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ECH buys $24 million San Jose property


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El Camino Hospital purchased 16 acres of land in south San Jose with an eye to developing a facility in coming years.

El Camino Hospital leaders plan to expand healthcare services, and after a year of searching, the community-based hospital is buying nearly 16 acres of undeveloped land in south San Jose.

At its Jan. 13 meeting, the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors unanimously approved the $24.1 million purchase of two parcels on Santa Teresa Boulevard between San Ignacio Avenue and Great Oaks Boulevard.

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ECH taps MayView for low-cost healthcare


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With the imminent closure of the RotaCare Clinic Mountain View, the El Camino Healthcare District voted to grant MayView Community Health Center, left, $2.4 million.

Effective this month, El Camino Hospital will begin referring uninsured and underinsured patients to MayView Community Health Center, replacing the volunteer-driven RotaCare Clinic Mountain View that will likely close this summer.

The El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors voted Jan. 19 to grant MayView $2.4 million over three-and-a-half years. The district will continue to fund RotaCare through June, and possibly longer, to support patients’ transition. Board member Dennis Chiu abstained from the vote, voicing a wish to fund RotaCare through December.

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Police catch suspected burglar using cellphone tracker


Cellphone tracking technology led Los Altos police to a suspected burglar earlier this month.

Police said a Los Altos resident’s home surveillance footage showed a man on a bicycle, later identified as Juan Carlos Lopez, stealing a cellphone from an unlocked vehicle on the 100 block of Chester Circle.

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LASD continues to gather feedback on Measure N spending


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Although voters approved Measure N more than a year ago, Los Altos School District officials are still discussing how to spend the $150 million bond.

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Neighborhood may emerge as city's first historic district

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Los Altos resident Margot Gordon is part of a group seeking to preserve Eichler homes.

For Los Altos resident Margot Gordon, home is where the Eichlers are.

She has lived in one of the mid-century modern residences on Clay Drive for nearly 48 years, and in another for seven years before that.

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Water officials notify consumers of hard water

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Seniors discuss program needs with city


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Seniors like Los Altos resident Kathryn Price, above center, provide feedback on city programs for the 50-plus crowd. Los Altos Mayor Jeannie Bruins, right (standing in red), with Councilwoman Mary Prochnow, listens to input.

The voice of seniors resounded last week during two gatherings at Grant Park and Hillview community centers. Approximately 110 event attendees turned out to offer city leaders their opinions on programming and city representation.

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