‘Operation Varsity Blues’ tennis coach pleads guilty

The former University of Texas at Austin tennis coach accused of accepting bribes to help a local student get into the college pleaded guilty Wednesday (April 24) to charges that could send him to prison for decades. 

City council directive puts brakes on RV street dwelling in Mountain View

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A car drives past recreational vehicles parked in the Showers Drive Walmart parking lot in Mountain View last week. The Mountain View City Council recently voted to draft the Oversized Vehicle Parking Prohibition Ordinance, which would remove an estimated 192 parked RVs and their residents from city streets. Those who live in the vehicles vowed to fight the action.

Mountain View City Council members have tried to frame their actions as humane and compassionate, but in the end, the council majority last month voted to move vehicle dwellers – particularly those in RVs – off city streets. Those dwellers and their advocates, however, say they will fight the action.

LA Planning Commission chairman's defense requests retest of blood sample in DUI case

Los Altos Planning Commission Chairman Alexander Samek is expected to appear in court this week for a pretrial conference concerning his 2018 DUI arrest, and one of the main topics of discussion could be his blood test from that November morning.

LAH Council fear: Will rubbish rates rub residents wrong way?

Sticker shock. It’s the term Los Altos Hills City Council members used over and over again Thursday night to reflect how they thought residents might react to future waste removal rates on the horizon.

City of Los Altos officially denies allegations in discrimination lawsuit

In a formal response to Los Altos resident Satish Ramachandran and his attorneys, the city of Los Altos denied all allegations related to the racial discrimination lawsuit in which Ramachandran claims he has been mistreated by city employees since 2013.

Records request reveals hushed city settlement

The city of Los Altos paid a former maintenance department employee $50,000 three years ago after he alleged that his supervisor assaulted him, according to information the Town Crier recently uncovered through a public records request. The maintenance worker has since left the city, but the supervisor remains on the job.


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