Police warn of home repair fraud

Following recent illegal solicitations, Los Altos Police remind residents to beware of unlicensed contractors and home repairmen.

Common types of home repair fraud include roofing repair, driveway sealing or pressure washing and automobile repair. It is unlawful for contractors to solicit services door-to-door in Los Altos.


Police Blotter


Jan. 25, 10:28 a.m., 1 block of San Antonio Road: Arrest by warrant.

Burglary, theft

Jan. 25, 11:46 a.m., Pico Lane and East Portola Avenue: Grand theft.


Los Altos resident arrested for suspected murder of missing man

A Los Altos man was arrested Jan. 23 in the presumed murder of another man who went missing the day before, according to San Jose Police Deparment officials.


Cannabis conundrum: Will LAH permit medical marijuana deliveries?

Somewhere off a winding road in Los Altos Hills lives an elderly glaucoma patient anxiously awaiting her next joint. But she won’t need to fret about receiving her medical marijuana if the town’s planning commissioners get their way – they believe its delivery should be legal and sanctioned.

“I want a 94-year-old woman at the end of her life, who has legitimate use of medical marijuana, to have it delivered and not have to find a way to pick it up,” said Planning Commissioner Susan Mandle.


Loyola Corners mixed-use project secures PTC approval


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Courtesy of city of Los Altos
The Los Altos City Council will soon review the two-story mixed-use building project at 1540 Miramonte Ave. The city's Planning and Transportation Commission approved the proposal last week.

Despite a development moratorium, Loyola Corners may soon see construction of a new mixed-use building.

The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) last week unanimously supported a two-story development at 1540 Miramonte Ave. – a project whose application squeezed through staff approval one week before the Los Altos City Council imposed a freeze on the area’s commercial development last September.


ECH buys $24 million San Jose property

Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital purchased 16 acres of land in south San Jose with an eye to developing a facility in coming years.

El Camino Hospital leaders plan to expand healthcare services, and after a year of searching, the community-based hospital is buying nearly 16 acres of undeveloped land in south San Jose.

At its Jan. 13 meeting, the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors unanimously approved the $24.1 million purchase of two parcels on Santa Teresa Boulevard between San Ignacio Avenue and Great Oaks Boulevard.


ECH taps MayView for low-cost healthcare

Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
With the imminent closure of the RotaCare Clinic Mountain View, the El Camino Healthcare District voted to grant MayView Community Health Center, left, $2.4 million.

Effective this month, El Camino Hospital will begin referring uninsured and underinsured patients to MayView Community Health Center, replacing the volunteer-driven RotaCare Clinic Mountain View that will likely close this summer.

The El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors voted Jan. 19 to grant MayView $2.4 million over three-and-a-half years. The district will continue to fund RotaCare through June, and possibly longer, to support patients’ transition. Board member Dennis Chiu abstained from the vote, voicing a wish to fund RotaCare through December.


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