Challenger announces early candidacy for Los Altos council


Nancy Bremeau recently declared her candidacy for one of two open seats on the Los Altos City Council in the Nov. 6 election.

The seats are currently occupied by Mayor Jean Mordo and Councilwoman Mary Prochnow. Mordo has indicated that he will run for re-election, while Prochnow has yet to publicly commit to seeking another term.

Voting set to begin for June 5 election

Long candidate list finalized for June election

A lengthy list of contenders fleshed out the gubernatorial slate for the June primary election as the filing period closed last week.

Closer to home, Alex Glew, a Los Altos resident who previously ran for city council in 2014, signed up as a challenger to Democratic incumbent Marc Berman in California’s 24th State Assembly District.

Long security lines, Cinderella-style gowns mark LAH resident's inaugural experience


Courtesy of Duffy Price
Los Altos Hills resident Duffy Price attends the Freedom Ball at President Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20.

Los Altos Hills resident Duffy Price and husband John Harpootlian traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Price shared an account of her experience, as told to Town Crier reporter Eliza Ridgeway.

 

Inauguration inspires action


Courtesy of Julie Ceballos
Foothill College music and theatre participants light a “ghost light” to celebrate inclusion.

Some Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents flew to Washington, D.C., last week to watch a new president descend the steps of the U.S. Capitol, while others joined women’s marches in San Francisco and San Jose. Closer to home, two groups assembled to share local initiatives inspired by the inauguration.

In Los Altos Hills, Vara Ramakrishnan hosted a kid-oriented fundraiser for scores of local families who want to participate in this week’s history-making political events but aren’t marching in San Francisco or San Jose.

Historian explains Electoral College, proposes changes


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Approximately 500 people attended Historian Jack Rakove’s talk, “Can We Ever Get Rid of the Electoral College” Jan. 11 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

America inaugurates Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president Friday. Eager to understand the businessman’s unlikely ascension, approximately 500 Bay Area residents convened at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills last week for some historical context about the electoral system that made his presidency possible.

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto sponsored the Jan. 11 event, a presentation by historian Jack Rakove titled “Can We Ever Get Rid of the Electoral College?” League member Diane Rolfe set the scene for Rakove’s standing-room-only audience.


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