#TogetherMV: Residents show solidarity, leaders organize emergency relief efforts

Courtesy of the city of Mountain View

The city of Mountain View recently launched The Briefing – an online newsletter designed to help residents feel connected during the state’s shelter-in-place order. The newsletter begins by highlighting several acts of kindness.

Los Altos residents learn about realities of behavior during town hall

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Signs at Oak Avenue Elementary School accompany caution tape to warn all of playground closures across the Los Altos School District properties.

While Los Altos residents are generally doing a good job of complying with the shelter-in-place order, the Los Altos Police Department is receiving calls daily reporting those who aren’t abiding by it, Chief Andy Galea said during the city’s first virtual town hall Tuesday (April 7).

Los Altos city staff, merchant groups replicate online campaign for local businesses

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Courtesy of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce

The city of Los Altos, the Los Altos Village Association and the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce launched a joint effort Wednesday (April 8) designed to drive profits for local business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restrictions tighten as local officials extend shelter-in-place order

More restrictive measures – including bans on most construction projects – are the outcome of an extended shelter-in-place order enacted last week.

The move from “essential” to “nonessential” businesses means construction on housing remodels and even the city of Los Altos’ new community center cannot continue. 

Hills council takes temperature of housing targets

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Los Altos Hills City Council and staff members sign off at the end of their April 1 meeting.

Last week’s special Los Altos Hills City Council meeting commenced with salutes to a mini American flag Mayor Michelle Wu erected in an empty Clorox wipes container.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, council members April 1 launched into their first fully teleconferenced meeting, each person broadcasting via Zoom from the safety of home to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus. 

Law enforcement agencies pivot operations to protect officers, residents

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos Police Department Officer Anthony Friebel uses hand sanitizer outside Draeger’s Market.Friebel visited the downtown Los Altos store and others Friday morning as part of a new weekly check to ensure businesses are following coronavirus safety guidelines like maintaining 6 feet between customers and prohibiting personal shopping bags.

Three weeks under the shelter-in-place order, local residents are adapting to protect themselves, their families and their friends from contracting the coronavirus.

Law enforcement agencies are doing the same to protect themselves and the people they serve. 

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