MV police crack mailbox theft case, arrest 7

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Courtesy of Mountain View Police Department
The Mountain View mailbox theft suspects. Clockwise from top left: Sabrina Abad, Brianna Jensen, Melissa Henry, Andrew Perez, Amanda Pappas and Brenden Mackay.

Mountain View residents who lost bills, credit cards, personal documents and even identities to mail thieves may soon be reunited with their property and peace of mind following the recent arrest of several Santa Clara County residents.

New mayor, members take seats on MV council


John Norikane / City of Mountain View
New Mountain View City Council members Lucas Ramirez, from left, Ellen Kamei and Alison Hicks take the oath of office Jan. 8.

Last week’s Mountain View City Council meeting marked a major changing of the guard – three newly elected members on the seven-member board were sworn in, while the new council appointed a new mayor and vice mayor. 

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.

Cal Water completes LA infrastructure upgrade

California Water Service Co. recently completed a main replacement project in Los Altos aimed at strengthening water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency and enhancing fire protection in the area.

LA residents tell staff, council what's watt

Before the Los Altos City Council addressed agenda items or even approved anything on its consent calendar Jan. 8, a rousing public comment period brought an impending issue to light.

A look at new state laws that take effect in 2019: AB 1810

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.

Assembly Bill 1810

Mental health diversion


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