Police investigate sharing of nude student photos among classmates

Detectives are investigating allegations that Mountain View High students used social media to share naked images of classmates without their permission.

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Dec. 1, 6 p.m.: 600 block of Torwood Lane, Los Altos

Dec. 1, 5 p.m.: 600 block of Berry Avenue, Los Altos

Los Altos hires new administrative services director


The city of Los Altos recently hired Sharif Etman as its new administrative services director.

Etman will begin his new role Monday, overseeing the city’s finance, human resources and information technology divisions.

County pursues federal National Heritage designation

With the number of audience members equaling the representatives behind the dais, Rod Diridon was reluctant to let a potential speaker slip away – even if he happened to be attending the wrong meeting Thursday night.

“That’s the Human Relations Commission, but you’re welcome to make a comment here before you leave,” Diridon said to the confused man behind the lectern. “How do you feel about the heritage in the area?”

Andy Galea: Getting to know the new Los Altos police chief

Los Altos Police Capt. Andy Galea is not a new face around Los Altos. The St. Francis High School alumnus joined the city’s force seven years ago. With Police Chief Tuck Younis’ imminent retirement, Galea will become the new chief of the Los Altos Police Department effective Dec. 17.

The Town Crier asked Galea a few questions to get better acquainted with him and to understand his plans for the department going forward. The conversation has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

6 stories rise on San Antonio, with theater to follow

Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Dogs play in the foreground of construction at The Village at San Antonio Center. The center is currently in its second phase of building.

The latest phase of development at The Village at San Antonio Center is beginning to show its shape. The stretch of San Antonio Road once occupied by a vast parking lot, Ross and BevMo has given way to cranes, construction pits and – most recently – the skeletons of six-story buildings.

The two six-story office buildings facing San Antonio are contracted to house commercial retail tenants on the ground floor and LinkedIn offices above.

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