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City launches computerized parking service

Beginning Tuesday, the city of Los Altos will implement a new process to register for annual parking permits and pay tickets.

The city has contracted with iParq, a Santa Barbara-based parking services company, to digitize parking permit applications.


Police believe suspect used Airbnb to case target

Mountain View Police Department detectives are investigating the case of a Newark man accused of using a short-term rental service to case a home he eventually burglarized.

Detectives arrested David M. Lefevre Aug. 12 and charged him with residential burglary, possession of stolen property, identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of another’s identity to commit identity theft. He is being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail on $145,000 bail.

Déjà vu for all involved in Mora Drive debate


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Developer Forrest Linebarger addresses the Los Altos Hills City Council Aug. 25 on his ongoing attempt to develop his land.

It’s “Groundhog Day” for residents of Mora Drive. Likewise for Los Altos Hills city councilmembers, planning commissioners, staff and developer Forrest Linebarger.

Much like the 1993 Bill Murray comedy, the same characters appear and a similar plot plays out again and again with each city meeting meant to resolve the contentious development of Linebarger’s Mora Drive properties.

LACI proposes parking, park on First Street

Easels holding photographs, logos and a map of downtown greeted those who attended the Los Altos Community Coalition meeting Aug 19.

Los Altos Community Investments (LACI), formerly known as Passerelle Investment Co., took the opportunity to discuss a new look for First Street. The company’s plan features green space and underground parking on LACI-owned First Street properties.

Los Altos agrees in principle to 5-story El Camino project


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Renderings for 4880 El Camino Real show the difference in height relative to neighboring buildings.

The Los Altos City Council unanimously approved a new 58-foot-tall building at 4880 El Camino Real during its Aug. 23 meeting. Councilmembers directed city staff to modify conditions before formally approving the project.

Of the 21 units in the five-story building, three will be below-market rate.


 

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