In Living Rooms and Theaters, the Vote was Won

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By Eliza Ridgeway / Los Altos Town Crier You can still walk past the Masonic Hall in downtown Mountain View and imagine the suffrage speeches that drew listeners more than a century ago. A man often headlined, as was the norm even for women-led initiatives. The women who filled the room had to mix strategy with entertainment as they continued…

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Los Altos Museum’s ‘Rise Up!’ suffrage exhibit heads outdoors for safe viewing

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Show highlights California, Bay Area women who crusaded for the right to vote By Linda Zavoral / The Mercury News We all know the names of the women who led the national movement for women’s suffrage. But what about the crusade in California, where women gained the right to vote in 1911, nine years before the 19th Amendment was ratified? “Rise Up!…

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Los Altos History Museum Celebrates Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.

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‘Rise Up! The Fight for Women’s Suffrage’ exhibition will be displayed outdoors starting Aug. 20 By Karla Kane / Palo Alto Weekly “Rise Up! The Fight for Womens Suffrage,” a new exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum, celebrates the 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage. The exhibition “explores the history of the suffrage movement at the national level, but…

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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…

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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…

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