Berkeley firm to head community center design

Rendering Courtesy of Noll & Tam
Noll & Tam Architects, the firm selected to design Los Altos’ renovated civic center, previously reimagined the Los Gatos Public Library, above.

The Hillview Community Center task force selected an architect intent on making Los Altos’ new civic center a “great place to hang out,” according to a presentation last week.

James Gwise, project manager for Noll & Tam Architects and Planners, offered a brief overview of the firm’s plans at a public meeting July 25.

Outbid union workers call for investigation of competition

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Joshua McClenahan, standing, defends his company’s treatment of employees during a July 25 fire district meeting.

The promise of free baked goods is compelling, but it’s typically not enough to attract much beyond the regular cast of characters at Los Altos Hills County Fire District meetings.

Covington bike/pedestrian project slows traffic, mail deliveries

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Cyclists, above, make use of the new Covington Road bike lanes Thursday morning. Workers, below, smooth concrete for the lane on July 6. The project along Covington involved replacement of sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

The city of Los Altos met its target date for completing the Covington Road bicycle/pedestrian improvement project, wrapping up major construction last week.

“As is the case for most projects, we anticipate there will be some punch-list items which will be taken care of in early August,” said Susanna Chan, the city’s director of public works.

Georgia man sentenced for LAH shootout

A Norcross, Ga., man who exchanged gunfire with a Los Altos Hills resident defending his home was sentenced to 33 years in prison last week.

William Brady III, 44, pleaded no contest to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of attempted kidnapping and one count of stalking, charges stemming from his Oct. 14 attack at an Oak Knoll Circle home. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Nona L. Klippen accepted Brady’s plea and sentenced him at the Hall of Justice courthouse in San Jose July 26.

Los Altos' density bonuses on deck at PTC meeting

Los Altos could go a long way toward expanding housing opportunities in the city when the Planning and Transportation Commission addresses density bonus regulations at its meeting Thursday.

Los Altos residents and the state housing authority found earlier drafts of the density bonus regulation law lacking, but the latest iteration could receive the commission’s recommendation, advancing it to the city council for review and adoption later this month.

Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash

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A Santa Clara County firefighter surveys the accident scene Friday morning.

The victim of last week’s fatal collision in Los Altos caused the car crash by running a red light, according to the Los Altos Police Department.

Redwood City resident Juana Sanchez-Cabrera, 50, died from injuries she sustained after a Toyota Sienna minivan T-boned her Nissan Sentra in the intersection of Foothill Expressway and Edith Avenue July 21.

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