Confronting Domestic Violence: The issue of invisible abuse

This is the first in a seven-part series on the effects of domestic violence.

We tend to think of domestic violence as something that happens on the other side of town, the poor side of town. The truth is, no town, no neighborhood is immune to abuse. It’s just much easier to hide when you have money, power and influence. Domestic violence doesn’t always mean blood or broken bones. Sometimes it’s not the body, it’s the mind, the heart and the spirit that sustain the most damage.

Museum hosts online ‘Catch the Spirit’

The Los Altos History Museum’s annual “Catch the Spirit” event will be an online affair this year, set for 1 p.m. Nov. 18.

Garden Club ends 2020 with virtual tea party

The Garden Club of Los Altos held its final meeting of 2020 via Zoom Oct. 27.

Community briefs: Scouts food drive, new art installation Saturday

Boy Scouts sponsor food drive Saturday

Boy Scout Troop 30 has scheduled a canned-food drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lucky supermarket parking lot, 2175 Grant Road, Los Altos.

Simitian leads panel in post-presidential election analysis

In the wake of Joe Biden’s clinching the U.S. presidency Saturday, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian’s Sunday debriefing event – titled “What Just Happened and What Happens Next?” – featured Democratic leaders giddy with optimism.

Los Altos Hills resident completes solo hike of Pacific Crest Trail

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Courtesy of Kayo Hartenbaum
Kayo Hartenbaum’s 2,653-mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail took her from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada. She celebrates her accomplishment after hiking through mountains and deserts.

While many people sheltered at home as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Kayo Hartenbaum was beginning her 2,653-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.


 

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