Mountain View council tables discussion about Rental Housing Committee

The Mountain View City Council tabled a discussion about filling vacancies on the Rental Housing Committee during its council meeting Tuesday (Oct. 27) after messages from council candidates and a rally at city hall opposing the action.

Los Altos’ financial status update warns of looming litigation fees

Screenshot from City of Los Altos Staff Report
Los Altos ended the 2020 fiscal year with an unassigned fund balance of $3.2 million and $26.8 million in its general fund reserves.

Los Altos ended fiscal year 2020 with a fund balance above its projection, but city officials estimated a large decrease in transient occupancy taxes in the upcoming fiscal year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Altos council candidate clarifies comment on random police stops

Scott Spielman, a candidate for Los Altos City Council, claimed that he misspoke during a candidate forum last week when he said that it was reasonable for police to conduct “spot checks” on suspicious vehicles.

Los Altos council votes to mandate all-electric ordinance for new buildings

The Los Altos City Council voted to adopt a reach code ordinance during Tuesday night’s meeting (Sept. 22), requiring newly constructed buildings to be all-electric. However, cooking appliances and fireplaces are exempt from the rule for new single-family homes.

Standard Liquor robbed by group of young women, surveillance footage shows

Standard Liquor
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Standard Liquor owner Ramana Srirama stands outside his downtown shop, which was robbed Sept. 15.

Five young women stole alcoholic beverages from Standard Liquor in downtown Los Altos Tuesday (Sept. 15) before pushing the store owner to the ground as they drove away in their car, according to the owner.

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