Former Hills resident earns historic role at U.S. military academy

Grace Andrews
U.S. Army Photo by Master Sgt. Andrew Porch of the 25th Infantry Division/Special to the Town Crier
Capt. Grace Andrews, incoming commander, Lightning Academy, 25th Infantry Division, receives the unit guidon from Col. Josh Gaspard, operations officer, 25th Inf. Div., during a change of command ceremony on Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 6.

A woman from Los Altos Hills honored more than a decade ago by a West Point appointment made history last week by becoming the first female commander of a U.S. military jungle warfare training school in Hawaii.

Los Altan’s vintage photos give new life to the long-dead

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Courtesy of Jim Lyons
A figure rushes to join the line-up for a portrait shot.

It started as a pastime, something to keep Jim Lyons occupied in his retirement. Eventually, however, the Los Altos resident’s vintage photo posts on Nextdoor.com acquired a following, an informal fan club whose members eagerly awaited the next treasure shared online.

Community Briefs: Open studios, library endowment speaker

Open Studios artists show work at library

Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) artists are scheduled to present a show of their works through the end April at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Los Altos Theater Working Group seeks volunteers to study options

The Los Altos City Council at its March 23 meeting approved formation of a New Theater Working Group to make proposals to the council about the feasibility of building a new theater on city property in the downtown area or on the civic center campus.

Confronting Domestic Violence: The covert abuser casts himself as hero

Following is the first in a four-part series on coercive control.

El Camino Health, LinkedIn open community vaccination center

El Camino Health and LinkedIn Corp. recently joined forces to increase the capacity for COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Clara County. The two partners opened a community vaccination center March 15, housed in an unoccupied LinkedIn building in Sunnyvale.


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