College Admissions scandal coach sentenced

Michael Center, the former University of Texas at Austin tennis coach who accepted a $100,000 bribe to masquerade a Los Altos Hills student as an athletic recruit, has been sentenced to six months in prison and one year of supervised release. 

Sheriff: Los Altos High grad died from accidental overdose

Eitan Weiner
Weiner

Eitan Weiner, the former Los Altos High School student who died mysteriously at a Stanford fraternity house in January, died from an accidental opioid overdose, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday (Feb. 26).

Owners of dog killed in Lincoln Park find responsible party

One of the owners of a dog who died of his injuries after being attacked near Lincoln Park said they have “a degree of closure” after finding the owner of the dog who bit their pet.

Los Altans searching for pet owner after their dog was killed near Lincoln Park Sunday

Heartbroken dog owners Martin and Shaye Chirotarrab seek help from the Los Altos Police Department and the community to find the owner of a dog that attacked their canine Sunday in Lincoln Park, causing injuries that resulted in the death of their pet the next day.

Puma bites girl, forces closure of Rancho Preserve

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Signs warn Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve visitors of mountain lion activity in August.

Update (4 p.m. Feb. 20): The mountain lion has been captured and killed. For more, check out our updated story.

Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve remains closed days after a mountain lion attacked a 6-year-old girl there, as California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers search for the animal there. 

Additional victims of attempted MV kidnapping come forward

Updated at 1 p.m. on 2/20/20
Jeremiah Porter
Porter

Following the publicized arrest of a 33-year-old man in connection to the attempted kidnapping of a 53-year-old Mountain View woman last week, another woman has alleged the suspect also took her and her daughter hostage in the same neighborhood, according to an updated press release from the Mountain View Police Department.

Auto burglars sweep through Whisman Station, Rex Manor

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Vehicles parked along Minaret Avenue, above, were among those targeted by auto burglars late Feb. 12 or early Feb. 13.

Updated Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.

Mountain View Police Department officers are investigating a rash of auto burglaries that left scores of vehicles in two local neighborhoods with shattered windows. 

Elderly man struck by vehicle

A man was injured after a vehicle collided with him at the intersection of El Camino Real and Shoreline Boulevard Tuesday (Feb. 11) evening, according to a press release from the Mountain View Police Department. 


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