Announcements

City of Los Altos Police Chief Resigns

Los Altos, Calif. February 22, 2024 After approximately one and a half years of service to the Los Altos police department, Chief of Police Angela Averiett has announced her resignation, effective mid-April. Chief Averiett has accepted the position of interim chief of police for the city of San Leandro and assumes her new responsibilities at the end of April.
02/23/2024

City of Los Altos Hosts 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Showcase

Los Altos, Calif. February 17, 2024 The city of Los Altos, in partnership with GreenTown Los Altos and the Electric Automobile Association of Silicon Valley, is hosting "Destination Electrica Los Altos electric vehicle (EV) showcaseon Saturday, March 23, from 14 PM at the Los Altos Community Center. This event is free and open to all community members.
02/18/2024

El Camino Real Closure to be Lifted Monday Morning

Los Altos, Calif. February 11, 2024 All lanes of the eastbound section of El Camino Real between San Antonio Road and Sherwood Avenue are scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning, Monday, February 12. Projected reopening time is 6 AM. The bike lane and sidewalk directly in front of 4600 El Camino Real remain closed. This section of El Camino Real has …
02/12/2024

4600 El Camino Real Incident Update #5

Los Altos, Calif. February 2, 2024 On Monday, December 25, 2023, at approximately 4:50 AM, Santa Clara County Fire Department (County Fire) responded to reports of smoke coming from a commercial structure located at 4600 El Camino Real in Los Altos. Following a 3-alarm fire response, consisting of approximately 60 first responders, the fire was declared under control at 1:53 …
02/03/2024

Los Altos Police Press Release: Death Investigation Update #2

Los Altos, Calif. January 29, 2024 The Los Altos Police Department and the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroners Office continue to investigate the deaths of two adults whose bodies were found Tuesday, January 16, at approximately 1:20 PM, during a welfare check.
01/30/2024

4600 El Camino Real Incident Update #4

Los Altos, Calif. January 24, 2024 Santa Clara County Fire Department (County Fire) continues to collaborate with the City of Los Altos, California Department of Transportation, and business and property owners of 4600 El Camino Real to bring the Christmas day incident to a close.
01/25/2024

Los Altos Police Press Release: Death Investigation Update #1

Los Altos, Calif. January 18, 2024 The Los Altos Police Department continues to investigate the deaths of two adults whose bodies were found Tuesday, January 16, at approximately 1:20 PM, during a welfare check. Preliminary investigation confirms that the bodies of the two deceased are an adult female and an adult male. Time of death is estimated to be shortly …
01/19/2024

Los Altos Police Press Release: Death Investigation

Los Altos, Calif. — January 16, 2024 — The Los Altos Police Department is investigating the deaths of two adults. The cause of death is unknown, and the identities of the deceased have not been confirmed. There is no threat to public safety. Today, at approximately 1:20 PM, officers responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 200 …
01/17/2024

Update on Demolition Plans for 4600 El Camino Real

Los Altos, Calif. — January 12, 2024 — Santa Clara County Fire Department (County Fire) continues to collaborate with the City of Los Altos, California Department of Transportation, and business and property owners of 4600 El Camino Real.  Demolition plans have been postponed until further notice. All parties are committed to providing advanced notice to allow time for media outlets …
01/13/2024

Fire Investigation Update for the Christmas Day Los Altos Commercial Structure Fire

Los Altos, Calif. — January 9, 2024 — Santa Clara County Fire Department (County Fire) arson investigators immediately began their investigative process following the 3-alarm fire at 4600 El Camino Real in Los Altos on December 25, 2023. 
01/10/2024

El Camino Road Closure Continues Due to Commercial Fire Clean Up

Los Altos, Calif. — January 1, 2024 — The eastbound section of El Camino Real between San Antonio Road and Sherwood Avenue will continue to remain closed for the next two-to-three weeks due to the three-alarm fire that destroyed the commercial building at 4600 El Camino Real early Christmas morning (Monday, December 25). Drivers are urged to follow detour signage …
01/02/2024

City of Los Altos Recognized for Exemplary Financial Reporting

Los Altos, Calif. — December 1, 2023 — The city of Los Altos has been named recipient of the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. This award, presented to the finance department, is conferred by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). 
12/02/2023

Los Altos Parks & Recreation to Distribute Age-Friendly Community Survey

Los Altos, Calif. — November 11, 2023 — Los Altos’ Parks & Recreation department is surveying residents as part of the recertification process for its Age-Friendly Community designation. Los Altos was originally awarded this designation by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003. The survey will be administered by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). If recertified, Los Altos …
11/12/2023

Los Altos Community Center Receives All-Electric Award

Los Altos, Calif. — October 18, 2023 — The Los Altos Community Center received the All-Electric Excellence Award, sponsored by Silicon Valley Clean Energy, at the San Jose Business Journal’s annual Structure’s Awards. This award is in recognition of the City’s decision to build an all-electric building years in advance of current state building code that now requires a more …
10/30/2023

Police Seek Public's Help in Overnight Crime Activity Investigation

Los Altos, Calif. — October 17, 2023 — The Los Altos Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in gaining additional video footage for a series of crimes and attempted crimes that took place early morning, October 16, between approximately 1:20-4:20 AM. 
10/30/2023

City of Los Altos Joins Community in Compassion Week Volunteering

Los Altos, Calif. — October 7, 2023 — City staff will join community members from across Los Altos and neighboring cities in actively volunteering during Compassion Week 2023, which takes place October 7-15.  The City is offering staff paid time for volunteer hours worked at participating local nonprofits during regular business hours throughout Compassion Week. Additionally, City Council will present …
10/30/2023

Los Altos Police Debuts Online Reporting System

Los Altos, Calif. — September 27, 2023 — The Los Altos Police Department has introduced the Online Police Reporting System, offering members of the public the option to file a report of select incidents online. Each online report will be reviewed by a member of the Police department. 
10/30/2023

City of Los Altos Housing Element Accepted By State

Los Altos, Calif. — September 15, 2023 — The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has accepted the city of Los Altos’ 2023-2031 Housing Element Update (HEU) after finding it to be in substantial compliance with State housing law. 
10/30/2023

Los Altos Police Conduct Death Investigation

Los Altos, Calif. — August 24, 2023 — The Los Altos Police Department and the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of an adult male. The cause of death is unknown and currently under investigation.
10/30/2023

City of Los Altos Receives $125K Grant to Pilot Cool Pavement Program

Los Altos, Calif. — August 9, 2023 — The city of Los Altos received a Community Resilience Grant from Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) in the amount of $125,713 to implement the “Cool Pavement” coating pilot project. The pilot program will be located on the 100 block of State Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. 
10/30/2023

City of Los Altos Introduces 7-Day-a-Week Compost Distribution Program

Los Altos, Calif. — July 31, 2023 — The city of Los Altos is introducing an updated compost program for residents. The new compost station program begins Monday, August 7, and is located at the City Hall parking lot (1 North San Antonio Road). It will be open throughout the year, until the City distributes its annual allocation of compost. 
10/30/2023

Hetch Hetchy Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Temporary Closure

Los Altos, Calif. — July 21, 2023 — The Hetch Hetchy Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail will be closed Monday-Friday, July 24-28, for tree and vegetation pruning and removal. Trees and vegetation adjacent to this pipeline will be trimmed and/or removed as they have the potential to cause corrosion and interfere with local fire ordinances enacted to protect public safety. As …
10/30/2023

Los Altos Police Make Arrest In Child Sexual Abuse Material Investigation

Los Altos, Calif. — June 1, 2023 — The Los Altos Police Department is investigating allegations that 23- year-old Los Altos resident, Mr. Ethan Greer, was in possession of child sexual abuse material.
10/30/2023

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