Confronting Domestic Violence: Education proves best form of protection

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

The challenge in escaping from an abusive relationship is not to end up becoming the thing you fled. Some survivors go down a dark road, where they end up adopting some of the attributes and strategies of the partner they left – they are quick to anger, to go on the attack. Confronted with the fight/flight/freeze response to trauma, they end up in perpetual “fight.”

Holiday scenes: submit photos of this year's holiday season

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The Town Crier is seeking photos illustrating the holiday season this year.

The holidays are upon us and the Town Crier is looking to celebrate the season by publishing photos of the unique ways local residents are celebrating in this unprecedented year.

Residents, businesses decorate holiday trees through new program

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From left, Tim McClenahan and Art Carmichael of the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos deliver holiday trees for decorating Dec. 1 to Shannon Geary and Scott Hunter of the Los Altos Village Association.

The city of Los Altos joined forces with the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Altos Village Association to sponsor a new holiday program, Trim a Tree @ Los Altos, encouraging businesses, community organizations and residents to adopt and decorate Christmas trees.

Spotlight on Art: Downtown ‘Arches’ sculpture offers pleasing symmetry

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Jeff Owen’s “Arches” is located at the corner of State and Second streets in downtown Los Altos. It is his third sculpture in the same location.

On the corner of State and Second streets in downtown Los Altos sits a pleasing sculpture titled “Arches.” It is the third sculpture by San Jose artist Jeff Owen to occupy the same spot.

Winds and ample space turn Shoreline Park into a kite-flying haven

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Shoreline Park's winds and open space offer good opportunities for kite flying, right.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many people have picked up new hobbies to pass the time.

TC names Los Altans of the Year: Young changemakers in the spotlight

The year 2020 has prompted change on a large scale as local residents and the community adapt in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The year was also marked by nationwide protests against racism. In response, the Town Crier is switching things up with regard to its annual Los Altans of the Year honor.

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