Mountain View city attorney to retire

After 24 years of service, Mountain View City Attorney Jannie Quinn plans to retire, effective Aug. 2.

In a letter to the city council, Quinn traced her journey with the city, beginning as senior deputy attorney in 1995 to her appointment as Mountain View’s first female city attorney in 2010.

Midpen district makes changes to board

Former Palo Alto Mayor Karen Holman was sworn in as a member of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors Jan. 9, and she will serve as board vice president for 2019.

Local voters elected Holman in November to fill retiring Director Nonette Hanko’s seat, representing residents in the Palo Alto area. Holman is only the second person to fill the role since voters created the open space district in 1972. Hanko, who spearheaded the grassroots effort resulting in the organization’s creation, has served on its board for 46 consecutive years.

Gov. Brown appoints local county judge

California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed 12 Superior Court judges Jan. 2, including Nicole L. Isger of Mountain View.

Isger, 48, was appointed to a judgeship in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

PAHS donates to animals harmed by wildfires

The Palo Alto Humane Society donated $1,000 to two organizations rescuing and caring for animals affected by the Camp Fire in Butte County.

North Valley Animal Disaster Group and the Center for Animal Protection & Education are helping the many animals that have sustained burns, are suffering from smoke inhalation and/or require emergency medical care.

Los Altos Public Works director resigns


Susanna Chan, Public Works director for the city of Los Altos, resigned last week, with her last day scheduled Friday.

Chan recently accepted the position of assistant general manager with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

How residents can help CA wildfire victims

Los Altos Community Foundation is offering options for residents seeking to support victims of the ongoing wildfires in Northern and Southern California.

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