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El Camino Hospital hires interim CEO

The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors last week voted unanimously to hire Donald C. Sibery as interim CEO.

Sibery replaces Tomi Ryba, whose contract the board opted not to renew in August. Ryba will serve through the end of October.

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Water-tank retrofit delays Page Mill traffic

Cyclists and motorists are urged to use caution on the stretch of Page Mill Road near its intersection with the Charlie Brown Fire Road in Los Altos Hills.

Through March, the Purissima Hills Water District is retrofitting a water tank at 11150 Page Mill Road, and the associated construction will prompt lane closures and traffic delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The construction site is located approximately 1,600 feet west of Moody Road.

Dead birds prompt mosquito traps in Los Altos

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District was scheduled Tuesday to set mosquito traps in south Los Altos after the discovery of several dead birds infected with West Nile virus.

County officials planned to set approximately 40 traps near the intersection of Homestead and Grant roads, according to Noor Tietze, scientific technical services manager for the county vector control district. Genetic testing of the captured mosquitoes will determine whether fogging commences, but officials said they would notify residents before doing so.

LAH Councilman Larsen resigns

Los Altos Hills Councilman Rich Larsen will vacate his post effective Sept. 1, he announced Thursday at the monthly city council meeting.

Larsen, a longtime Los Altos Hills resident who served more than six years in public office, including a stint as mayor, plans to move to Carmel with his wife, Daryl, and their children and grandchildren.

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City boosts downtown parking enforcement

The city of Los Altos has hired a part-time parking enforcer for Mondays and Saturdays – two days that had previously gone unenforced.

Los Altos Police Capt. Andy Galea said the baseline cost for parking violations – such as parking beyond a posted time limit – is $54.50.

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