Confronting Domestic Violence: How to survive domestic abuse during quarantine


This is the first in a six-part series on victims of domestic violence who must continue to live with their abusers during the quarantine.

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Pathways Run morphs, now a ‘self-challenge’

For the first time in 19 years, the Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk will not be held as a single-day race event. The run, originally scheduled May 9, is instead being transformed into a weeklong “self-challenge.”

To celebrate the town’s pathways system, Los Altos Hills is offering the Pathways Challenge, while maintaining social distancing. Participation is free.

Duncan MacVicar: Positive-thinker devoted life to community service

Courtesy of Jeanne MacVicar 
Duncan MacVicar, pictured at left as a West Point cadet in the 1960s and at right recently, championed community volunteerism across a broad range of areas.

Duncan MacVicar lived a life full of joy and accomplishment, according to his family. The West Point graduate and business entrepreneur loved singing and enriched the lives of others through tireless community volunteering.

Mr. MacVicar died March 11 at his Los Altos home, surrounded by family. He had recently celebrated his 76th birthday. Mr. MacVicar had been battling a rare cancer the past three years.

Museum hosts virtual Story Circle

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, nonprofit organizations are finding creative ways to engage and interact with local residents.

As part of its mission to gather and present compelling stories, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled an online Story Circle via the Zoom platform 4 p.m. April 16.

Midpen's digital photo contest underway

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s 11th annual digital photo contest is open for submissions through May 31.

Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to submit images taken in publicly accessible areas of Midpen’s preserves throughout the South Bay, Peninsula and San Mateo County coast.

Local forms cycling group to clean up streets

Courtesy of Rick Denman
Los Altos resident Rick Denman leads an effort to clean up local streets – on bicycle.

Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.”

Los Altos resident Rick Denman has taken that philosophy to another level. Noticing that people weren’t picking up after themselves along local roadways, he decided to do it himself.

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