PTC denies 400 Main office request

A vacant ground-floor space at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos will remain empty, as it has since its construction in 2014.

At last week’s Planning and Transportation Commission meeting, a technical denial prevented a potential tenant from moving in and using the space as an office.

Task force to meet today on Hillview designs

The Hillview Community Center Project Task Force is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. today at the Grant Park Community Center, 1575 Holt Ave., Los Altos.

Noll & Tam Architects will unveil conceptual architectural and landscape images for the renovated Hillview, and discuss their elements.

Council OKs changes to Loyola Corners Specific Plan

The Los Altos City Council last week unanimously passed amendments to the Loyola Corners Specific Plan.

The updates approved at the Oct. 10 council meeting were forwarded to the council last month via the Planning and Transportation Commission. The Loyola Corners Specific Plan was adopted in 1990, and the updates aim to increase housing and revitalize the business community in the area.

Wojcicki remains upbeat, vows continued involvement

Anne Wojcicki, the force behind Los Altos Community Investments and the First Street Green project, said she decided to change course when she stopped to look at the big picture and foresaw a “huge uphill battle” in making the project a reality.

“If people aren’t excited about it, just pause it,” she said Friday. “There are lots of other things I can do (to help Los Altos).”

Preschool renegotiates for spot at new Hillview

Dozens of parents, many teary-eyed, packed the Los Altos Council Chambers last week to learn the long-awaited fate of Children’s Corner preschool. Instead, they were left hanging a bit longer after the council voted to renegotiate the terms of lease for the preschool’s potential spot at the new community center.

The nonprofit Children’s Corner has been at its Hillview Community Center location since 1981. But with the center’s upcoming rebuild, the preschool must consider a few options: negotiate with the city for space, find a new location or go out of business entirely. The Oct. 10 council meeting gave supporters hope that the first option was viable.

Bitter pathways debate muddles LAH election of new vice mayor

Ursula Lane
Courtesy of Bridget Morgan
The proposed pathway along Sadr Emad-Vaez and Pouran Aazad’s Ursula Lane property sparked debate at last week’s Los Altos Hills City Council meeting.

Los Altos Hills City Councilman Roger Spreen will be the town’s next vice mayor. He’s the choice future Mayor John Radford voted for, but he’s not the choice Radford initially wanted.

“I’ll be real clear: I’m so mad about the last vote, I’m not really interested in having anyone as vice mayor rather than Courtenay Corrigan, to tell you the truth,” Radford said at the Oct. 11 council meeting. “I can’t even possibly imagine where we came out on that last vote.”

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