January 29 - February 2


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Welcome to Black History Month keep reading for a message.

We have some updates to share with you regarding our AV system upgrade that is at 70% complete. Also, your maintenance crew has been hard at work clearing roads and maintaining our storm drain system. Check out the Public Works updates below to learn more.

I will be heading down to Los Angeles next week (Tuesday - Friday) for the California League of Cities (CalCities) City Managers Conference. I am on the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) Board and honored to be considered as the new California ICMA (Cal-ICMA) President Elect. I will also be on a panel talking about AI Powered Cities. I will head back to the office after I land at SJC in the afternoon. I will be available by phone or email otherwise contact Cody Einfalt

We have lots of events coming your way. Keep reading for the latest.

Keep reading for details about a class being offered by the Town and Fire District on emergency preparedness notifications.

The Sheriff department has some updates as well as a reminder from Supervisor Simitian. Keep reading for more.

Mayor Mok and Councilmember Swan attended a CalCities Event last week. Keep reading form ore details and pictures

Did you hear that Councilmember Tyson was recognized by the SVCE? I found out about it on LinkedIn.

The Town publishes a quarterly physical newsletter titled the Los Altos Hills "Quarterly" to discuss the latest Town news and updates for all residents. It is distributed to each of the 3,000 homes in LAH. In contrast, the electronic weekly newsletter, known as the "Weekly," has a distribution list of just over 600. We have recently sent out the physical newsletter, and you should have received it in the mail. Please be on the lookout for it. Digital copies are also available on the Town's website here.

See you around Town.

Warm Regards,


1. Black History Month

As we kick off February, I want to highlight something important – Black History Month. It's a time to acknowledge and appreciate the significant contributions of Black Americans throughout history.

In our small Town, we're a tight-knit community, and this month is a chance to learn more about the people and events that have shaped our nation. It's not just about the struggles faced but also about the achievements and positive impacts made by Black individuals.

Let's take this opportunity to educate ourselves, share stories, and celebrate the diversity that makes our town stronger. Black History Month is a reminder that understanding and unity are essential for progress. We're all in this together, and by recognizing and appreciating our shared history, we can build a more inclusive and supportive community.

Take a moment to reflect, learn, and appreciate the contributions of Black leaders, thinkers, and innovators. This month is a chance for us to come together, foster understanding, and commit to a future where everyone feels valued and heard.

2. Upcoming Events

Family Game Night UPDATED TIME

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 Here, at or (650)947-2518.

🗓️ Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024

🕒 Time: 6 – 9 PM (UPDATED)

📍 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

21st Annual Hoppin’ Hounds Biscuit Hunt

Gear up for the 21st annual Doggie Biscuit Hunt in Los Altos Hills! Join the furry frenzy as you and your dog explore Byrne Preserve on the quest for scrumptious, dog-healthy biscuits. Before the hunt, mingle with fellow pet parents at a coffee bar serving delightful human treats. Wagging tails are guaranteed at this on-leash event dedicated to supporting the Palo Alto Animal Shelter by Pets in Need. Secure your spot in advance by registering at for a day of tail-wagging, biscuit-hunting fun!

🗓️ Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024 

🕒 Time: 9:00-10:30 AM 

📍 Location:  Bryne Preserve Open Space

                   27210 Altamont Road

                   Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

💲 Fee: $10 per entry, proceeds benefit Pets in Need’s Palo Alto Animal Shelter

3. Sheriff's Update

Residential Burglaries

Between 1/22 - Today we had one Residential Burglary. The event was published in last week's SCCSD Weekly Report.

Check the Sheriff's report for all criminal activity between 1/22 - 1/28

Residential Burglaries are trending in the right direction but don't let your guard down. Continue to harden your homes, stay alert, report suspicious behavior, and form a Neighborhood Watch Group

4. Fire District Updates

Preparedness Series

Join the Los Altos Hills County Fire District and the Town of Los Altos on February 13th from 6-8 in the second in a series of classes on preparedness. For more information goto They will focus on the tools and sources for trusted communication in the Town. Stay informed and alert.

And don't forget to share the link to this newsletter so your neighbors and friends can also learn about how to get informed.

5. A Message from Supervisor Simitian

As an early reminder, Supervisor Simitian’s Annual Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant and Permanente Quarry Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue in Cupertino. Attendees will hear an update from various oversight agencies and have the opportunity to ask questions about the quarry and cement plant located in the Cupertino foothills. The meeting format is in-person with a Zoom component.

Their office will send a follow-up email just as soon as the zoom link is available. I will repost a reminder to the event in the March 22 Weekly

6. LAH Council attend the Cal Cities Mayor and Council Members Academy

Mayor Mok and Councilmember Swan attended the 2024 Mayors and Council Members Academy in Monterey. The academy covered the legal, financial, and practical fundamentals a councilmember's job as an elected city official. In addition to learning there was plenty of opportunities to foster relationships with neighboring elected officials. Sessions also include an update on key legislative issues and an overview of your Cal Cities services. 

The academy took place Jan. 24-26 at the Monterey Marriott, allowing more than 200 mayors and council members from across the state to explore current topics of importance and engage in networking opportunities.

Can you recognize some of your neighboring elected officials in the photo?

6. LAH Councilmember recognized by SVCE Board

Last month SVCE recognized 2023 Board Chair, George Tyson, for his dedicated service leading the Board of Directors for the past year. Thank you for your leadership councilmember Tyson.

Sheriff's Report

Planning and Building

CM Signing Authority Log

Job Opportunities

Public Works

Volunteer Opportunities

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