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Wildlife experts host info sessions on co-existing with critters

Pest-plagued local residents have two upcoming opportunities to learn more about sometimes-troublesome neighbors hailing from nature: a Santa Clara County Vector Control District open house and a Los Altos Hills public information session about co-existing with coyotes.


Wild winds, rains leave 6,000 in the dark


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
City of Los Altos workers clear a redwood tree Friday morning where it fell onto the Lincoln Park fence. Storms with wind gusts up to 70 mph Thursday toppled trees throughout the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills area.

An April 6 storm pummeled the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills area, with rain and wind gusts approaching 70 mph leaving fallen trees and hundreds of residents without power for hours.

PG&E spokeswoman Mayra Tostado said virtually all customers in the Los Altos area were back online Monday after a Thursday-through-Sunday stretch that saw approximately 6,000 households lose power in 30 separate outages across Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

Local coyote problem proves divisive

Coyote
Jitze Couperus/Special to Town Crier

A coyote at Byrne Preserve in May 2014

It’s coyote pupping season. Do you know where your cat or small dog is?

A handful of recent coyote encounters have once again divided local residents into two camps: those advocating for coyote trapping (and thus euthanasia) and those espousing co-existence.

Rains batter but don't break Los Altos

After a February full of rain that inflicted damage on cities throughout the Bay Area, Los Altos looks no worse for wear.

City officials in the Public Works Department and at the police department said Los Altos has weathered the storms so far, but they warned residents to stay prepared – winter is not over.

MV considers policy allowing "feasible" LASD purchase of land for school site


Lisa Matichak

The current effort to establish an East Whisman Precise Plan in Mountain View could prove beneficial to the Los Altos School District in its quest for a 10th school site.

The plan, the topic of a Feb. 14 Mountain View City Council study session, includes consideration of a policy that could transfer development rights (TDR) from a property in one area to land in another area.


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