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ECH nurses reject tentative contract offer

Nurses at El Camino Hospital voted Oct. 7 to reject a tentative agreement meant to address the ongoing labor dispute at the hospital.

LASD seeks to renew parcel tax with $30 increase

In an effort to maintain current programs, Los Altos School District officials have placed a parcel-tax renewal – Measure GG – on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The district’s current $193 parcel tax is set to expire in the 2017-2018 school year. The new measure seeks to increase the tax by $30 and extend the parcel-tax collection period for eight years. The district also collects an additional $597 ongoing parcel tax.

El Camino Hospital CEO receives 224K bonus

Before leaving her post at the end of October, El Camino Hospital CEO Tomi Ryba will receive a sizable parting gift: $223,673.

Board members voted 7-1 in favor of granting the bonus, with John Zoglin opposing and Jeffrey Davis and Ryba abstaining. The move comes weeks after the board voted unanimously not to renew Ryba’s contract for another four years.

Heat wave exacerbates smog in Los Altos and beyond

Courtesy of Ranger Curt Dunn
The view improved a bit in the Los Altos area Tuesday despite a Spare the Air alert in effect during this week's heat wave. Smog has obscured views across the Bay Area as heat contributed to ozone formation. Foothills Park Ranger Curt Dunn captured this photo Tuesday looking down towards Stanford and San Francisco Bay.

This week’s heat wave brought smog along with the high temperatures and a close succession of regional Spare the Air alerts.

LAH candidate owes more than $240K in back taxes, FTB claims

Los Altos Hills City Council candidate Peter Evans is allegedly in a dispute with the state’s Franchise Tax Board over more than $240,000 in back taxes the state claims it is owed. Evans acknowledged the matter but noted ongoing discussions with the state board to reach a settlement.

Evans, a longtime resident who is active on several town committees, said in a statement: “I am and have been for some time in the process of resolving this with the Franchise Tax Board. There is no evasion or subterfuge; my returns have been audited with no findings.”

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