Residents wake up to missing lawn signs

When Los Altos resident Alexander Macinnis woke up this morning, he noticed four signs were missing from his lawn.

Out of his political signs, the one regarding a national campaign remained, but his signs for Los Altos School District Board of Trustees candidates Pablo Luther and Steve Taglio, Los Altos City Hall candidate Jan Pepper and County Board of Education candidate Dave Cortright were gone.

"The biggest issue in this whole election is what is going on with Bullis Charter School,” he said. “And the people represented in the stolen signs have all made a point regarding this issue. It’s just pretty deceitful.”

Macinnis isn’t alone. Resident Michelle Sturiale said she heard from people at seven addresses this morning whose signs were taken overnight. She reported signs for Taglio, Luther, Cortright and city hall candidate Jerry Sorenson had been stolen.

"It is very disturbing,” Sturiale said. “People got up to vote this morning and realized their signs were gone.”

Luther said he was not aware of his signs being taken overnight and that he did not take them.

Last night wasn't the only sign-related story of the season. Philip Aaronson, husband of school district candidate Amanda Burke-Aaronson, said he saw one of his wife's signs slashed with a box cutter at Cuesta Drive and Springer Road in Los Altos on Halloween.


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