Sons In Retirement gathers for speakers, activities

Author Margaret O’Mara spoke to the local chapter of Sons In Retirement (SIR) about 20th-century elections at Fremont Hills Country Club March 2.

O’Mara discussed her latest book, “Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the 20th Century,” which focuses on the elections of 1912, 1932, 1968 and 1992. A visiting history professor from the University of Washington, she currently teaches at Stanford University.


Local official tells SPARC members rent control may be on the rise



San Jose City Councilman Johnny Khamis had a message for local residents gathered at a recent political event in Los Altos Hills: Astronomical Bay Area rents are driving discussions in San Jose, and the trend toward rent control is spreading.


Los Altos native shares pool with starlet Scarlett in "Hail, Caesar!"

Los Altos native Margo Sargent, 22, recently experienced the thrill of a lifetime when she was one of 10 synchronized swimmers selected to appear in the new movie, “Hail, Caesar!” starring George Clooney and Channing Tatum. “In the distance one day, I saw Channing Tatum. It was cool to see (him) with my own eyes.” Sargent took up synchronized swimming at age 6. Courtesy of Rachel SHERBOW/SINGER ASSOCIATES

The new movie “Hail, Caesar!” features a scene in which actress Scarlett Johansson dives into a pool of 32 synchronized swimmers – one of whom was born and raised in Los Altos.

“It was incredible being on such a huge set, a huge stage,” said Margo Sargent, 22. “In the distance one day, I saw Channing Tatum. It was cool to see (him) with my own eyes.”


Political commentator assesses 2016 election for Morning Forum audience

Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., professor and political analyst, offered the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience a humorous and insightful analysis of “The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (And Why Few People Do!)” Feb. 16.

A political science professor at San Jose State University for more than 40 years, Gerston is the author of 12 academic books and countless magazine articles and op-ed columns. He is a regular political commentator on NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC and NPR.


Mtn. View officials offer tips for protecting life, property from flood

According to Mountain View city officials, 12 percent of the city is located within special flood hazard areas, making the areas vulnerable to tidal flooding from the San Francisco Bay and Permanente Creek.

Following are recommendations from the city on how residents can protect themselves and their property in the event of flooding.


Donations underwrite scholarships for camps, classes at local TV station: New at KMVT

It is that time of year again when registration for classes, camps and workshops is available to students of all ages. KMVT 15 takes a strong lead in narrowing the divide in digital and media literacy.

KMVT is often viewed as just a local TV station; however, we are so much more than local information. KMVT also provides a host of educational programs for all ages, including video production, editing, directing, hosting, producing, photography and so much more.


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