Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 14, 2018


Nov. 8, 3:05 p.m.: 100 block of Giffin Road, Los Altos

Nov. 8, 1:03 p.m.: 2400 block of West El Camino Real, Mountain View

Glew loses bid for local Assembly seat

Los Altos resident Alex Glew lost his bid for the District 24 State Assembly seat held by incumbent Marc Berman.

With most of the vote counted Monday, Berman was ahead with 62,796 votes, or 75.23 percent of the tally. Glew totaled 20,120 (24.27 percent).

MV voters throw out incumbent council members

Editor's update (Wednesday, Nov. 14): The Town Crier may be guilty of a "Dewey Beats Truman" scenario here. Results within the last day show a dramatic shifting of election results with incumbent Councilwoman Pat Showalter leapfrogging into third place in the race for the third open council seat. Candidate Alison Hicks has since dropped to fourth while Lucas Ramirez has risen to second place behind Ellen Kamei. For the latest on Showalter's gains, click here.


In a repudiation of the current city council’s direction, Mountain View residents last week voted out incumbent Mayor Lenny Siegel and fellow Councilwoman Pat Showalter, while electing three newcomers to the council.

Tankha, Tyson to join Los Altos Hills council

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Kavita Tankha, seated, in black, and Joan Sherlock watch election results on the television beside George Tyson, standing, and Los Altos Hills City Councilwoman Michelle Wu Tuesday night at Wu’s Los Altos Hills home. Tankha's husband, Raj Bahri, is pictured at far left. Tankha and Tyson ultimately won the two open seats on the council.

While campaign sign vandalism and theft and accusations of misleading advertising characterized other Silicon Valley election contests, the race for Los Altos Hills City Council remained a staid affair – two of the three candidates declined to erect campaign signage.

Erosion-damaged section of Stevens Creek Trail reopens

Courtesy of Santa Clara Valley Water District
Part of the Stevens Creek Trail near El Camino Real in Mountain View, damaged during storms last year, has reopened to the public.

Cyclists, joggers and walkers can now use the portion of the Stevens Creek Trail near El Camino Real in Mountain View that washed out during the heavy storms of 2017.

A temporary detour has been in place for nearly a year, and the repairs are now permanent.

Making her (story) All-female LA council must work together, despite differences

It appears that this is the Los Altos City Council’s “Year of the Woman,” as the newly elected Anita Enander and Neysa Fligor join incumbents Jeannie Bruins, Lynette Lee Eng and Jan Pepper on the dais.

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