Political commentator assesses 2016 election for Morning Forum audience

Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier

Larry Gerston, Ph.D., professor and political analyst, offered the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience a humorous and insightful analysis of “The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (And Why Few People Do!)” Feb. 16.

A political science professor at San Jose State University for more than 40 years, Gerston is the author of 12 academic books and countless magazine articles and op-ed columns. He is a regular political commentator on NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC and NPR.


Downtown hosts First Friday event with entertainment, prizes

Courtesy of Jamie Lucia
First Friday entertainers gather for a group shot. Live entertainment is a staple of the monthly downtown promotional event.

First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Stores will extend their hours and offer refreshments, wine tastings, raffles, First Friday sales and promotions, prizes and giveaways. Many restaurants and cafes will serve dinner and drink specials.


Mtn. View officials offer tips for protecting life, property from flood

According to Mountain View city officials, 12 percent of the city is located within special flood hazard areas, making the areas vulnerable to tidal flooding from the San Francisco Bay and Permanente Creek.

Following are recommendations from the city on how residents can protect themselves and their property in the event of flooding.


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.


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