Museum explores Stanford, Valley connection

Courtesy of Julie Rose
The Los Altos History Museum’s “Symbiotic Superstars” event drew a crowd including, from left, “The Lure & the Legends” creator Nan Geschke, Stanford President John L. Hennessy, historian Leslie Berlin and Adobe Systems co-founder Chuck Geschke.

Stanford University played a vital role in the development of Silicon Valley, according to speakers at a Jan. 21 Los Altos History Museum program, “Symbiotic Superstars: The Stanford-Silicon Valley Connection.”

The program is one of several designed to complement the ongoing museum exhibition “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” scheduled to run through April 19.


Morning Forum speaker aims to combat human trafficking


The Morning Forum of Los Altos delved into a heavy topic Jan. 20 when Danielle Parish, ambassador for the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, discussed the campaign for a slave-free Bay Area.

In her speaking engagements, Parish emphasizes community-based strategies to fight human trafficking and educates the public on related global issues.


Call out for 'diverse' blood donors

In honor of Black History Month in February, the American Red Cross seeks local blood donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations to ensure a sufficient blood supply.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile offers two local opportunities to donate:


Mayor recognizes volunteer commissioners at reception

The city of Los Altos has scheduled a Commission Recognition Reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Mayor Jan Pepper initiated the reception, resurrecting an event former Mayor Jane Reed held when she served on the city council.


Efforts of LA resident make progress in poor country

Courtesy of Andrew Lederer
Los Altos resident Andrew Lederer, right, co-founder of Build a School in Burma, offers a helping hand to a farmer in Burma.

The Town Crier featured an article last week on the work of Los Altos resident Andrew Lederer, co-founder of the nonprofit Build a School in Burma (BSB). Since its launch in 2011, the organization has built eight schools, with two more under construction and one ready to begin construction in 2015. The following Q&A explores Lederer’s work in greater detail.


Community Briefs

CSA’s Myers speaks at Federated Woman’s Club

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Tom Myers, executive director of the Community Services Agency, to speak at its meeting Feb. 4 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Myers’ presentation at 1 p.m.


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