Sat12202014

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Meet the candidates for Los Altos School District Board of Trustees

Candidates for the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees include Vladimir Ivanovic, Tamara Logan, Martha McClatchie, Sangeeth Peruri and John Swan.

Five candidates are running for three seats on the five-member Los Altos School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 4 election.

Incumbent Tamara Logan, who seeks her second four-year term on the board, faces challengers Vladimir Ivanovic, Martha McClatchie, Sangeeth Peruri and John Swan.

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Police Blotter

Commercial burglary

Oct. 7, 8 a.m., 600 block of Twelve Acres Drive: An unknown suspect entered a home construction site overnight and stole several construction tools.

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Voters to decide on LASD bond measure

By Traci Newell

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A bridge over troubled traffic


Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department
Santa Clara County officials provided an updated renovation schedule for Loyola Bridge last week. Work on the structur is expected to take one year.

A Santa Clara County official last week said he anticipates lane closures and traffic delays on Foothill Expressway for at least two months – starting in January – during the Loyola Bridge renovation.

During a joint meeting of the Planning and Transportation (PTC) and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory (BPAC) commissions, Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department Deputy Director Dan Collen said construction on the bridge is scheduled to begin in January and require one year for completion.

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Pilot program opens door for bachelor's degrees at FHDA


Town Crier File Photo
Under a new state pilot program, students at Foothill College could earn a bachelor’s degree.

By the start of the 2017-2018 school year, students may be able to earn a bachelor’s degree through the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

At an estimated total of $10,560, the cost of pursuing a four-year degree in the district would be several thousand dollars less than one year’s tuition and fees at the University of California.

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Council enacts 45-day freeze on new medical facilities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The city will re-examine parking requirements for new medical-use applications in areas such as Altos Oaks Drive, above.

The Los Altos City Council unanimously approved a 45-day moratorium on parking requirements for new medical developments Sept 23.

Specifically, the council voted to direct Los Altos City Attorney Jolie Houston to draft an urgency ordinance that essentially freezes new medical development applications from moving forward in the city’s pipeline. Houston noted prior to the council’s vote that any ordinance changes would not affect existing facilities in the city.

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Police Blotter

Fire damages LAH home’s garages

A single-alarm fire in Los Altos Hills engulfed a La Cresta Drive home’s detached garage Friday.

According to Santa Clara County Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Bowden, fire personnel responded shortly before 5 p.m. to reports of a “full first structure fire” at a home on the 13000 block of La Cresta Drive.

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