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Police investigation of fatal Foothill crash ongoing

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A memorial with flowers and balloons sprung up at the site of the fatal crash. Burn marks are still visible on the tree, left.

The Los Altos Police Department continues to investigate the Aug. 30 one-vehicle accident on Foothill Expressway that resulted in a fatality.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 58-year-old Los Altos resident Matthew Maki, who was pronounced dead at the scene after the car he was driving hit a tree.

Incumbent, MVHS parent join MVLA board

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Incumbent, newcomer face no challengers for LASD board

Incumbent Steve Taglio and newcomer Jessica Speiser were the only two candidates to run for the two open four-year seats on the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees. Because they are running unopposed, their names will not appear on the November ballot and they will begin their terms in December.

Incumbents retain seats on El Camino Healthcare District board

Because three incumbents were the only candidates to file papers and qualify to run for the three open seats on the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors, the race will not appear on the November ballot.

Julia Miller, Dennis Chiu and John Zoglin will retain their seats on the five-member board, continuing to serve with David Reeder and Peter Fung.

ECH opts not to renew CEO's contract


The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors voted unanimously Aug. 29 not to renew the contract of Tomi Ryba, chief executive officer of the hospital district since 2011. Ryba will serve out her contract through Oct. 31.

“She has been working diligently with the board, the medical staff, leadership team and potential partners to define strategies that will ensure that El Camino Hospital is able to continue to serve the needs of the community now and into the future,” said Neal Cohen, district board chairman, in a statement.

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