CSA staff members receive professional development grants

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Eonis Cibrian Pelayo
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Janice Bonello

Two members of the staff at Mountain View’s Community Services Agency recently received grants for professional development in the field of human services, which they plan to use to better support those they serve.

Underwater photographer honored for work

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Nadia Aly, a professional wildlife and underwater photographer from Los Altos, was named the 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year for images like this.

Nadia Aly, a professional wildlife and underwater photographer from Los Altos, recently received recognition for her work. She was named the 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year and also won the Collective Portfolio Award from Oceanographic Magazine, in partnership with SeaLegacy.

Los Altos native co-founds magazine

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Amanda Legge, left, and Erica Messner showcase the front covers of their new magazine, The San Franciscan.

A cartoon rejected by The New Yorker didn’t discourage Los Altos native Amanda Legge from getting published. Along with Erica Messner, Legge founded The San Franciscan, a local independent arts and culture magazine.

Scouts find innovative ways to give back amid pandemic

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Annika Neumann, from left, Caroline Ramko and Macaela Raygada – members of Los Altos Girl Scouts Service Unit 608 – perform cleanup duties last fall at Shoreline Park in Mountain View.

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Los Altos Girl Scouts Service Unit 608 from performing community service. The girls, ranging from kindergartners to eighth-graders, have adapted to Santa Clara County’s public health guidelines to get the job done.

Los Altos Community Foundation awards $177K in grants

Los Altos Community Foundation recently awarded $177,600 in fall grants to 31 local nonprofits and programs based in – or directly serving – the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

Recognizing the warning signs of coercive control

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

When it comes to identifying and protecting ourselves from coercive control, education is the best form of intervention – and the earlier the better.


 

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