Locally based Carbon Bootcamp promotes reduction strategies

Increase your energy fitness. Build your bicycling muscle. Eat your veggies. These are just a few ways you can reduce your carbon footprint through the new Carbon Bootcamp program.

GreenTown Los Altos is partnering with Carbon Bootcamp to sponsor the first 300 residents who sign up for the program. Participants will receive gear, support and real-time encouragement at no cost.

Community Services Agency kicks off 'Los Altos Can' campaign

Community Services Agency launched a canned-food drive for the summer, a time of year when donations are historically low. The social media campaign, dubbed “Los Altos Can,” challenges residents to bring a can of healthy food to a local food pantry.

Through Aug. 2, residents are urged to bring donations to a food pantry – either CSA or another – and post a photograph or video of themselves doing so on social media, tagging the post with #CanChallenge, #LosAltosCan and #CSAcares.

Hills resident's artwork featured on town website


Courtesy of Larry William
Larry William’s “Bashful Masai Woman” is among his works on display online on the Los Altos Hills website.

Los Altos Hills resident Larry William’s documentary photography portfolio, titled “Who We Are: Digital Portraits of Humanity,” is available for viewing online through July 31 on the town’s website at losaltoshills.ca.gov/digitalgallery.

William focuses his photographs on the ideas of people’s commonalities and uniqueness, according to a press release.

Tidying up the trails: Local couple volunteers to keep Rancho San Antonio beautiful


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Richard and Esther Blanchard, top and above, regularly devote their time to beautify Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Mora Drive residents Richard and Esther Blanchard enter Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve armed with tools and trash bags. Volunteering their energies for the past three years, hardly a day goes by that they don’t do something to improve the park.

Their initial goal was to remove thistles from the Mora Drive trail.

Los Altos man helped Apollo 11 speed safely to Moon


Robin Chapman/Special to the Town Crier
Henry A. “Hank” Cole, left, in the office of his Los Altos home with his dog, Mimmi, worked on NASA’s space program in its early days. As NASA celebrates the 50th anniverary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the retiree finds himself in demand.

Los Altos resident Henry A. “Hank” Cole is having a busy summer. He has been preparing for a speech he’ll give in Oakland this week. And because he was on the team at NASA that worked on the space program, he has also spent many hours helping them with research for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

LACF director plans to retire after board finds successor


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Joe Eyre, executive director of Los Altos Community Foundation, plans to retire after leading the organization for six years. He will remain in the role until the foundation’s board of directors conducts a search and selects a successor.

“It has been a great privilege to serve in this role at LACF, and I’m humbled by the local commitment to building a strong community,” Eyre said. “I’ve enjoyed connecting donors, fund owners, volunteers, nonprofits and other organizations to creatively address the issues in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.”


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