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School district's solar project drives another 'Green' campaign


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GreenTown Los Altos leader Margaret Suozzo, left, speaks to students about cycling to school during the Santa Rita School Bobcat Chase in August.

Better factor in an extra time cushion to the daily school drop-off and pick-up routine.

Monday marked the start of solar panel installation at Los Altos School District campuses, and the construction in school parking lots could mean minor disruptions to traffic flow while parking is limited.

New El Camino CEO brings 'entrepreneurial spirit'


 

The El Camino Healthcare District named Dan Woods its new CEO in June. The district includes the 443-bed El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and a satellite facility in Los Gatos.

Woods, who officially started work Aug. 30, arrives from Georgia. He previously served as president and CEO of WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta, Ga., where he oversaw a staff of more than 1,100 physicians and 4,700 employees. Prior to that, he held key administrative positions at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System.

Nov. 15 forum to address housing needs

When some people hear the term “affordable housing,” they picture urban blight. It’s a phrase advocates for such housing want to avoid as they look to address what they see as a systemic problem in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and across the Bay Area.

Members of the Los Altos Women’s Caucus are sponsoring a forum focused on affordable housing solutions in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the headquarters of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

'Query a Cop': Thwarting illegal U-turns


 

“Query a Cop” features reader questions fielded by Los Altos police officers.

Q: Like many residents, I’ve watched with dismay as cars driving on Main Street often ignore the double yellow lines, and even knock over the warning cones, as they make U-turns to get to parking spaces.

Survey reveals car volume -- not speed -- plagues LAH roads


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The above graphic shows vehicle counts and speeds measured on Los Altos Hills streets.

While cut-through vehicles continue to clog Los Altos Hills’ streets, a recent traffic survey seems to suggest that interlopers, are, at least, not excessively speeding.

Data collected during the two weeks bookending a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement operation in September reveal that drivers, on average, did not exceed 6 mph over the posted speed limit.

PTC denies 400 Main office request

A vacant ground-floor space at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos will remain empty, as it has since its construction in 2014.

At last week’s Planning and Transportation Commission meeting, a technical denial prevented a potential tenant from moving in and using the space as an office.


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