Survey reveals car volume -- not speed -- plagues LAH roads

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The above graphic shows vehicle counts and speeds measured on Los Altos Hills streets.

While cut-through vehicles continue to clog Los Altos Hills’ streets, a recent traffic survey seems to suggest that interlopers, are, at least, not excessively speeding.

Data collected during the two weeks bookending a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement operation in September reveal that drivers, on average, did not exceed 6 mph over the posted speed limit.

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.

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