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Pedestrian injured by hit-and-run driver in Mtn. View

Mountain View Police seek a hit-and-run suspect who struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Castro Street and El Camino Real last week.

The pedestrian suffered minor abrasions to the foot and hand, according to police.

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Brush fire contained at Foothill and 280


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Fire races up a hillside towards eucalyptus trees in Los Altos Hills Monday (June 15).

Dry grass spread a late-afternoon fire from the edge of Interstate 280 up toward Arboretum Drive in Los Altos last week, but responders halted the blaze before it reached the homes and eucalyptus trees at the top of the hill.

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Foothill President named next FHDA Chancellor

Miner mugThe Foothill De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees announced the selection of Judy C. Miner as district’s seventh permanent chancellor Monday (June 15). She succeeds Linda M. Thor, who retires June 30 as the district’s top executive.

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Hills residents robbed on golf course


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Scene of the robbery

One Los Altos Hills resident suffered a minor injury and another had a $350 golf-range finder stolen by armed robbers on a Pebble Beach golf course June 6.

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LAH council strikes down proposed development moratorium


With a divided vote, the Los Altos Hills City Council last week struck down a proposed moratorium that opponents claimed could lead to months-long delays on some housing projects.

Mayor Courtenay C. Corrigan and Councilman John Radford cast dissenting votes, opposing a pause on the approval of conditional development permits (CDP) – required filings when a residential lot is “substandard” or under a half-acre in size. At least four of the five councilmembers needed to vote in favor of the interim urgency ordinance for it to pass.

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Case of the forged memo: Allegations deemed 'baseless'


An investigation into an allegedly forged city document concluded that the claims were “baseless,” according to a press release from the city of Los Altos.

The investigation centered on a memorandum Community Development Director James Walgren distributed March 16 to the Citywide Parking Committee. Committee member and downtown property owner Kim Cranston alleged that the memo was a forgery intended to mislead the committee about the history of downtown parking.

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Ex-Peninsula Symphony director sentenced to nine years for embezzlement, fraud


Disgraced Executive Director Steve Carlton has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for a host of crimes – embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion and forgery – that nearly brought down the Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony.

Carlton, convicted in December, was sentenced Thursday in Santa Clara County Superior Court with approximately 30 onlookers in attendance – most of them longtime supporters of the 64-year-old symphony.

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