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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.

Los Altos police warn of home-repair fraud, urge residents to report suspicious activity

Following recent illegal solicitations, Los Altos Police Department officials remind residents to beware of unlicensed contractors and home repairmen.

Common types of home-repair fraud include roofing repair, driveway sealing or pressure washing, and automobile repair. It is unlawful for contractors to solicit services door-to-door in Los Altos.

Sun sets on art therapy class, retiring instructor at ECH

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Longtime art therapy instructor Tehila Eisenstat is calling it quits after 15 years of running the Healing Arts program at El Camino Hospital.

For 15 years, art therapist Tehila Eisenstat has helped El Camino Hospital cancer patients heal through color.

Last month’s “Sunset” art show, a vibrant display of the reds, oranges, purples and pinks that herald a day’s end, served as a fitting testament to Eisenstat’s success and her transition into the future.

Los Altos link to Oscars: Daughter of screenwriter roots for 'Trumbo'

Shelly Bowers/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Mitzi Trumbo, above, poses with her father’s Oscar for the 1956 movie “The Brave One,” an award he received in 1975, just a year before his death.

Oscar night on Sunday will have special meaning for Los Altos resident Mitzi Trumbo. The youngest daughter of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo – whose story of triumph over the 1950s Hollywood blacklist is featured in the film “Trumbo” – she’s cheering for actor Bryan Cranston to win the Best Actor award for portraying her father on the big screen.

A professional photographer, Mitzi moved to Los Altos 22 years ago when her husband took a job with Apple Inc. Her father died in Los Angeles in 1976.

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