Los Altos’ Week: Local Flu Deaths Rise; Drought Emergency Declared; Bike Sharing Program Grows

Popular stories on Los Altos Patch during the past week.

Photo credit: Patch graphic
Photo credit: Patch graphic

These were among the week's top stories:

Two More Flu Deaths in Santa Clara County
Two women, ages 52 and 62, died last week from the H1N1 virus, Santa Clara County Public Health Department spokeswoman Amy Cornell said.

California Drought Emergency Declared
With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.

Bike Sharing Programs Logs 100,000 Trips
Bay Area Bike Share has logged more than 100,000 trips made by people using its bikes in the first four months of the pilot program, a spokesman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

2 New Google Default Settings to Watch Out For

Many people don’t realize that when they sign up for Gmail, Google also administers them a Google Plus account. It’s easy enough to delete. However, if you don’t, here are two new default setting you should know about.

Patch Mobile App for iPhone Newly Updated

We’ve just released the latest version of our iPhone app, free for you to download. It's a completely redesigned posting experience, making it easier than ever to share the world around you with your neighbors, family and friends.

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