Erosion-damaged section of Stevens Creek Trail reopens


Courtesy of Santa Clara Valley Water District
Part of the Stevens Creek Trail near El Camino Real in Mountain View, damaged during storms last year, has reopened to the public.

Cyclists, joggers and walkers can now use the portion of the Stevens Creek Trail near El Camino Real in Mountain View that washed out during the heavy storms of 2017.

A temporary detour has been in place for nearly a year, and the repairs are now permanent.

The Town Crier's Holiday Fund turns 18

The Los Altos Town Crier Holiday Fund is launching its 18th year supporting local organizations that directly serve those with the most pressing needs in the community.

Since its inception, the Holiday Fund has raised more than $3 million. This year, the fund aims to collect $250,000 to donate to 20 nonprofit organizations.

Los Altos ranks high on national survey of best small cities in U.S.

A national survey recently ranked Los Altos as the seventh best small city in America.

Beth Am responds to shooting with inter-faith show of solidarity


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Beth Am Congregation members gather in the wake of the Oct. 27 massacre that claimed 11 lives at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The Oct. 27 massacre that claimed 11 lives at a Pittsburgh synagogue prompted a gathering of more than 800 people the following day at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills. They came together not to wallow in fear and hate, but to reaffirm love and family, and commit to repair and recovery.

Diocese releases list of priests involved in sexual misconduct -- several served locally

Seven of the 15 Catholic priests cited by the Diocese of San Jose as having “credible” allegations of sexually abusing children against them served in Los Altos and Mountain View parishes over a span of five decades.

#MeToo through white-collared glasses


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Los Altos attorney Stephen Gerrish spoke to the city’s Chamber of Commerce members about his specialty in employment law and changes in the workplace in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

A year after the #MeToo movement exploded, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce members and their guests gathered to discuss the impact sexual harassment and assault awareness has had on the culture and its intersection with the law.


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