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Jane and John Reed: Raising their hands to build community

Couple reflects as they depart Los Altos home of 52 years By Bruce Barton / Los Altos Town Crier Jane Reed may strike some as a fairly soft-spoken personality. But her actions as a Los Altos community volunteer over the past 50 years have spoken volumes. From serving two terms as mayor to volunteering at the Los Altos History Museum.…
October 7, 2020
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Los Altos History Museum makes top 5 must-see Museums in Western US

Edited by Greg Parker / wiki.ezvid.com From the Pacific Coast to the Rocky Mountains, the Western United States is rich with history and culture. While the region is often considered young in comparison to the East Coast and the South, it contains a number of institutions dedicated to preserving and presenting the memories of its diverse communities and landscapes. In…
September 21, 2020
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In Living Rooms and Theaters, the Vote was Won

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…
August 26, 2020
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Living Through a Major Historical Moment

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…
April 26, 2020
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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.

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…
January 30, 2020
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Gallery 9 Celebrates 50 Years in Los Altos

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…
January 22, 2020
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The Evolution of the Los Altos History Museum

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…
January 15, 2020
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KQED: Take A Ride on the Big Shaker in Los Altos

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…
January 11, 2020
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No Escaping this Event’s Appeal

By Christina Cheng, Town Crier Editorial Intern, Los Altos Town Crier The Los Altos History Museum’s first escape room won’t be its last. Los Altos History Museum exhibition curator Amy Ellison said she “could not have been more pleased” with how the Dec. 6 event went. Held next to the museum at the J. Gilbert Smith House, two groups of participants…
January 8, 2020