Survivor of North Korean imprisonment describes ordeal


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Journalist Laura Ling described to a Morning Forum of Los Altos audience her 140 days imprisoned in North Korea and her sister’s role in freeing her.

In her Jan. 15 presentation “Journey of Hope,” Ling offered an account of her capture and the efforts of her sister, Lisa Ling, to secure her release. The sisters co-authored a book about their experience, “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home.”

Morning Forum schedule features architect, authors, historians

The Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is set to resume Tuesday with architect James Dixon.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, the Morning Forum boasts 450 local members. The series features speakers who appear 10 a.m. every other Tuesday through the beginning of June at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Block Action Team offers training sessions

Los Altos Block Action Team leader training sessions are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. today and Feb. 28 at the Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Block Action Teams offer support and a communication network for neighbors during emergencies, as well as a social network for building relationships.

At the Library - Week of Jan. 30

The following events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted.

Los Altos resident honored

Maria Walters/Special to the Town Crier

Los Altos resident Ruth Patrick, founder of the nonprofit WomenSV, received the KPIX Channel 5 Jefferson Award for Public Service Jan. 16 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Over the past seven years, WomenSV has helped survivors of domestic violence whose partners abuse their power, wealth and status. She has served more than 1,300 survivors in Silicon Valley with a helpline, support groups, counseling and referrals to resources. Pictured, from left, are KPIX reporter Sharon Chin, Patrick and Hillary Schafer, Jefferson Awards Foundation CEO.

CSA, Hope's Corner holiday sharing partnership proves a win-win

Community Services Agency and Hope’s Corner joined forces over the holidays to host a weekend of activities for low-income families Dec. 15 and 16.


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