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Abuse victim builds a support network: Confronting Domestic Violence

This is the final installment in a six-part series on domestic violence and technological abuse. Names and other personal identifying features have been changed to create a composite character to protect confidentiality.

After leaving her abusive husband, Beth discovers that he has been using technology to stalk, frighten, control and discredit her and then learns what to do about it. To read parts 1-5, visit losaltosonline.com.

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LACF accepts grant applications addressing community needs


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The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting community grant applications through Tuesday.

The foundation’s Community Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations and activities that serve residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas.

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Kenyan immigrant sponsors book fund for African children


Courtesy of Foothills Congregational Church
After emigrating from Kenya with his family in 2007, Stanley Imbali, center, launched a book fund for African children in his home village. His church, Foothills Congregational, celebrated the family’s newfound status as U.S. citizens at its annual Fourth of July picnic.

In 2007, the United States granted immigration visas to six Kenyan citizens out of 46,000 applications. The seemingly impossible odds led to a life-changing opportunity for Stanley Imbali, now a member of Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos.

Through a series of fortunate coincidences, Imbali won the immigration lottery, enabling him, his wife and his children to move to California. He and his wife, Schola, are parents to Brian, 21, a pre-med student at UC Davis; Melous, 18, a freshman at Chico State University; Bruce, 12; and Tyra, 7, who was born in Africa soon after Imbali was granted the visas.

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Trump, Bush top SPARC GOP straw poll


Courtesy of Robin Chapman
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) speaks to the crowd at the annual South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition picnic at Morgan Manor in Los Altos Hills.

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush led a presidential straw poll at the recent South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) picnic at Morgan Manor in Los Altos Hills.

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City introduces trial program to provide food for homebound seniors

The city of Los Altos Recreation and Community Service Department is sponsoring the Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound (S.A.S.H.) trial program, scheduled to launch Monday.

Local volunteers are available to pick up cooked rotisserie chickens from Costco and deliver them to homebound Los Altos seniors, according to city public information coordinator Erica Ray. The cost for a chicken home delivery is $7 for Los Altos Senior Center members and $8 for nonmembers.

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Victim protects herself from technological abuse

This is the fifth in a six-part series on domestic violence and technological abuse. Names, professions, history and other personal identifying features have been changed to create a composite character to protect confidentiality.

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