LAH Planning Commission considers new antenna policies

Imagine a Loma Prieta-grade earthquake in Los Altos Hills: The power is out, fires blaze, cellphone signals are jammed and emergency officials are spread thin – too thin.


Stevens Creek Trail project may move on without Los Altos

After analyzing potential routes to connect the Stevens Creek Trail, a regional team has issued its final recommendations – and none includes a designated path through Los Altos.

“I feel confident that the recommendation the four cities came up with is the best recommendation from the trail perspective and respectful of the residential perspective,” said Los Altos Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins, the city’s representative on the joint effort.


Simitian headlines Lehigh status meeting

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is slated to host a public information meeting on the Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. quarry 7 p.m. today at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave.

The meeting will address the status of the various oversight agencies and permits for the cement plant and quarry, located on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino. Agency staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions from the public.


Police Blotter

Suspicious person

Oct. 26, 8:32 a.m., Hillview Avenue and Eleanor Avenue: Los Altos Police received a report of a male subject seen removing political signs. Police contacted the individual but did not take enforcement action.

Commercial burglaries

Oct. 26, 10:53 a.m., 200 block of Main Street: An unknown suspect stole cash, checks and an electronic tablet from a business. There was no sign of forced entry.


Measure A fails by wide margin

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Election polling places popped up throughout Los Altos today.

At the conclusion of Election Day tallying, the majority of Los Altos voters rejected Measure A, the $65 million bond measure that would have enabled the overhaul of Hillview Community Center and Park.


Cyclist killed on Page Mill Road identified as Palo Alto man


A 52-year-old male cyclist from Palo Alto was killed Tuesday (Nov. 3) morning after a collision with a vehicle on Page Mill Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.


Community development director steps down

The Los Altos City Council accepted the resignation of the Community Development Director James Walgren Oct. 27, voting 4-1 to approve the settlement and release agreement, with Councilwoman Megan Satterlee dissenting.

The vote came in closed session prior to the public council meeting. During the session, the council met with legal counsel to discuss two cases of anticipated litigation. The legal conference was the only item listed on the council’s closed-session agenda.

“I have no other comment than we wish him well,” Mayor Jan Pepper said.

“We wish him the best as he pursues his future endeavors,” echoed Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins. “I wish (City Manager) Marcia (Somers) well in terms of finding a replacement – it’s a critical position in the organization.”

Somers told the Town Crier that the city would begin the recruitment process for a new community development director.

"I wish him well," she said. "I have no additional comment."

When asked when Walgren’s last day was, she said: “I don’t know.”

Walgren did not return the Town Crier’s call for comment.

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