Wed04162014

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Sewer work causes traffic snarls


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Traffic backs up on Springer Road, above, due to a sewer repair project.

Local residents traveling along Springer Road and Cuesta Drive experienced traffic backups and detours last week as contractors assembled a sewer bypass pumping station on Springer.

Work on Phase 2 of the three-phase sewer main repair and replacement project coordinated by the city of Los Altos is scheduled through today.

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Stormwater Master Plan in the works

A plan that could cost as much as $25 million for stormwater drainage improvements is winding its way through the city’s approval process.

According to Public Works Director Jim Gustafson, the Stormwater Master Plan essentially outlines the city’s maintenance and capital improvement needs over a 20-year period to address various drainage system problems and conform to federal regulatory requirements such as the Clean Water Act of 1972. An initial draft, which took approximately two years to complete, was presented last week during a Los Altos City Council session.

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Magic in the air

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Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mark Carpenter helps his son, Dean, pick his first Christmas tree from the Los Altos Kiwanis Tree Lot.

Merry Christmas, Los Altos!
It’s that time of year.
The shopping is over.
The presents are here.
Best wishes for all.
From seniors to teens.
Hope you enjoy these
Holiday Scenes!

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Timeline: Los Altos School District vs. Bullis Charter School

You've asked for it, and the Town Crier has responded by puttting together an easy-to-follow chronology of the vital events that have framed the local schools debate.

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