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:


U.S.-China relations subject of forum talk


Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry discussed the “The Future of Sino-American Relations” in a Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation April 21.

Eikenberry, retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and current Distinguished Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, is fluent in Mandarin. He previously served as the defense attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as senior country director for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


Author explains how to train brain to become positive influence

Chuck Lindauer/ Special to the Town Crier
“Worrying is simply nothing but negative goal setting,” author Steven Campbell cautioned Los Altos Rotarians.

Author and motivational speaker Steven Campbell offered Los Altos Rotarians simple steps toward creating a more positive lifestyle during the April 23 Rotary Club meeting.


Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services marks two decades of problem solving

Courtesy of Mike Abrams
Commemorating Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services 20th anniversary are, from left, Joe Eyre, executive director, Los Altos Community Foundation; Annette Graff, Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services chairwoman; Police Chief Tuck Younis; Capt. Rick Sung, Sheriff’s Office; and mediator Chris Nagao.

Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services celebrated its 20th anniversary April 22.

The program, funded by the Los Altos Community Foundation since 1995, offers dispute resolution services to local residents.


Q&A: Meet the city's new public works and administrative services directors

The city of Los Altos has hired three new department directors in the past ten months. The Town Crier recently profiled new Recreation Director Manny Hernandez. This week, the Town Crier profiles Susana Chan, new public works director, and Kim Juran-Karageorgiou, new administrative services director.

Susanna Chan, public works director

Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, master’s degree in environmental engineering, both from UC Berkeley


FCS event tackles domestic violence problems, solutions


Domestic violence remains a serious problem for families of all races, religions and income levels. It’s an issue Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley addressed head-on at the organization’s Circle of Support fundraiser, held May 1 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club.

In addition to a new location, the fundraiser transitioned from a breakfast to a luncheon. A capacity crowd of more than 300 heard author Morgan Steiner discuss her experiences with an abusive husband.


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