Captain of boat fire that killed Los Altans indicted

The captain of the Conception, the Santa Barbara-based dive boat that caught fire and sank last year, faces 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter related to the deaths of those on board, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday (Dec. 1). 

Registrar certifies local election results

Updated, 3 p.m. Dec. 3: The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office Tuesday (Dec. 1) evening certified the Nov. 3 election results with state officials, confirming wins in the Los Altos City Council race, though the Los Altos Hills and Mountain View council races are too close to call and will be settled by manual recounts.

El Camino prepares as county tightens virus restrictions

El Camino Health – Mountain View is equipped at the moment to handle a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, and it is preparing for an increase in patients as cases rise across Santa Clara County to alarming rates.

MV eyes next steps in limiting RV parking

Mountain View City Council members are scheduled Tuesday to discuss next steps for implementing an ordinance that restricts parking for oversized vehicles.

Vector control on keeping wee beasties at bay

While rodent-related service calls to Santa Clara County Vector Control are thus far lower this year compared to last – 955 between Jan. 1 and Nov. 24, 2019, versus 831 during that same period in 2020 – dropping temperatures associated with the fall and winter months present an incentive for opportunistic Bay Area denizens such as the house mouse, the Norway rat and the roof rat to seek shelter indoors. 

Los Altos council member’s claims of threatening messages disputed by local activist group

This story was updated on 11/29 at 3:00 p.m.

Members of the local activist group Justice Vanguard pushed back against claims by Los Altos City Councilwoman Lynette Lee Eng that she had received threatening messages from them during Tuesday's (Nov. 24) council meeting, when the council voted to enact police reforms and eliminate the school resource officer (SRO) program at Los Altos High School.

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