Finding comfort in community: Roman family rises from ashes of house that built them

According to his 2017 obituary in the Town Crier, the late William Roman put down roots in Los Altos after moving his family around California and abroad to accommodate his studies and subsequent career changes. He built a home on Hawthorne Avenue in 1964, where his family has lived ever since. 

LGBTQ+ Listening Forum reaches few Los Altos Hills ears last week

Like the sessions before it, the Los Altos Hills edition of the county’s LGBTQ+ Listening Forum involved attendees brainstorming words and phrases to describe what they like about their town and how it could be more supportive. When it became evident, however, that only one of the seven participants actually resides in the Hills, the focus of the exercise changed: Describe Santa Clara County.

Los Altos Hills officials consider infrastructure updates

Across agenda items, from the undergrounding of utilities to fiber-optic internet, “bringing Los Altos Hills into the 21st century” emerged as the reoccurring theme of Thursday’s city council meeting.

Stanley Mok had the honor of introducing the topic during his delivery of the Finance and Investment Committee’s annual presentation: The town is in excellent financial shape. Perhaps it could borrow money to bury unsightly PG&E power lines. Doing so would improve aesthetics and reduce fire risk.

Los Altos Planning Commission votes to recommend Loyola Corners development

The Los Altos Planning Commission voted Oct. 17 to endorse developer Gregg Bunker’s mixed-use project in Loyola Corners and approved all but one of city staff’s proposed design review code amendments.

Los Altos resident swerves onto sidewalk, hits stop sign during school let out Friday

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Crossing guard Steve Alpine directs traffic Tuesday afternoon so students traveling home from Blach Intermediate and Bullis Charter schools can pass through the Covington Road-Miramonte Avenue intersection. The Covington Road stop sign that a driver recently struck is visible behind Alpine.

No injuries were reported after a Los Altos resident “inadvertently accelerated” near the intersection of Covington Road and Miramonte Avenue Friday afternoon (Oct. 18) and hit a stop sign, according to Los Altos Police Sergeant Brian Jeffrey. 

Mountain View PD nabs two for mail theft

Leo Lawrence

Mountain View residents soon to be reunited with their stolen mail have both police and a quick-thinking neighbor to thank. 

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