New coalition supports downtown, civic center development


A new collaboration of more than 20 civic organizations convenes twice a month to discuss the development of a land-use and integrated-financing plan for downtown Los Altos and the civic center.

Initiated by a group of civic leaders, the Los Altos Community Coalition calls for the city to move quickly to develop a plan and vision for the city core.


Woodland Branch Library expands operating hours

The Santa Clara County Library District’s Woodland Branch Library, located at 1975 Grant Road in Los Altos, now opens at 11 a.m. six days per week.


Essay contest winners celebrate with ice cream

essaychampsThe Los Altos Historical Commission named the winners of its 2015 Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest.

The commission selected first-, second- and third-place award winners in grades 3-6. The winners:


U.S.-China relations subject of forum talk


Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry discussed the “The Future of Sino-American Relations” in a Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation April 21.

Eikenberry, retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and current Distinguished Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, is fluent in Mandarin. He previously served as the defense attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as senior country director for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


Author explains how to train brain to become positive influence

Chuck Lindauer/ Special to the Town Crier
“Worrying is simply nothing but negative goal setting,” author Steven Campbell cautioned Los Altos Rotarians.

Author and motivational speaker Steven Campbell offered Los Altos Rotarians simple steps toward creating a more positive lifestyle during the April 23 Rotary Club meeting.


Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services marks two decades of problem solving

Courtesy of Mike Abrams
Commemorating Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services 20th anniversary are, from left, Joe Eyre, executive director, Los Altos Community Foundation; Annette Graff, Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services chairwoman; Police Chief Tuck Younis; Capt. Rick Sung, Sheriff’s Office; and mediator Chris Nagao.

Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services celebrated its 20th anniversary April 22.

The program, funded by the Los Altos Community Foundation since 1995, offers dispute resolution services to local residents.


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