Q&A: Meet the city's new public works and administrative services directors

The city of Los Altos has hired three new department directors in the past ten months. The Town Crier recently profiled new Recreation Director Manny Hernandez. This week, the Town Crier profiles Susana Chan, new public works director, and Kim Juran-Karageorgiou, new administrative services director.

Susanna Chan, public works director

Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, master’s degree in environmental engineering, both from UC Berkeley


Community Briefs

Allen West headlines Conservative Forum

Lt. Col. Allen West is scheduled to discuss “National Security and Military Affairs” at The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley 7 p.m. Tuesday at IFES Portuguese Hall, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.


FCS event tackles domestic violence problems, solutions


Domestic violence remains a serious problem for families of all races, religions and income levels. It’s an issue Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley addressed head-on at the organization’s Circle of Support fundraiser, held May 1 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club.

In addition to a new location, the fundraiser transitioned from a breakfast to a luncheon. A capacity crowd of more than 300 heard author Morgan Steiner discuss her experiences with an abusive husband.


Slideshow: Los Altos Live!

More than 20 acts performed to a soldout crowd April 25 at Los Altos High School's Eagle Theater for the seventh annual "Los Altos Live!" talent show. The show featured an eclectic range of acts, including rock bands, singers, dancers and the Broadway-bound Eddie Shiang. Event proceeds fund scholarships for Camp Diversity, a four-day retreat at which students break down social barriers.

SVGives matching grant to benefit TC Holiday Fund

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has received an Silicon Valley Gives holidayfundlogo newmatching grant to benefit the Los Altos Town Crier Holiday Fund.  All donations made to the Holiday Fund through SVGives up to $1,000 will be matched by the Krishnan Shah Family Foundation.

Hosted by LACF, the second annual SVGives, happening Tuesday (May 5), is a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. For more information, visit
For more information on the Holiday Fund or to contribute, visit:

CHAC appoints new leader

chacNaomi Nakano-Matsumoto, LCSW, has been named the new executive director of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC). A seasoned nonprofit leader, Nakano-Matsumoto is scheduled to assume duties July 1. She takes over for outgoing executive director Monique Kane, who is retiring June 30 after 29 years with CHAC.


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