Mora Drive housing project languishes in Los Altos Hills

Linebarger meeting
Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
Los Altos Hills residents at Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting review the masses of paperwork describing the history of developer Forrest Linebarger’s Mora Drive housing projects.

There have been 15 design variations of Forrest Linebarger’s Mora Drive housing projects, and Thursday night’s Los Altos Hills Planning Commission meeting left little question there will be plenty more before town officials are willing to approve his plans.

“I thought we might have it this time, but I see we’re still far away,” the developer said.

Split decision reached on Hillview rebuild

The Los Altos City Council last week agreed to stick with a $34.7 million budget for rebuilding Hillview Community Center.

In a split 3-2 vote, the council Jan. 9 rejected the city staff recommendation of $30 million for the 24,500-square-foot project. In a 10-year financial forecast, staff predicted that the city would have to take on debt if the budget totaled $34.7 million.

Siegel takes reins as MV mayor


Lenny Siegel was scheduled to be appointed the next mayor of Mountain View at Tuesday’s city council meeting. The meeting occurred after the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline.

Siegel succeeds Ken Rosenberg as mayor.

LA council aims to finalize budget for Hillview overhaul

The Los Altos City Council was scheduled this week to discuss and determine a final budget for rebuilding Hillview Community Center.

At Tuesday’s meeting, held after the Town Crier’s press deadline, councilmembers were set to vote on a staff recommendation of $30 million for the new 24,500-square-foot facility, which would replace the dilapidated old campus.

ECH continues multimillion-dollar campus upgrade

Rendering Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
Construction at El Camino Hospital continues apace, with the addition of a mental health and addiction services building and an integrated medical office building, an overhaul of the Women’s Hospital, demolition of the old main hospital site and expansion of the North Parking garage.

Construction trucks, steel beams and orange cones have become a staple on Grant Road in Mountain View over the past year as El Camino Hospital undergoes a multipart construction project to upgrade the campus.

Plans for the hospital include adding two new facilities – a mental health and addiction services building and an integrated medical office building – renovating the Women’s Hospital and demolishing the old hospital building.

All joking aside, LAH Council selects new leadership for 2018

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Gary Waldeck, left, Los Altos Hills’ outgoing mayor, wishes his successor, John Radford, well at a changing-of-the-guard ceremony Dec. 14.

The Los Altos Hills City Council selected its new mayor Dec. 14 during an uncharacteristically short monthly meeting long on quips.

“I’ve already alerted our council that I’m not ready to quit,” said Councilman Gary Waldeck, the outgoing mayor. “Unfortunately, they suggested I bend over and let them use something as a target, and I’m not really willing to do that either.”

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