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Residents explore downtown of future

Los Altos residents had another opportunity last week to weigh in on what the future of their downtown could look like.

Residents offered input on four planning scenarios Nov. 29, during the second of two Downtown Vision workshops.

Under new management, animal shelter to get upgrades, potential new facility

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Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
Pets In Need Executive Director Al Mollica poses with terrier Melanie outside the nonprofit’s Redwood City shelter last week.

Following years of financial uncertainty, Palo Alto Animal Services may soon secure the monetary and managerial stability stakeholders seek to upgrade the existing shelter or to even build a new one.

Next week board members of Pets In Need, the Redwood City-based nonprofit organization selected to assume operations of the Palo Alto shelter, will consider a management agreement containing a $1.86 million funding request for addressing deficiencies there. PAAS is the contracted provider of animal services for Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

MVPD searches for shooting suspect

The Mountain View Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who fired gunshots into the air during a recent incident downtown.

No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Nov. 26 near the intersection of Villa and Bryant streets, according to police reports.

Officers heard the shots while responding to a call about a fight near the intersection of Villa and Castro streets, but it is not known whether the fight and the shots were related, police reported. They did not find evidence of the initial fight, but they did recover bullet casings near where witnesses said the suspect fired his gun.

Witnesses described the shooting suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20s, according to police reports. The man is approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build and has a trimmed beard and slick, black hair. He fled the scene in a burgundy Toyota Tundra pickup.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Dan Garcia at 903-6624 and reference case No. 17-07944.

Police reunite vintage photo album with owner

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View Police Department officers Mike Taber, from left, and Wahed Magee speak to Los Gatos resident Janice Anne Duncan and her sister, Nancy Rose, after presenting the women with Duncan’s once-lost World War II-era photo album.

She remembered most of the faces and could recite the names: friends, boyfriends and even casual acquaintances who floated into her life and out again. There’s the portrait of her father and hammy stills of her sisters playing mirrored images on opposite sides of an ornate frame. She saw her 20-year-old self playing tennis and serving waffles to GI’s during World War II.

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