Coronavirus concerns dominate Hills council meeting

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Before the county’s shelter-in-place order led to more consistent home occupancy, Los Altos Hills experienced an uptick in residential burglaries compared to years past, a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office representative told the city council Thursday (March 19). 

#LosAltosStrong: Resources for local businesses trying to manage

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State of Mind manager and bartender Victor Becerra helps a customer with her lunch order Friday afternoon. The pizzeria is offering curbside pickup during the coronavirus shutdown.

With no certain end to the statewide stay-at-home order first issued March 19, governments and business-minded organizations are stepping up to help small business owners triumph over challenges they didn’t anticipate, like convincing customers to try new services and reinventing the roles of some employees to keep paychecks flowing. 

Los Altos fitness studios stream for students as they stay indoors

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Pedestrians walk their dog by Alkalign Studios on First Street in Los Altos March 20. With Bay Area and statewide orders imposing shelter-in-place mandates, the fitness studio has taken to streaming classes online.

Updated March 24 at 12 p.m.

The Town Crier is checking in on businesses across town impacted by the county's shelter-in-place order announced Monday (March 16) due to the novel coronavirus. This is the fourth and final part of the series; it focuses on local fitness studios and gyms.

With Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing a statewide shelter in place without an end date in sight the evening of March 19, those already under the Bay Area-wide order enacted two days prior may be more concerned than they were about when life will revert to normal.

Hills mayor delivers message of hope

The following is a statement Los Altos Hills Mayor Michelle Wu read during the March 19 city council meeting. City council members later accepted the proclamation of local emergency Wu describes.

First reported case of COVID-19 in Los Altos

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A 75-year-old patient of the Los Altos Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Center in Los Altos has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the city’s first such case.

A patient at the Los Altos Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Center in Los Altos has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the representatives at the Fremont Avenue facility.

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