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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
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Chef Chu Hosting 50th Anniversary Banquet – and Museum will benefit

Iconic restaurant will celebrate its historic role in Los Altos By Linda Zavoral / The Mercury News Chef Chu’s, the iconic Peninsula restaurant that began in 1970 as a takeout eatery in a converted laundromat, will celebrate its golden anniversary in 2020. To mark the occasion, chef Lawrence C.C. Chu will host a fundraising banquet, “Chef Chu’s, Serving History: Celebrating 50…
November 21, 2019
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Inaugural Museum Program Trains Teen Docents

By Zoe Morgan, Staff Writer, Los Altos Town Crier Roshni Sudhakar has been fascinated with the past since she had a particularly passionate middle school history teacher, so when she heard about an opportunity to serve as a teenage docent at the Los Altos History Museum, she jumped at the chance. “I thought, a history museum – that’s perfect for…
July 24, 2019
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15 Best Things to Do in Los Altos, California

Dream Vacation Magazine, vactionidea.com Los Altos, California features a wide variety of things to do for both visitors and local residents alike. Wine lovers can stop by the Los Altos Tasting Room or the Los Altos Grill, while visitors who prefer to spend their time outdoors can explore the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve or the San Andreas Fault Trail.…
July 18, 2019