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.

DMV OKs fully driverless vehicle testing on Silicon Valley streets

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Attendees of a Sept. 5 Waymo community forum at Los Altos Hills Town Hall marvel at one of the company’s hybrid Chrysler Pacifica vehicles.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday (Oct. 30) granted Waymo a permit allowing the autonomous vehicle company to begin fully driverless testing on Silicon Valley streets, including in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

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