Brown reflects on Biden era, challenges ahead

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Some may think California icon Willie Brown Jr. is retired after being at the forefront of the state’s political scene for 40 years. But “retired” is a relative term for Brown, who has been busy with his Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service – and obliging the continuous requests for TV and radio interviews.

AAUW presentation highlights abortion help for low-income women

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women hosted a Zoom seminar Jan. 22 to mark the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, which ensured women’s right to choose whether to maintain a pregnancy.

Hope’s Corner serves 100,000th meal

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Courtesy of Mike Hacker
Hope’s Corner volunteers didn’t let last week’s rain stop them from doing what they’ve been doing for nearly 10 years – providing free, nutritious meals to homeless, low-income and vulnerable residents from Mountain View and nearby communities. Hope’s Corner operates out of the Mountain View campus of Los Altos United Methodist Church, at the corner of Hope and Mercy streets.

Hope’s Corner celebrated a major milestone Jan. 27 – providing its 100,000th meal.

Foothill Exp. work delayed, but in final stages

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Residents can expect traffic delays while work proceeds on the Foothill Expressway upgrade project in Los Altos.

The timeline for completion of the Foothill Expressway upgrade project has been pushed back to May. Officials with the Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department had initially expected work to wrap up by the end of 2020.

Museum offers virtual tour of current exhibition

In an effort to provide students a safe educational experience during the pandemic, the Los Altos History Museum mounted a virtual field trip of its current exhibition, “Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage.”

Firefighter dubbed ‘Mayor of Los Altos’ calls it quits after long career

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Firefighter engineer and paramedic Michael Handel celebrates retirement with his wife, Terri.

Firefighting has been in Michael Handel’s blood since he was a child. All it took was an elementary school visit to a local firehouse, and he was hooked.

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