Local teen develops protective mask for medical personnel

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Andrew Hartley displays the protective mask he developed for health-care workers.


A Los Altos teen is helping develop a protective mask for health-care workers to wear during the COVID-19 crisis.

Confronting Domestic Violence: Survivor practices the deceit of 'business as usual'

This is the third in a six-part series on victims of domestic violence who must continue to live with their abusers during the quarantine.


Tribute to a teacher and friend: Meeting SCV's best at Los Altos High

Photo courtesy of Duane Schuessler
Marlene Schuessler taught at Los Altos High in the 1960s and ’70s. Marlene, pictured with husband Duane, sold their Los Altos home and moved to Los Gatos when they retired because she wanted to be closer to the mountains.


I don’t know exactly when I decided to be a journalist, but I do remember the first person who told me I could do it.

Museum looking for teen docents

The Los Altos History Museum is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Teen Docent Program.

Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the 2020-2021 school year, the program offers teens the opportunity to interact with the community, fulfill volunteer hours for school, learn about history, connect with peers and work alongside museum professionals while gaining valuable employment skills to include on a college resume.

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Los Altos Hills cancels Pathways Run

On the advice of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, organizers of the annual Pathways Run/Walk have canceled this year’s event. The next run is scheduled May 8, 2021.

Wedding woes: Los Altos museum grapples with COVID-19 ramifications


The Los Altos History Museum had 33 events on its summer calendar, spanning the first week of May to the first week of October, including weddings, fundraisers, and birthday parties.

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