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LA council to hear preschool plea for space at Hillview

A proposal from Children’s Corner preschool about its status at the new Hillview Community Center has been passed onto the Los Altos City Council by way of the Financial Commission.

Children’s Corner has been a tenant of the city-owned center since 1981. However, with plans to demolish the old complex and construct a new one, the preschool’s future is uncertain, as city officials have not guaranteed it space in the new center.

Tech titans discuss leadership – political, corporate, and even parental

Tech Titans
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Panelists Anne Wojcicki, above, from left, Bill Coleman and Becky and Jim Morgan share their thoughts on Silicon Valley current affairs Sunday before a packed audience at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, below. The group participated in a special event titled “Innovators of LAH,” sponsored by the town’s History Committee.

The Los Altos Hills Council Chambers reached capacity Sunday afternoon as approximately 300 local residents turned out for “Innovators of LAH,” a free, History Committee-sponsored event showcasing tech titans and their unique brand of Silicon Valley success.

Moderated by Dick Henning of Foothill College Celebrity Forum fame, the panel of local residents featured BEA Systems founder Bill Coleman, former California State Sen. Becky Morgan, former Applied Materials CEO Jim Morgan and 23andMe co-founder/CEO Anne Wojcicki.

MV shuttle service extended

The free Mountain View Community Shuttle pilot program, funded by Google Inc. and originally set to expire in 2017, has been extended through the end of 2018 at its current service level.

Since its inaugural route in January 2015, the shuttle has transported more than 350,000 local riders.

LAH council mulls adopting new regulations for rental units

Los Altos Hills could cure many of its headaches related to short-term rentals come Thursday when the city council considers amending the municipal code to regulate the ever-popular enterprise offered by websites such as Airbnb.com, HomeAway.com and VRBO.com.

Los Altos Hills Senior Planner Marni Moseley wrote the draft ordinance councilmembers will review.

Loyola Corners plan advances to LA City Council


After a three-week delay, the Loyola Corners Specific Plan finally got its shot at a public hearing at the Sept. 7 Planning and Transportation Commission meeting. Commissioners voted unanimously to forward the plan to the Los Altos City Council.

The plan was originally on the commission’s Aug. 17 meeting agenda, but discussion was postponed after a review of the city’s density-bonus ordinance ran long.

LA council stalls on density bonus, zoning changes

Five hours went by at last week’s Los Altos City Council meeting before councilmembers called it quits and held both agenda items over to their next meeting.

That didn’t sit well with several residents who attended the standing-room-only meeting Sept. 12. They were audibly upset by the inaction, as many had demanded answers on the density-bonus ordinance and commercial thoroughfare zone amendments. There were times when they seemed to know more about the issues than the council, as they groaned and shouted out corrections when a councilmember offered incorrect information.

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