Los Altos police arrest 5 juveniles in residential burglary

Los Altos police arrested five teenagers Sept. 28 after a resident reported a possible forced entry at a neighbor’s house on the 200 block of Galli Drive.

The resident called police at 12:17 p.m. to alert them to suspicious activity, providing dispatchers with the suspects’ description and an associated vehicle.

Los Altos City Council gives staff direction on street shoulder policy, requests "balance"

Four members of the Los Altos City Council offered their opinions, many of which echoed each other, on the Street Shoulder Improvement Policy during a joint study session with the Planning and Transportation commissions Sept. 25.

Measure C opponent files complaint with FPPC

An opponent of Los Altos’ Measure C filed a complaint with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission against one of the initiative’s founders, claiming the proponent failed to disclose a related survey and its origins in Sept. 27 campaign filings. 

Former city manager joins fire district in new role

Jo Anne “J.” Logan’s new employment won’t take her far afield from her current one; Los Altos’ assistant city manager has accepted the position of general manager for the Los Altos Hills County Fire District.

“I’m inspired by this opportunity,” Logan said in a press release. “I think it brings into focus the best of my skills, experiences and training.”

Growth, homelessness backdrop to MV campaigns

Google bikes
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Google bikes are a common sight in Mountain View. The tech giant plans to expand in the North Bayshore area.

The impact of the current economic boom is readily apparent in the high-profile Silicon Valley community of Mountain View.

New development is ubiquitous, no more obvious than when driving along El Camino Real, where hundreds of new multifamily housing units have been constructed in recent years.

Los Altos council candidates offer solutions for housing

The Town Crier is running a series of questions for each of the five candidates for Los Altos City Council to answer. This week’s question: 

What specific actions would you take in your first two years on the council to solve the city’s affordable-housing problem?

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