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Morning Forum of Los Altos speaker sheds light on alternative energy sources


Kathryn Tomaino/Special to the Town Crier
“The developed world must discover how developing countries can produce wealth without relying on cheap oil and coal,” speaker Severin Borenstein told a Morning Forum audience. “Safe, cheaper alternative energy solutions must be made available, without asking these poorer countries to pay more for energy.” 

An expert on energy sources energized the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience with his April 7 presentation on “Exciting Progress and Harsh Realities in the Race to Low Carbon Energy.”

Severin Borenstein, Ph.D., E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, has written prolifically and advised many government agencies and private industries on the economic impact of various energy sources.

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Volunteers honored at Gardner Awards


The Los Altos Community Foundation’s 11th annual Gardner Awards, held March 26, honored 27 volunteers who represent a host of local nonprofit agencies.

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Town Crier Holiday Fund nonprofits gearing up for SVGives event, May 5


The Town Crier raises money for 20 nonprofit groups through its annual Holiday Fund campaign. However, the organizations are active year-round. Following is an update on the activities of some Holiday Fund recipients. We will feature such updates throughout the year.

Help One Child

The Los Altos-based Help One Child recently hired Valerie Crane at its new director of operations.

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How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps


Courtesy of Los ALtos History Museum
Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Sandra, left, and Jamie Kurtzig participate in the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day event last month.

Silicon Valley’s love affair with high-tech innovation starts young – not just with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, but with entrepreneurship.

At the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day last month, the kindergarten through eighth-grade crowd explored a 3D printer and drones, but they also heard about a young life in business from the source when local entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig interviewed her 10-year-old granddaughter, Jamie, about what it means to be a young entrepreneur.

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AAUW bridge benefit funds scholarships


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Bridge, anyone? American Association of University Women members play cards with girls who attend Tech Trek camp.

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its annual Benefit Bridge Party 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 San Antonio Road.

The event includes both American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge and party bridge, as well as Tripoli for the bridge-impaired. Participants can earn Masters points or play for fun.

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Nominations open for Los Altos Historic Preservation award

The Los Altos Historical Commission seeks nominees for its annual Los Altos Historic Preservation award.

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