Sat10252014

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ABC correspondent addresses Middle East crisis at Morning Forum


Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier
Martha Raddatz discusses the crisis in the Middle East at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Sept. 16.

The Morning Forum of Los Altos kicked off its 65th season Sept. 16 with ABC News senior global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz offering a “View from Washington.”

Raddatz has received many awards and honors. Her team coverage at the State Department in the wake of 9/11 earned Peabody and Emmy awards. She previously served as ABC’s senior foreign affairs correspondent and as chief White House correspondent during the George W. Bush administration. She is a frequent guest on PBS’s “Washington Week” and “Charlie Rose.”

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Town Crier seeks writers to spin spooky stories


October is here, which means that Halloween is right around the corner – and so is the Town Crier’s annual Spooky Stories contest.

We’re offering storytellers of all ages the opportunity to weave a Halloween-themed tale in under 400 words. We will award first-, second- and third-place honors to the authors. First-place authors will receive a prize.

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Council candidates discuss downtown vision


The Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum on Downtown Vibrancy and Sustainability was held Oct. 1 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater. Five candidates are running for two open seats on the council in the Nov. 4 election.

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Rotary Club candidate forums now viewable online

The local political action group Friends of Los Altos Inc. arranged and paid for recordings of the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees and Los Altos City Council candidate forums recently hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 recorded the programs, which are now available for viewing on YouTube.

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KMVT director touts range of media resources


John Hammerschmidt/ Rotary Club of Los Altos
KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe touted the organization’s professional media resources available free to nonprofit groups, students and businesses in a Sept. 18 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15, the nonprofit, award-winning public, education and government television station, serves Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Foster City. Founded in 1982, the Mountain View-based KMVT 15 reaches a potential 400,000 viewers over Comcast Channel 15, Government Channel 26, AT&T U-Verse System Channel 99, YouTube and Roku.

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LAH fire district honors former commissioners


Jitze Couperus/Special to the Town Crier
Retiring Los Altos Hills County Fire District Commissioners Owen Halliday, from left, and Bob Stutz celebrate receiving fire helmets with a special emblem honoring their service with Chief Ken Kehmna of the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

When Los Altos Hills County Fire District commissioners retire, they receive a helmet emblazoned with the logo of the fire district. The long-standing tradition commemorates their dedication and service to the district, founded in 1939.

Retiring Commissioners Bob Stutz and Owen Halliday recently received their awards. Stutz served 25 years on the commission and Halliday served 12 years.

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