Public meeting scheduled to address controversial Lehigh quarry plans

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Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. officials are proposing expansion plans, which will likely be discussed at a public meeting in Cupertino Feb. 13. Critics are concerned about the alleged visual and environmental impacts.

Lehigh Southwest Cement Co.’s latest proposals to expand operations likely will be discussed at an upcoming public information meeting scheduled 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 at Cupertino Community Hall.

Los Altos council raises minimum wage, reviews condo project

Local cities raise minimum wage

The minimum wage in Los Altos is now $15.40 an hour.

The Los Altos City Council approved an ordinance in 2016 raising the minimum wage to $15 last year, and to $15.40 effective Jan. 1, per the Bay Area Consumer Price Index. The ordinance applies to employees working two or more hours per week.

Temporary comfort: Los Altos plaza gets new gear

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A visitor to Veterans Community Plaza in Los Altos takes a snooze with the aid of the plaza’s new furniture.

Although the Los Altos City Council did not rank the Veterans Community Plaza Shade Structure Project as one of its top five priorities during a Capital Improvement Project discussion at its Sept. 24 meeting, city officials recognized the need to satisfy residents’ desire to improve the plaza and took action last week.

Tony town: LAH snags 'richest' ranking again

For the second year in a row, a survey of U.S. Census data revealed that Los Altos Hills is the richest town in the state – and the richest town in the country.

Online financial news publication 24/7 Wall Street’s rankings are based on median household income derived from five-year estimates contained within the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey.

Locals appointed to county boards, commissions

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian last week introduced six appointees – including residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View – to county boards and commissions.

“All of these folks demonstrate a passion for public service, and a history of initiative and engagement within their communities,” Simitian said in a May 8 press release. “I’m pleased we’ve got a good group of people to serve on our boards and commissions.”

Housing forum centers on ADUs

The Los Altos Affordable Housing Working Group is scheduled to host a panel discussion, “All About Accessory Dwelling Units,” 7-8:30 p.m. May 15 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

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