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.

E3 Youth Philanthropy brings holiday cheer to youth in custody

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Julieth Lara, E3 Kids in Custody team member and a Los Altos High junior, displays handmade greeting cards the group made for incarcerated youth.

It all began with a phone call to Los Altos Community Foundation.

Arts Los Altos commissions new mural

Arts Los Altos recently selected local artist Martha Sakellariou to design a new mural for downtown Los Altos, titled “200 Main Street [an Inventory of Time and Place].”

Meetings Jan. 27, Feb. 11 set to discuss 90-unit affordable housing project

The city of Los Altos has scheduled two community meetings to discuss an all-affordable housing project that could offer at least 90 new units to the city.

SCV Lives: Reporter reflects on the U.S. Capitol siege and difficult aftermath

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Robin Chapman prepares for a live report for WJLA-TV on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in the 1980s.

All America has been stunned by the scenes of the Jan. 6 attack on our Capitol. Like many of you, I’m still in shock. I was a reporter there some years ago: a small fry in a big place. As I gain in years and know more about the world, I understand how lucky I was to bear witness there to open debate in a free society – a rare thing on a planet where secret police and government by thuggery are still all too common.


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