officials plan to identify stakeholders and drum up support for a possible November bond measure.

The district board of trustees reviewed results of the survey of 500 likely voters conducted last month. Professional interviewers with EMC Research conducted the phone survey, which has a margin of error of 4.38 percent.

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