Local resident rides 20 miles on e-bike in support of CMT research

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Yohan Bouchard, right, gets encouragement from his father, Gilles, during a 20-mile bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge in support of CMT research.

At age 7, Los Altos resident Yohan Bouchard was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), a rare disease that damages nerves and affects muscular strength. It’s the main reason he didn’t learn to ride a bicycle growing up.

Community Briefs: LAH history committee, Morning Forum

LAH committee hosts ‘Tales of Page Mill Road’

The Los Altos Hills History Committee has scheduled its annual fall presentation, “Tales of Page Mill Road,” 2 p.m. Oct. 11 via Zoom.
The presentation follows last year’s presentation, “Tales of Moody Road,” as both are main roads that travel through Los Altos Hills in the foothills above Silicon Valley. Along these roads lived some of the pioneers and characters who colored the early history of the town.

Food drive nets 115 bags for Boys & Girls Clubs

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Christopher Dodd’s recent food drive generated more than 115 bags of food for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.

As COVID-19 continues to affect families across the country, many young people are stepping up to help their communities by tutoring online, donating to charities and – in fourth-grader Christopher Dodd’s case – organizing a food drive.

Local resident collects trash while hiking at Rancho San Antonio

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Joanie Blefari does her part to keep Rancho San Antonio preserve clean.

When Rancho San Antonio regular Joanie Blefari noticed an increase in trash at the county park since the COVID-19 epidemic began, she took action.
The retired nurse started picking up litter on her hikes at the park, which borders Los Altos and Cupertino. Since April, Blefari has brought along a Grip’n Grab Reach Tool – a stick with a pincher to help her grab items – to collect the trash.

Virtual forum to consider array of issues with Los Altos City Council candidates


A virtual forum spotlighting the seven candidates running for three open seats on the Los Altos City Council in the Nov. 3 election is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30 on Zoom.

Los Altos council candidates address affordable housing

A virtual forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30. 


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