January 15-19


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City Manager’s Note

Hello Neighbors,

Welcome to the Weekly, your source for News in the Town of Los Altos Hills.

We are still just under 590 subscribers of the Weekly since our last publication. Thank you for spreading the word by having your neighbors, LAH friends, and affiliates sign up. We share important news that your neighbors need to know.

There are residents and stakeholders that are not getting this newsletter that should. Please spread the word.

Interested in ham radio or know someone that might be? More below.

Special thanks to the Santa Clara County Sheriff and Fire Department for holding a training on safeguarding your home form fire and crime.

We have a number of events to share with you. Keep reading.

The sheriff has a number of updates on residential burglaries and the latest alarming trend, Identity theft.

Thanks to the Youth Commission for hosting and residents for attending the Tech for Seniors event?

Did you miss the two council meetings we held yesterday?

We prepared a short recap here.

Don't forget next week's Annual Council Goal Setting session scheduled for 10AM January 23rd. Review the packet here

A reminder that our Council chambers will be going through the final stages of Audio Visual Upgrades next week from January 24 - February 14.

Councilmember Swan and I continue to work with the National League of Cities through the City Inclusive Entrepreneurship Network (CIE) which include other cities and counties across the country to explore innovative new ways to improve service delivery in Local Government. We are headed to Kansas City, sponsored by NLC, on April 30 for a "Pitch Fest" to hear from government technology (GovTech) Startups in the search for creative new ways to improve government service. Stay tuned to learn more.

See you around Town.

Warm Regards,


1. Recruiting HAM Radio Club Members

Interested in ham radio? Come join the Los Altos Hills Amateur Radio Club (LAHARC) at its inaugural meeting at 7:00PM on January 30, 2024 at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall located at 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. All hams and those interested in ham radio are welcome to join. Meet your fellow hams, learn about radio topics, participate in club social activities, and help serve the community. The club serves the Los Altos Hills County Fire District area encompassing Los Altos Hills and parts of Los Altos and unincorporated Santa Clara County. Please visit for more information and to sign up to our mailing list. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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2. Crime Prevention and Home Safety Recap

Yesterday, Jennifer Ceynowa, Community Risk Specialist from the Santa Clara County Fire Department and Sheriff Deputy Aalok Patel, school resource officer teamed up to provide the Town with some training and tips on how to keep your home safe from fire and crime. Although the turn out was light they are both available for follow up.

Your neighbors and friends that didn't know might have if they got the Weekly. Please help spread the word.

3. Upcoming Events

Family Game Night

Join Us for a Night of Fun and Games!

Looking for a fantastic way to connect with your family, friends, and neighbors? Look no further! Embrace the joy of laughter, competition, and camaraderie at our Family Game Night. Immerse yourself in an evening filled with board games, card games, and exciting challenges that guarantee non-stop entertainment for all ages. Whether you're a strategic mastermind or a laid-back player, there's something for everyone! Bring your family and friends, and get ready to create unforgettable memories and forego new relationships with your neighbors.

Snacks and warm refreshments will be provided.


Space is limited. Please RSVP to or 650-947-2518 


🗓️ Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

🕒 Time: 7 – 9 PM

📍 Location:    Town Hall

                     26379 Fremont Road

                     Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Drive Thru-Shred Event

The Drive-Thru Shred Event is available to help residents responsibly destroy confidential documents. Residents are invited to bring up to 5 standard file boxes or 5 paper bags of documents to shred. The event is a free service for the residents of Los Altos Hills. Proof of residency will be required to access the event.


1. Remove documents from binders and binder clips as these can damage the equipment. 


2. Compile documents into file boxes or paper bags.


3. Place the documents in the trunk of your car for easy handoff at the drive-thru.


Credit cards & gift cards (packaged separately), paperclips, staples, and rubber bands are acceptable for shredding. Unacceptable items include (but not limited to): batteries, matches, electronics, metal, cardboard, binders, binder clips, x-rays, CD’s, DVD’s, plastic sleeves, e-waste, pens, etc. No garbage or non-paper items.


🗓️ Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024

🕒 Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

📍 Location:    Town Hall Parking Lot

                     26379 Fremont Road

                     Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

4. Sheriff's Update

There were no reported residential burglary since the last report from the Sheriff Report ending 1/14/2023.

Check the sheriff's report for all criminal activity between 1/8-1/14

During Coffee with the Sheriff, Captain Valenzuela introduced Senior Communications Officer Brooks Jarosz

UPDATE - The County Use Policy of ALPR Data sharing will be taken to the Board of Supervisors on January 23. If you are interested to get involved or send a letter of support please do so. Contact Cody or me Peter for more information.

Even though residential burglaries are trending down we should continue to stay vigilant. Harden your home, form a neighborhood watch group, and follow this link to learn how to keep your home safe.

Another concerning trend is identity theft. See the following informational graphics.

5. Tech for Seniors Recap

This weekend, the Youth Commission organized its annual Technology for Seniors Event. The event aims to bridge the technological generation gap by assisting seniors with various inquiries. Dedicated volunteers provided valuable support, aiding seniors in connecting their hearing aids to an app for efficient information tracking. Additionally, participants learned how to use their Apple Watches, exploring features that enhance their daily lives like tracking their health, using the Find My iPhone feature, and Siri. Participants raised questions about the functionalities of iPads and organizing folders on their MacBook laptops. We hope to gain more participants in the coming year.  

Your neighbors and friends that didn't know might have if they got the Weekly. Please help spread the word.

6. Council meeting Recap

Yesterday we had two meetings and covered a range of topics.

At 5:00PM the Council held a special meeting to consider the appointment of Mr. Allan Epstein back to the Finance and Investment Committee.

Then at 6:00PM we had a regular city council meeting. A few notable items were the appropriation of $150,000 for staff augmentation after the loss of some key staff; the approval of the work necessary to include Maple Leaf Court to Middle Fork trail into the Master Pathway Plan; the approval of the first reading of our newest Reach Codes (Read more in the Planning and Building Link); committee and outside agency appointments; staff updates; and reports on standing adhoc and committees liaisons. The meeting was adjourned in memory of Scott Overstreet one of the founders of the Emergency Communications Committee, may he rest in peace. Review the recap here.

Sheriff's Report

Planning and Building

CM Signing Authority Log

Job Opportunities

Public Works

Volunteer Opportunities

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