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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The Museum Awards Scholarships to Foothill College Interns

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The Orchard Commons Committee helped inaugurate a new intern program on January 24, 2020 that links the Los Altos History Museum with Foothill College’s Environmental Horticulture & Design program. On January 24, 2020, the first team of three interns from this collaboration received a Scholarship Award in recognition for excellence in design during their fall internship. Viji Jagannathan, Sandra Morgans…

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History Museum Celebrates Language Diversity with Bilingual Film Screening

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LOS ALTOS, CA (January 28, 2020) – Los Altos History Museum observes International Mother Language Day with a screening of the Japanese documentary “Paper Lanterns,” followed by messages of peace in languages from around the world, Friday, Feb 21st, 5-7pm. International Mother Language Day was approved in 2000 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote awareness…

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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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