Los Altos nonprofit aims to bridge grocery gap for people in need

Rebecca Mathenia
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Rebecca Mathenia, a paraeducator for Vargas Elementary School in Sunnyvale, hands out groceries provided by the Assistance League of Los Altos Friday.

As a regular supporter of the Sunnyvale School District, the Assistance League of Los Altos planned to fund science camp scholarships for district students this year. The coronavirus rendered the camp impossible, but students and their families are now reaping the nonprofit’s help in even more meaningful manifestations: carrots, rice, pasta sauce and lentils. 

Los Altos merchants count their losses, seek help

Kristy Gobright
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Kristy Gobright’s business, Salon 121 in downtown Los Altos, is among those that have had to temporarily close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some are wondering what a city like Los Altos, driven by small business, will look like after the coronavirus pandemic has moved through. 

Stanford doctor launches survey to predict COVID-19 spread

Dr. Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann saw the relatively sparse number of Americans tested for COVID-19 and concluded, as many have, “What we’re doing right now just isn’t working.”  

In Los Altos, bad guys keeping their distance, too

Los Altos residents are not only doing better with their social distancing – the crooks are apparently staying home, too. 

CDC-confirmed county deaths indicate transmission prior to previous knowledge

COVID testing
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A healthcare professional gathers medical information during a COVID-19 test in the parking lot of a private  practice near El Camino Hospital April 10.

Acting on a hunch, staff at the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office kept post-mortem samples of three residents whose autopsy results yielded more questions. Their persistence proved paramount in a new discovery about the coronavirus in the region: It’s been transmitting longer than experts thought, health officer Dr. Sara Cody said at a press briefing Wednesday (April 22).

Arts & Wine Festival postponed until fall

The COVID crisis has prompted organizers of the annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival to postpone the summer event until the fall. 


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