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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.

Celebrity Forum lineup includes Takei, Leno, Albom

The 49th season of the Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speaker Series – launching in the fall – will feature authors, actors and a well-known comedian.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

Sun sets on art therapy class, retiring instructor at ECH

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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.

Community Briefs

World Affairs Council addresses child refugees

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled Sergio Medina to discuss “International Humanitarian Law: Children Refugees” 7:30-9 p.m. March 2 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Medina, CEO and founder of Refugee and Immigrant Services, will present the status of refugee children from South America to Africa and the Middle East, outline the steps being taken to address their security and well-being, and explain the role of International Humanitarian Law.

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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