'A dramatic difference': Altos II housing development passes planning commission


Renderings Courtesy of SDG ARCHITECTS
After 4898 El Camino Real developer Mircea Voskerician and his architect Jeff Potts presented plans for the Altos II complex, above, to the Los Altos Planning Commission, they took the commission’s feedback and created a revised look, below.

As he presented an updated design at last week’s Los Altos Planning Commission meeting, architect Jeff Potts said he and developer Mircea Voskerician were “excited” about their newly proposed Altos II multifamily housing project at 4898 El Camino Real.

By the time the commission voted 6-0 to recommend the project to the city council – member Ronit Bodner was absent – Commissioner Sally Meadows confirmed they were excited as well.

Poultry pestilence prompts vigilance in Bay Area

No nuzzling of fuzzy golden chicks this year. No sampling of honey from backyard bees, admiring of cottage gardens or leisurely cycling from home to home.

The 2019 edition of the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop has been scratched due to Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND), a highly contagious and fatal viral disease affecting all species of birds – including poultry.

Police Blotter: Burglary, fraud and fire

San Jose residents arrested in connection to January burglary

Santiago Chavez and Gloria Mendoza of San Jose are in custody following isolated arrests for allegedly committing a Los Altos residential burglary early in the year, according to a press release issued by the Los Altos Police Department.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. Jan. 25, officers responded to reports of a burglary on the 2000 block of Kent Drive. The victim at the scene told police the house was likely burglarized while the homeowners were away, the report said.

County supervisors back Simitian's resolution to ban assault weapons

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Aug. 13 unanimously approved a resolution proposed by supervisors Joe Simitian and Susan Ellenberg asking Congress to pass a federal ban on assault weapons.

Simitian, who represents District 5, which includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, said the following day he was “pleased” his colleagues agreed that the ban was a step worth taking in the wake of the July 28 Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting.

Mtn. View names new parks and rec director

The city of Mountain View recently appointed John Marchant its new community services director.

Marchant, a 20-year city employee, replaces for the retiring J.P. de la Montaigne in overseeing the city’s parks and recreation services. He will supervise a department of 89 employees with an annual budget of approximately $24 million. Under Marchant’s purview are the Center for the Performing Arts, Rengstorff House, Shoreline Golf Links, the Shoreline Amphitheatre, forestry and roadway landscaping and volunteer management.

San Jose residents arrested in connection to January burglary

08 21 19 NEWS Burglary ChavezSantiago Chavez and Gloria Mendoza of San Jose are in custody following isolated arrests for allegedly committing a Los Altos residential burglary early in the year, according to a press release issued by the Los Altos Police Department.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. Jan. 25, officers responded to reports of a burglary on the 2000 block of Kent Drive. The victim at the scene told police the house was likely burglarized while the homeowners were away, the report said.


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