Partners on patrol: Los Altos Police, local agencies unite for joint traffic enforcement day

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Los Altos Police Officer Brent Butler writes a traffic ticket as part of the Los Altos Police Department’s joint traffic enforcement day March 28.

Los Altos Police Department’s joint traffic enforcement day March 28 featured a fleet of enforcement police covering Los Altos’ streets, included officers from Mountain View, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol.

Libraries accept donations of food to clear fines

Local residents with overdue library fines can eliminate them this month by donating food to those in need.

The Santa Clara County Library District launched its Food for Fines program April 2, and it’s scheduled to run through the month at all seven libraries – including the Los Altos main and Woodland branches and the Bookmobile.

Los Altos criminal attorney Rosen appointed as new county judge

Los Altos resident Amber Rosen has spent nearly half her life as a federal prosecutor. Now, instead of awaiting the judge’s verdict, she’s handing it out.

Amber Rosen

Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed Rosen to a Superior Court judge seat presiding over Santa Clara County. She was sworn in Feb. 1 and began hearing cases 12 days later.

Mtn. View landlords launch proposal for rent control cuts

Measure V, Mountain View’s polarizing rent control policy, may soon undergo an overhaul if a coalition of local landlords has its way.

Representatives of Measure V Too Costly filed The Mountain View Homeowner, Renter and Taxpayer Protection Initiative Friday, an effort to modify Measure V provisions they claim are overly restrictive and merely serve to subsidize housing for the wealthy at the expense of those in need. Within 15 days, the city attorney will draft a summary of the proposal, and proponents must collect at least 5,500 signatures – 15 percent of registered Mountain View voters – to earn the initiative a spot on the November ballot. It would require a majority vote to pass.

Suspect arrested in jogger assault

Palo Alto Police detectives arrested a suspect Sunday morning in connection with a young jogger’s sexual assault last month.

Cause of death released for woman found near Bay Trail

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office recently ruled that the Mountain View woman whose body was found floating in the water along the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale last December died of drowning.

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