Housing on the brain: Los Altos council weighs exemptions to story-pole policy, park in-lieu fee

Story poles
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Workers remove story poles from Ted and Jerry Sorensen’s three- story office building project at 40 Main St. Dec. 7. Developer Jeff Warmoth requested exemptions to Los Altos’ story-pole policy.

With a full agenda, the Los Altos City Council Jan. 8 spent nearly four hours discussing pressing topics such as the city’s story-pole policy and its park in-lieu fee.

MVPD arrests man for alleged batteries, continues search for victims

The Mountain View Police Department arrested 52-year-old Felipe de Jesus Meza Prieto Jan. 9 in connection with two sexual batteries reported the evening before. 

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 9, 2019


Jan. 4, 11:47 a.m.: 1300 block of Bright Oaks Court, Los Altos

Jan. 4, 7 a.m.: 10400 block of Kenbar Road, Los Altos Hills

Gov. Brown appoints local county judge

California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed 12 Superior Court judges Jan. 2, including Nicole L. Isger of Mountain View.

Isger, 48, was appointed to a judgeship in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Former councilman asks judge to release details in 2016 parking group controversy

A judge could determine Friday whether the city of Los Altos should release the full report in a 2016 legal ruling that concluded its parking committee violated the state’s open meeting law but allowed the city to continue to use committee data to craft new regulations.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Helen E. Williams is scheduled to consider the claim, filed by former Los Altos City Councilman David Casas, that third-party arbiter Arthur Friedman’s entire 18-page report should be made public. The council accepted the report in May 2016 after the city launched a third-party investigation the previous February at Casas’ behest.

Police seek victims in human trafficking case

Two Mountain View residents arrested in December on suspicion of sex and labor trafficking may be responsible for crimes against other victims, and police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying them so as to offer aid.

Carlos Garza, also known as Gabino Galvez and Mynor Tobar, and his sister, Evelia De Maria Galvez, are suspected of illegally bringing Guatemalan immigrants to the United States and intimidating them to keep silent about the operation and about crimes committed against them, according to a Mountain View Police Department press release.

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