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Moffett Field Museum reopens today, celebrates history of Naval Air Station


Courtesy of Moffett Field Historical Society
The Moffett Field Historical Society is scheduled to reopen its Moffett Field Museum today. The museum is pictured at right, dwarfed by the historical Hangar One in the background.

The Moffett Field Historical Society is scheduled to reopen the Moffett Field Museum today, closed for repairs since late February.

The museum documents the history of the former Naval Air Station, its use as a training base during World War II and the role the military installation played during the Korean War, the Cold War and the years beyond.

Families in need bank on furniture, thanks to Los Altos resident's efforts


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The Bay Area Furniture Bank matches one home’s surplus with another household’s need. The furniture bank was founded by Los Altos resident Ray Piontek.

Los Altos resident Ray Piontek’s Bay Area Furniture Bank matches one home’s surplus with another household’s need.

When flooding displaced families in San Jose this spring, he assembled household furniture for six families to warm their temporary apartments, and travel home with them as San Jose rebuilds.

Inspire MV awards grants

Organizers of the Inspire Mountain View Community Challenge recently awarded $525,000 in grants to applicants who most inspired public voters with their proposals to make Mountain View a more compassionate, equitable community and a better place to live and work.

Organizers said they originally had planned to award three grants, but funding increased, enabling them to select nine recipients.

Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation spotlights Putin and Ukraine

Stanford University Professor Norman Naimark, Ph.D., shed light on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the historical and geopolitical forces that have made the Ukrainian crisis such an enduring problem in his Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation, “Putin and Ukraine,” April 18.

Naimark is an author, professor of Eastern European Studies and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He received Stanford’s Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Los Altos Flower Run benefits foster youth


Courtesy of Jessica Dickson Goodman
Debbie Crouse, left, and Joy Erf joined forces to organize the inaugural 5K Flower Run/Walk, set for May 21.

The inaugural 5K Flower Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. May 21 beginning in front of On Your Mark, 378 Main St., Los Altos.

The course loops through Los Altos Hills and back.

Middle-schoolers earn AAUW scholarships for Tech Trek STEM camp at Stanford


Allyson Johnson/Special to the Town Crier
The American Association of University Women recently honored this year’s Tech Trek scholars. Recipients include, from left, Adriana Guererro of Crittenden Middle School, Nesyah Galatin and Ava Aflatooni of Blach Intermediate School, Sofia Mujica and Vaishu Sirkay of Egan Junior High School, Vanessa Cruz of Crittenden and Hannah Choi of Egan. Not pictured: Angel Sanchez of Crittenden.

Local branches of the American Association of University Women honored this year’s Tech Trek scholars from Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto middle schools at their annual Tech Trek Tea April 26 in Palo Alto.

Co-sponsored by the Los Altos/Mountain View and Palo Alto branches, the event featured a screening of a video of past years at Tech Trek’s Camp Hopper at Stanford University.


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