Shelter-in-place order would be another blow to Los Altos’ struggling businesses

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A shelter-in-place order would mean local restaurants can no longer have outdoor dining. Many downtown Los Altos restaurants have constructed parklets to facilitate outdoor dining.

If the Bay Area is placed under another shelter-in-place order – projections show it will be by mid- to late-December – then many nonessential businesses including retail and restaurants either will have to close or operate under strict guidelines.

Downtown businesses to hold festive Holiday Open House

Six downtown businesses will hold a Holiday Open House over the weekend in an effort to promote the spirit and festiveness of the holidays and encourage shopping downtown.

A guide to weighing the ballot propositions this election

Californians have 12 propositions to vote on in Tuesday’s election, with issues ranging from affirmative action to rent control. The future of Uber and Lyft could be decided, as well as property-tax rates on certain buildings. With so much at stake during a jam-packed election season, following is an overview of the propositions on the ballot.

Three local tax measures face voters in November

Locally, Santa Clara County voters will decide three additional measures concerning taxes. Two of them would continue an existing tax for water service and preserving open space. The other would go toward funding Caltrain. Below is a look at the three measures.

Developer of major Los Altos housing project faces continued legal woes

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Dutchints Development is involved in mounting litigation, calling into question a large planned housing complex on El Camino Real.

Dutchints Development, the luxury real estate developer that secured city approval to construct a large housing complex on El Camino Real, continues to be involved in mounting litigation that raises questions about the direction of the project.

Los Altos Draeger’s Market close to completing an extensive remodel

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Draeger’s Market in Los Altos is nearly finished with a substantial remodeling project that has been ongoing since June.

Draeger’s Market on First Street in Los Altos is nearing the end of an extensive remodeling project that will enable it to expand space for products. The renovations also include replacing the floor, painting the interior and exterior, and adding new restrooms.

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