Santa Clara County AlertSCC

Alert SCC is a mass notification system that sends emergency information and instructions to anyone who lives or works in Santa Clara County by sending messages to phone numbers or on other devices.  The system is used for, among other things:

Flooding, wildfires, and subsequent evacuations

Public safety incidents, including, crimes that may immediately affect our neighborhoods.

Post disaster information about shelters, transportation or supplies.

Go to https://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx

In addition to Alert SCC, there are two additional alert systems in our area.

Los Altos Hills Town Alerts           It doesn’t matter if you’re a resident or in the unincorporated area.  You can sign up at http://www.losaltoshills.ca.gov/381/EMERGENCY-ALERTS

NIXLE is a community alert system used by the Los Altos Police and other government agencies. You can sign up at www.nixle.com

Green Team

Spring Clean Up day for San Antonio Hills residents only, is scheduled for Saturday April 8th  from 8 to 11 AM at the Bridges Community Church, 625 Magdalena Ave. Residents also have two (2) free Curbside Clean Ups per year. Items or containers are limited to 70 pound and be manageable by one person. Nothing larger than 6’ x 6’ x 6’, no dirt, rock, concrete,  major appliances, paint, tires and/or hazardous materials may be included. Batteries, Flourescent bulbs and tubes, limited E waste like pc and game components, and microwaves will be accepted. Bulky items such as furniture must be scheduled separately for picked up at an additional charge. Phone 408-283-8500 or visit www.greenteam.com to schedule.

Loyola Corners Community

At the most recent San Antonio Hills Association meeting, the LAND (Los Altans for Neighborly Development) group gave a presentation. They asked local residents to consider joining LAND (Los Altans for Neighborly Development) to be kept informed about local developments.

“Support the businesses at Loyola Corners! Some have been negatively impacted by the two bridge constructions and lack of parking on Fremont Avenue.”

To learn more about LAND, email: land_losaltos (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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Intersection Issues

The major intersection at the Northbound off ramp from Interstate 280 onto Magdalena has been of concern to several users. If you travel that road and would like to share your thoughts on a better working configuration than currently at this exchange, you may share them with John Thomas of Catrans at (510) 286-4603.

The CHP also reminds us that when stopped at a Stop sign, you must wait until it is safe to enter the roadway. This is especially important at intesections like Country Club, Arbor and Loyola where stop signs are placed a long way back from the road.

Share the Road

Share the Road is more than a phrase. It is a requirement in the narrow San Antonio Hills roads. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists all share the same roads.

Pedestrians should walk near the side of the road, (not in the middle of the lane), facing traffic. During dusk and night hours, they should wear light colored or reflective clothing, and carry a flashlight; moving it from side to side so that they can readily be seen by others.

Bicyclists must follow the rules of the road, and ride with traffic in the same lanes used by motorists. During the night hours, the bicyclists should also wear light colored or reflective clothing. Their bikes should have operating head and tail lights. Some roads have a white stripe which marks the edge of the road. This is not a path or a bike lane unless so designated by signage. It is there to help in foggy conditions and during night hours.

Motorists must be aware of others sharing the road, and adhere to the speed limits as posted. Motorists should expect that radar will be used from time to time as posted and drive defensively and cautiously to avoid incidents and traffic tickets.

Thanks for your cooperation.