Two arrested for carjacking, shooting of Mountain View worker


A multiday manhunt involving three different Bay Area law enforcement agencies culminated last week in the arrest of a suspect wanted for the shooting of a Mountain View tire business employee during a carjacking.

Los Altos roads to benefit from VTA Measure B funds

San Antonio Road
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Funds allocated through Measure B will be used to improve congested stretches of Foothill Expressway, affecting traffic flow in intersections like the one with San Antonio Road, above.

The recent release of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority funding from Measure B’s half-cent sales tax could mean more than $1.5 million over two years headed to Los Altos for city road repairs and maintenance. Additional funds will go toward improvements along Interstate 280 and Foothill Expressway in Los Altos.

LA earns an 'A' for smoke-free environment

A Los Altos law adopted last year strengthening outdoor smoking restrictions has impressed officials at the American Lung Association in California. Its annual “State of Tobacco Control” report, released Jan. 30, touted the city’s “A” grade for smoke-free outdoor air, up from a “D” in 2017.

In the zone: Residents from two LA neighborhoods ask city planners to reject changes

Most Los Altos Planning Commission meetings are fairly quiet, but the Feb. 7 gathering featured numerous pauses in the presentations to hush the murmurings of residents who filled nearly every seat in the chamber.

What pet owners should know about leptospirosis

The recent diagnosis of a handful of local dogs with leptospirosis, a potentially fatal disease, has some pet owners concerned about the risk posed to their own four-legged friends. The Town Crier queried Dr. Thomas Hansen, a veterinarian at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, about “lepto” symptoms, treatments and the vaccine.

Los Altos council still mulling possible changes to Hillview center design plans

Hillview Community Center
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The city of Los Altos spent nearly two years finalizing the design for a new community center to replace the current one, above. However, at the new council’s retreat, council members debated whether the project’s cost justifies its benefits.

With a new mayor and council member expressing reservations, the Los Altos City Council may push for changes to already approved plans to rebuild Hillview Community Center.

Mayor Lynette Lee Eng and Councilwoman Anita Enander raised concerns at the council’s Jan. 27 retreat about the design and process of the project, set for construction beginning in the summer.

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