Mountain View police seek help identifying thief

The Mountain View Police Department is circulating surveillance stills of a woman in the hopes of connecting her with the theft of nearly $2,000 from a Southern California resident’s bank account.

Police Task Force reviews data of police activity at LAHS, discusses complaint process

The Citizens’ Police Task Force finalized a survey to send to Los Altos High School students, reviewed data regarding police activity at the high school and discussed the process by which citizens can file complaints about officers at its second meeting on Wednesday (Oct. 21).

‘Ghost’ guns haunt Mountain View

Twice in less than two weeks, Mountain View Police Department officers have arrested individuals in connection with crimes associated with so-called ghost guns, firearms that are not properly registered and that typically lack identification marks like serial numbers so they can be tracked.

Los Altos Citizens’ Police Task Force holds first meeting, talks school resource officers

The Los Altos City Council appointed nine local residents to serve on a Citizens’ Police Task Force during its meeting this week.

Sentencing date set in Los Altos murder case

Edgar Geovani Lainez-Portillo, a Redwood City man charged with the May 4 murder of a laborer working in south Los Altos, appeared in court Wednesday (Oct. 14) morning to learn his sentencing date.

Los Altos couple save neighbors’ home from fire

Jim and Margaret Burns
Courtesy of Margaret Burns
Jim and Margaret Burns, a Los Altos couple who saved their neighbors’ home Friday morning.

Jim and Margaret Burns have a habit of stopping to greet Nala, their neighbors’ dog, whenever they stroll by her fenced-in Orange Avenue front yard. The 7-month-old Australian shepherd was relishing the attention Friday morning (Oct. 9) when Jim happened to look up and noticed flames inside Nala’s home.


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