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.

Safe route task force meets Monday at Homestead HS

The first community engagement meeting on the Homestead Corridor Safe Route to School Study is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Homestead High School library, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino.

A task force whose job is to identify traffic concerns and possible solutions along the Homestead corridor leads the study. The corridor is the stretch of road between the intersection of Grant Road and Foothill Expressway in Los Altos and the intersection of Homestead Road, Hollenbeck Avenue and North Stelling Road, including entry and exit points. The task force aims to create a safer path for students traveling along the route to West Valley Elementary School, Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High.

Road work begins on First Street

Residents can expect traffic delays along First Street Tuesday through Thursday next week as the city of Los Altos undertakes a road-resurfacing project along First between West Edith Avenue and State Street.

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