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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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U.S.-China relations subject of forum talk


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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.

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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.

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