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Stevens Creek Trail repairs targeted for Nov. 17 finish

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The above map shows the area where fixes to the Stevens Creek Trail bypass are underway.

Repairs to the Hotel Bypass portion of the Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View are scheduled for completion Nov. 17, with the trail reopened to walkers and cyclists a few days after, according to city staff.

In the meantime, trail users are being rerouted along Yuba Drive and El Camino Real.

LA council reviews smoking ban, El Camino project

A proposal for an outdoor dining smoking ban and the approval of a height increase to accommodate an elevator tower on the 4880 El Camino Real project were among the agenda items discussed at last week’s Los Altos City Council meeting.

The city originally placed the smoking-ban proposal on the consent calendar at the Oct. 24 meeting. However, during a public comment section at the beginning of the meeting, Los Altos resident Roberta Phillips requested that the item be pulled for discussion.

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.

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