Annual Fall Festival falls victim to other October celebrations

Los Altos Fall Festival
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos’ 2017 Fall Festival featured pumpkins, rides, face painting and more.

The annual Los Altos Fall Festival, which has signaled autumn’s arrival as much as the changing leaf colors along Foothill Expressway and the pumpkins lining Main Street storefronts, will not take place this year, largely due to competition from other October festivities.

LA Chamber president slated to retire in spring

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce President Pat Kapp is set to retire in the spring and hand her position off to an undetermined individual, Kapp confirmed at the end of last week.

Kapp joined the Chamber in February 2017 in preparation for the retirement of her predecessor, Julie Rose, longtime president.

Beer festival brewing in LA

The inaugural Downtown Los Altos Beer Stroll is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday.

The event will feature more than 20 craft beers from a variety of local breweries poured at tasting sites located inside shops and businesses throughout downtown Los Altos.

Chamber endorses Fligor, Mordo for LA council


The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Neysa Fligor and Jean Mordo in the race for two seats on the Los Altos City Council in the Nov. 6 election.

Demonstrated leadership

Fligor would bring “vitality and energy” to the council, according to Chamber President Pat Kapp, and her experience as an attorney working in high-tech and government positions would be helpful in understanding the complexities of policy decisions facing the council.

All or muffin: Voyageur du Temps bets on negotiation, forced to vacate

Voyaguer du Temps
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Cheryl Baldovino, from left, Elaine Yu, Maria Chou and Elli Bosworth note the brown paper covering the windows of Voyageur du Temps Sept. 18 after learning it had shuttered for good shortly after they ate lunch there. The friends said they had noticed the restaurant offered a limited menu during their meal, but they didn’t realize it was closing permanently.

A failed effort to save the community that Rie Rubin had fostered through her Los Altos bakery, Voyageur du Temps, led to an abrupt closing last week.

Rubin had received a 180-day notice to vacate the historical property at 288 First St., she said, but was actively negotiating with the property manager until the day she and her employees were told they had to leave. She was under the impression there may have been a chance of changing the leasing agreement to accommodate her plea to Rita Armstrong, manager of the limited liability company that owns the building.

MV Community Shuttle renewed through 2019

Courtesy of the City of Mountain View
The Mountain View Community Shuttle, a pilot program that has ferried more than a half-million riders, has been renewed through 2019.

The Mountain View Community Shuttle pilot program, now in its fourth year, has been extended through the end of 2019 at its current service level, with continued funding from Google Inc.

The free service, aimed at encouraging people to get around town and out of their cars, was originally set to expire this year. To date, it has transported more than 550,000 riders.

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