22 COVID cases reported in Los Altos

As of April 17, Los Altos has 22 documented cases of COVID-19, according to statistics compiled by the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. 

Sewn together: Los Altos residents assemble local army of medical mask makers

Mask Makers
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Members of the South Los Altos Mask Sewing Group gather – at a distance – Thursday on Lori Cunningham’s porch. Pictured, from left, are Cunningham, Kristina Irwin, Ambrose Commissariat, Diana Commissariat, Shanna Goldman and Cyndi Hayes-Rupp.

It started with a neighborhood email group and a handful of south Los Altos residents eager to help meet local health-care workers’ overwhelming need for personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Los Altos council approves coronavirus-related funding

In the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, Los Altos city officials are doling out $135,000 to nonprofit groups providing community aid.

The council April 14 allocated $75,000 to Community Services Agency, $40,000 to the Los Altos-based domestic abuse survivor organization WomenSV and $20,000 to the Community Health Awareness Council. 

Food on the front lines: Restaurants, hospital workers benefit from temporary partnership

Courtesy of Zareen Khan
Local hospital staff pose in appreciation for a photo with their meals from Zareen's.

 Los Altos and Mountain View restaurants are joining forces with their customers to feed health-care workers on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus.

Chef Chu’s and The Post in Los Altos and Blue Line Pizza in Mountain View are among the local eateries involved in serving the health-care providers that serve the community. Zareen’s and Hobee’s restaurants are collaborating with the nonprofit Frontline Foods to provide meals to doctors and nurses.

Los Altos police officer thanks health-care workers in countywide event

Los Altos police officer Brian Werner stood alongside fellow public servants April 15 at a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office-sponsored event honoring health-care workers at Valley Medical Center in San Jose, representing the city and, according to Police Chief Andy Galea, supporting the “close working relationship that has always existed between law enforcement, first responders and nurses and doctors.”

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