Court date set as MV seeks dismissal of harassment suit

Mountain View City Attorney Jannie Quinn has requested a hearing in October in an attempt to convince a judge to drop a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Mountain View and its police department.

Downtown Vision preview: Connectivity to civic center

Los Altos City Council members are expected to review the preferred Downtown Vision at their Aug. 28 meeting, at which time their feedback will help city staff form the final plan.

'Crazy Rich Asians' director returns to familiar place to promote new movie

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“Crazy Rich Asians” actors Henry Golding, left, and Constance Wu, second from right, join film director Jon Chu, right, and his father, Larry Chu Sr., second from left, at Chef Chu’s restaurant Thursday in Los Altos.

Hollywood director-producer Jon Chu held a press gathering last week at his father Larry’s iconic Chef Chu’s restaurant in Los Altos to discuss his new film, which some reviewers are calling a potential game changer for Asians in the mainstream movie industry.

Proposed toll lanes on Highway 101 draw opposition

Highway 101
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Caltrans’ proposal to install a new toll lane that would connect to an existing, modified carpool lane on Highway 101 is facing opposition from local leaders like Joe Simitian, president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

A Caltrans project in the works for more than 10 years is just now catching the eye of many concerned residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties who would be affected by it – toll lanes on Highway 101.

New community center design scrutinized, but applauded by LA Planning Commission

Hillview Community Center
Rendering Courtesy of Noll & Tam Architects
A rendering shows a proposed option, left, in purple, for connecting the Los Altos main library to the future Hillview Community Center.

Design plans for the Hillview Community Center rebuild cleared another hurdle last week when the Los Altos Planning Commission recommended that the city council approve the environmental review and design review application for the project. The plans are due to next come before the council at its Sept. 11 meeting.

Appellate court rules defunding of sanctuary cities 'unconstitutional'

In a rebuke to the Trump administration, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Aug. 1 ruled that President Donald Trump’s attempt to strip funding from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions violates the U.S. Constitution.

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