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LA City Council candidates take stage for lively election forum


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Los Altos City Council candidates, from left, Karen Berner, Jarrett Fishpaw, Alexander Glew, Jean Mordo and Mary Prochnow answer questions at last week’s election forum.

Los Altos City Council candidates discussed a range of concerns, from downtown parking to priorities for rebuilding a civic center, at an Oct. 1 forum that proved as entertaining as it was informative.

Drawing from questions submitted online, by the local media and by the audience at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, forum moderator Robin Abrams set a brisk pace. The five candidates seeking two open seats on the council were allotted 60 seconds to answer each question.

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Los Altos Library centennial features 'Then & Now' theme

The Los Altos Library is turning 100, and local residents are invited to the birthday party.

Library supporters have scheduled a “Centennial Faire” beginning 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

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Volunteers benefit from service


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Los Altos Senior Center Coordinator Candace Avina, left, discusses upcoming events with volunteer Verda Keenan.

Local high school senior Dariya Smith has discovered that she helps herself by helping others.

“I think that for me ... anytime I’m sad or depressed ... going out and helping people makes me feel a lot better,” the Mountain View resident said. “I’ve gone through some of my hardest times by focusing on how to help them.”

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Council candidates address making Los Altos friendlier


Members of Los Altos Forward solicited questions for a series of forums with the candidates running for Los Altos City Council. Five candidates are running for two seats on the council in the Nov. 4 election.

The candidates were asked to answer the following question in 50 words or less.

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LWV hosts election forums

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

• Candidates Forum for Los Altos School District: 7-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. The forum is co-sponsored by the Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Los Altos Library.

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Whatever happened to Jan Hutchins? : Former sportscaster makes comeback to motivate Rotarians


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Former KPIX-TV sports anchor Jan Hutchins, a familiar face to Bay Area residents, offered an update on his life and career Sept. 25 at a Rotary Club of Los Altos meeting.

After more than two decades in sportscasting, Hutchins pursued a host of experiences and opportunities and returned to motivate Los Altos residents to do the same.

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