Nestled between reminders of an upcoming community run and a spring garbage collection, an item titled “Burglary Prevention” glares from the cover of the Los Altos Hills March 1979 newsletter.
“Burglaries increased 36 percent in Los Altos Hills last year. … Many burglaries are the result of unlocked doors,” according to the copy. “Always lock your home, garage and out-buildings. Keep valuables, including garden equipment, in locked sheds. Do not hide keys outside your house. Report suspicious vehicles or solicitors to the Sheriff’s Office immediately. These tips can help reduce our burglary statistics!”