Packard daughters recall growing up in Los Altos Hills

Courtesy of Margaret Abe
Members of the Los Altos Hills History Committee welcomed Julie Packard and Susan Packard Orr as speakers at a presentation on “Growing Up in the Hills and the Packard Legacy” Sept. 21 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall. The daughters of Hewlett-Packard Co. co-founder David Packard have achieved considerable success in their own right. Pictured, from left, are Catherine Popell, Julie Packard, Susan Packard Orr, Jitze Couperus, Nobuko Saito Cleary and Diane Brauch.

A crowd of more than 120 people packed Los Altos Hills Town Hall Sept. 21 to listen to sisters Susan Packard Orr and Julie Packard reflect on the simpler life they enjoyed during their childhood in the Hills.

Sponsored by the Los Altos Hills History Committee, the presentation touched on topics ranging from the Packards’ family life to their accomplishments as philanthropists.


Community Briefs

Committee seeks volunteer nominations

The Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee invites local nonprofit organizations to nominate volunteers for its 2014 awards.

Nominees must be individuals or organizations whose volunteer service benefited the communities of Los Altos and/or Los Altos Hills.


Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival scheduled Nov. 15

The inaugural Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival is scheduled 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Residents ages 4 years and up are invited to join local and national artists as they share folklore, fairy tales and other original stories via one of the world’s oldest art forms – oral storytelling.


Los Altos artist celebrated at open house

SENIORS HeleneBarber-9 fmtLos Altos artist Helene Barber's work goes on display 4-6 p.m. Oct. 22 at an open house at Pacific Hearing Service, 496 First Street, Suite 120.
Many of the painter's pieces will be available for purchase. Space is limited – RSVP at 941-0664. 


LA City Council candidates take stage for lively election forum

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
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.


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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