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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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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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LAH councilmen get early jump, declare quest for re-election

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When Gary Waldeck and John Radford first ran for Los Altos Hills City Council in 2010, they were political adversaries, each seeking a seat. Four years later, they not only get along well, Waldeck and Radford intend to run for re-election as a slate.

Waldeck and Radford announced their candidacies for the two open seats last week, well before the Aug. 8 filing deadline. The election is scheduled Nov. 4. They decided to run together to cut campaign costs and, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, suggested that it would burden residents with fewer election materials.

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Suspects arrested for local mail theft

The recent arrest of a San Jose duo suspected of local mail theft and other crimes proved a matter of timing – good timing for a Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputy and bad timing for the two suspects.

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Capt. Ken Binder told the Town Crier that a sheriff’s deputy arrested the suspects Feb. 6 at a Sears Auto Center in San Jose, just one day after they allegedly stole mail from a resident in an unincorporated part of Los Altos and fraudulently used a credit card.

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LA Council Briefs

The Los Altos City Council took the following actions at its Feb. 11 meeting.

Midyear budget report shows positive signs

The city council’s midyear budget review last week revealed that the city remains well within its budget during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

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