What pet owners should know about leptospirosis

The recent diagnosis of a handful of local dogs with leptospirosis, a potentially fatal disease, has some pet owners concerned about the risk posed to their own four-legged friends. The Town Crier queried Dr. Thomas Hansen, a veterinarian at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, about “lepto” symptoms, treatments and the vaccine.

DA begins third term declaring 'we bend arc' of justice

Courtesy of Dora McCasland
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, second from left, greets supporters Julia Miller, from left, Stephanie Grossman and Emy Thurber of Los Altos.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, a Los Altos resident, was sworn in Jan. 23 to serve a third four-year term as the county’s chief prosecutor. Rosen was re-elected outright in the June 5 primary.

Former Los Altos Hills couple's pirate ship sails toward stardom

Devil’s Gauntlet
Courtesy of Leon Schatz
The Devil’s Gauntlet, a replica of a 1767 dispatch carrier dubbed the Brigantine Sultana, is pictured at dock. Daniel Blevins Catalano, a Fresno native, purchased the ship from Denis Boulankine and Tatiana Boulankina, former owners of the Pet’s Delight shop in downtown Los Altos, for $1. Catalano hopes to sail the ship from Isleton to a Honduran island and then film a reality TV show featuring veterans aboard.

Before relocating to Raleigh, N.C., in 2017, former Los Altos Hills residents Denis Boulankine and Tatiana Boulankina had to divest themselves of a 91-foot pirate ship. They hoped Johnny Depp, America’s favorite celebrity pirate, would buy the Brigantine Sultana, but the ship eventually found a home with a different sort of buccaneer – Pirate Dan from Fresno.

New state law tightens gun restraining orders

Several California Senate and Assembly bills wended through the State Legislature and became law Jan. 1. This is the final installment in a series of Town Crier articles explaining the ramifications of the new laws.

Assembly Bill 2526

Temporary emergency gun violence restraining orders

New law allows urgent court transfers

Several California Senate and Assembly bills wended through the State Legislature and became law Jan. 1. Over the next few weeks, the Town Crier will explain their ramifications.

Senate Bill 1208

Courts and judicial emergencies

Finding Fido: Holidays prompt spike in missing pets

Olivia Pye
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Olivia Pye, 15, snuggles with Lucy, her family’s 9-year-old beagle. Nextdoor.com helped Lucy reunite with her family after the dog escaped out an open garage door.

A runaway black German shepherd from Los Altos Hills. An Akita recovered near Los Altos’ Fremont Avenue-Grant Road intersection. A docile blue-eyed kitty discovered on a Whisman Station porch. Local social media channels are teeming with reports of lost and found pets these past few weeks.

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