Living Through a Major Historical Moment

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Los Altos History Museum seeks your COVID-19 stories and experiences By Heather Zimmerman/Mountain View Voice Your day-to-day routine, let alone your daily activities during quarantine, may seem like nothing special, but actually, it could be something for the history books. That’s why the Los Altos History Museum recently put out a call for submissions asking Santa Clara County residents to…

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He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu’s turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

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By Elena Kadvany/Palo Alto Weekly When Lawrence Chu opened his first restaurant in what used to be a coin-operated laundromat in Los Altos in 1970, he had a grand vision. He dreamed of replicating his 12-item Chinese takeout menu in cities across America — a Panda Express before there was a Panda Express. That dream fizzled over the years as…

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Gallery 9 Celebrates 50 Years in Los Altos

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History Museum Marks Milestone with Exhibition Town Crier Staff Report, Los Altos Town Crier Los Altos has seen changes aplenty over the past 50 years, but Gallery 9 has remained true to its mission as members celebrate the art gallery’s golden anniversary this year. It continues, as it did in 1970, to provide a supportive place for local artists to…

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The Evolution of the Los Altos History Museum

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By Elisabeth Ward, Executive Director, Los Altos History Museum, published in Los Altos Town Crier I was recently asked, “How did the Los Altos History Museum get land in the middle of the civic center?” This is a very relevant question amid all the happenings on the civic center campus. The demolition of Hillview Community Center and construction of a…

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KQED: Take A Ride on the Big Shaker in Los Altos

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By Rachael Myrow, KQED The Los Altos History Museum has been marking the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake with an exhibition called Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now. It’s set to close on January 19, 2020. But today only, you can take a ride on the Big Shaker, the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator. “It’s…

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