Los Altos Hills council reconsiders, donates to CSA

It required two appeals, but Los Altos Hills City Councilman George Tyson managed to change most of his colleagues’ minds and secure a $5,000 donation for Community Services Agency early Friday morning. 

5th time’s the charm: Planning Commission sends ADU amendment to Los Altos council

The Los Altos Planning Commission last week voted unanimously to recommend approval of amended text addressing accessory dwelling units in the city’s Municipal Code.

After commissioners discussed the changes at five meetings, the revisions now advance to the city council. 

Los Altos Farmers' Market to return after one week hiatus

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The Los Altos Farmers’ Market will run this week in downtown Los Altos after a "pause" last week.

Updated 6/22: The Los Altos Farmers’ Market will return Thursday after a one week hiatus, according to the Los Altos Village Association. LAVA, which hosts the market, canceled it last week after taking issue with the California Farmers’ Market Association’s handling of an incident involving a vendor at the Livermore Farmers’ Market earlier this month.

‘A project with potential’: Planning Commission gives props to Lyell Street developers’ plans

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An older home on Lydell Street in Los Altos sits at the site of a proposed two-story, 5-unit development.

The Los Altos Planning Commission last week praised the general design of a proposed two-story, five-unit condominium complex at 140 Lyell St. 

Los Altos Hills residents owed millions in unclaimed deposits

Years of accounting errors related to permits granted for various kinds of Los Altos Hills development projects have resulted in more than $2 million in refundable deposits owed to residents, money town staff members are now working to reimburse. 

Los Altos council mulls options as restrictions hamper city, businesses

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Signs at a recent Los Altos Farmers’ Market on State Street call for face coverings and urge shoppers to “get in, get out.”

Prompted by continued COVID-19 restrictions, Los Altos leaders have been doing everything from funding small-business relief to examining the idea of temporarily closing downtown streets to cars to encourage outdoor shopping and dining. 

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