Museum's 'Now and Then' events celebrate Silicon Valley: Activities include holiday shopping

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled two “Now and Then” events that invite visitors to step into two worlds – the “now” of Silicon Valley and the “then” of the Valley of Heart’s Delight – 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at the museum.

The “Now” refers to the museum’s current exhibition, “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” open through April 19. The display spotlights visionaries with Los Altos and Los Altos Hills connections who helped create the area’s high-tech sector.


World Affairs discussion focuses on drought

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter and the Los Altos Library have scheduled Peter Gleick, Ph.D., founder and president of the Pacific Institute, to discuss “Water: California and the Global Outlook” 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Gleick, an expert on water and climate issues, will present his perspective on California’s drought, including the impact climate and environmental changes are having on global freshwater supplies and their resulting effects on social, political and security matters.


Morning Forum speaker notes positive signs in Afghanistan


U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, former ambassador to Afghanistan, expressed optimism in his presentation on “The End of America’s Long War in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Oct. 7.

According to Eikenberry, next year is going to be “very decisive” for Afghanistan, but he pointed out that every year has been considered decisive there. However, he is “cautiously optimistic” about the challenges the country faces.


Suzanne Bell chimes in with fashion tips online

Photos by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Suzanne Bell strikes a pose in downtown Los Altos recently. Having fun with fashion – and offering good advice – is the basis for Bell’s new website,

Suzanne Bell of Los Altos has, as she quips, “a passion for fashion.” But for years, that passion took a backseat to raising a family and selling real estate with her husband, Rick.

Not anymore. Bell recently launched a website,, a user-friendly site that features a regularly updated blog and addresses common fashion dilemmas.


LA City Council candidates discuss implementing Climate Action Plan

The co-sponsors of the Oct. 1 Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum on Vibrancy and Sustainability asked the candidates to answer the following question in 50 words or less.


Halloween Horse Show trots into LAH's Westwind Barn Saturday

The Pacific Ridge Pony Club’s 21st annual Halloween Horse Show is scheduled Saturday at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills.

Spectators can watch riders of all levels in a variety of hunter, jumper and equitation categories starting at 9 a.m. Activities will include pole classes and beginning instruction.


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