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Dec. 1, 6 p.m.: 600 block of Torwood Lane, Los Altos

Dec. 1, 5 p.m.: 600 block of Berry Avenue, Los Altos

Andy Galea: Getting to know the new Los Altos police chief

Los Altos Police Capt. Andy Galea is not a new face around Los Altos. The St. Francis High School alumnus joined the city’s force seven years ago. With Police Chief Tuck Younis’ imminent retirement, Galea will become the new chief of the Los Altos Police Department effective Dec. 17.

The Town Crier asked Galea a few questions to get better acquainted with him and to understand his plans for the department going forward. The conversation has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

Holiday shoppers warned about 'package plundering'

Carolyn Griffen got mad the first time a thief stole a delivery from her porch. The second time, she got even.

“I thought it was so smart of me after I did it,” Griffen said.

Police Blotter, Nov. 23, 2016


Nov. 16, 5 p.m.: 800 block of Santa Rita Avenue

Nov. 14, 1 p.m.: 300 block of San Antonio Road

Fire station leases space to county district

The city of Los Altos agreed to a 10-year contract with the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District, under which Los Altos facilities will be rented to other fire protection organizations. The city expects to charge monthly rents of approximately $1,300 for the spaces.

The county district sublets space to Rural/Metro Corp. of California, a private ambulance and fire protection company. Its monthly rent is estimated at $1,785 to $1,857. The city of Los Altos will receive 75 percent of that rent.

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