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Community planner offers advice on Los Altos Civic Center


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Los Altos Forward hosted a Community Conversation April 30 with design and community planning expert Christopher Beynon sharing how his visions and concepts for land use have translated into action-oriented projects in numerous cities.

Beynon, principal and director of planning and design services at MIG Inc., is a national leader in the revitalization of city centers and urban environments, directing projects that result in change for cities throughout North America.

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Chilean volcano erupts, surprises travelers


Photos courtesy of Ron and Anne Murphy
Ron and Anne Murphy of Los Altos show newspaper headlines about the April 22 Calbuco volcano eruption – along with a copy of the Town Crier.

When Ron and Anne Murphy of Los Altos traveled to Chile and Argentina last month, they expected a little adventure. But they got more than they bargained for.

In Chile, their tour bus passed by the Calbuco volcano as it began erupting April 22 for the first time in four decades.

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Morning Forum of Los Altos presenter explores mysteries at wreck site of the Titanic


Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier
Maritime archaeologist James Delgado describes his 2.5-mile descent to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and his up-close-and-personal view of the doomed Titanic.

A maritime archaeologist vividly portrayed the fate of the Titanic, the large and luxurious cruise ship befitting its name, in a May 5 Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation, “Diving and Documenting the Titanic Wreck Site: What We Are Still Learning.”

James Delgado, Ph.D., director of the Maritime Heritage Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has participated in shipwreck expeditions throughout the world.

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New coalition supports downtown, civic center development


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A new collaboration of more than 20 civic organizations convenes twice a month to discuss the development of a land-use and integrated-financing plan for downtown Los Altos and the civic center.

Initiated by a group of civic leaders, the Los Altos Community Coalition calls for the city to move quickly to develop a plan and vision for the city core.

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Woodland Branch Library expands operating hours

The Santa Clara County Library District’s Woodland Branch Library, located at 1975 Grant Road in Los Altos, now opens at 11 a.m. six days per week.

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Essay contest winners celebrate with ice cream

essaychampsThe Los Altos Historical Commission named the winners of its 2015 Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest.

The commission selected first-, second- and third-place award winners in grades 3-6. The winners:

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