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Citywide Parking Committee to take stock, seek solutions

Location, location, location – it’s nothing without adequate parking, and the new ad hoc Citywide Parking Committee aims to even out the ratios.

At the Feb. 24 Los Altos City Council meeting, councilmembers voted 4-1 in favor of forming the group, which plans to review how development has impacted parking and consider how to eke out more spots.

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Police Blotter

Residential burglaries

The Los Altos Police Department reported the following residential burglaries on its website. Department officials could not confirm details before the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline.

• Feb. 25, 8 p.m., 2000 block of Fallen Leaf Lane

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Downtown Buildings Committee members

The Downtown Buildings Committee is charged with reviewing new development downtown.

According to a report by Councilwoman Megan Satterlee, the committee will study development within the context of current city zoning ordinances and the city’s Downtown Design Guidelines, Downtown Design Plan and General Plan.

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Los Altos Police nab alleged burglar, identity thief

NEWS arrests mugsThe Los Altos Police Department received a call from a local resident reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lockhaven and Stonehaven drives in Los Altos at 9 a.m. Monday. The resident, who reported that his mail was possibly stolen, provided a detailed description of the vehicle.

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One downtown pharmacy closes, another arrives soon


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos Pharmacy closed its doors at the end of 2014 after more than 80 years in business. Staff moved compounding operations to San Jose.

The final chapter for Los Altos Pharmacy on Second Street ended this winter when Safeway – the pharmacy’s new operator – shuttered the Los Altos compounding location.

The pharmacy’s employees transferred to new jobs at Safeway’s compounding pharmacy facility in South San Jose, according to Bart Nelson, a member of the family that ran the pharmacy from 1934 to 2012.

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A conversation with new Los Altos Hills mayor


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Los Altos Hills Mayor Courtenay C. Corrigan presides over a recent city council meeting.

Courtenay C. Corrigan became mayor of Los Altos Hills in December and will serve through 2015. The Town Crier recently sat down with Corrigan to learn more about her first months on the job and her goals for the year ahead.

Background

Year elected to council: 2012

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Crime awareness meetings focus on blocking burglaries

The string of burglaries in and around Los Altos last week has prompted police to schedule two community meetings next week to remind residents to be vigilant.

Police responded Feb. 18 to five reports of residential burglaries – three in Los Altos and two near the city’s borders with Mountain View and Sunnyvale, respectively.

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