WOMEN SV Featured in Patch

Great write up on Women ~SV on Los Altos Patch

 

Like many women in Los Altos, “Patty” lives in a large home and is happily married with children.

At least, that’s what her friends think.

Little do they know that she works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. not because she loves her job, but because she fears going home to her abusive husband. On her drive home she constantly wonders, Is he going to be nice to me tonight?

One in four women is a victim of domestic violence. Chances are some women that you pass on your way to get Starbucks downtown or that you see picking up her kids from school is suffering in silence from domestic violence, said Ruth Patrick, program director and founder of Women-of-Means Escape Network Silicon Valley (WOMEN SV).

Los Altos Politico Coverage of Community Forum

Los Altos City Council candidates chat before the questions start. Photo by Hank Drew/LACF

Los Altos Politico covered the Los Altos Forward Council Forum on Downtown Vibrancy.

Los Altos Forward sponsored a forum on Sept. 27 at the Eagle Auditorium. The six candidates – Jon Baer, Jeannie Bruins, Anabel Pelham, Jan Pepper, Megan Satterlee, Jerry Sorensen – were interviewed by two local journalists. Diego Abeelos of the Los Altos Town Crier and Dave Price of the Daily Post dished out the questions. Lalahpolitico represented the community with questions culled from the online submission program — Google Moderator.


 

Los Altos Forward City Council Candidates Forum

Los Altos Forward Invites You to the

Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum
on
Downtown Vibrancy
and Sustainability 
Thursday, September 27
7:00-9:00PM
Los Altos High School Auditorium
201 Almond Avenue
We encourage you to submit and prioritize questions for the candidates at:
http://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=202814
SPONSORS:
LACommunityFoundation

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Please email info@losaltosforward.org to add your organization as a sponsor (no financial support required).

LACF Members Blossom in Ikebana Class

LACF Founder Ellen Gonella and her Ikebana class filled the backyard of the community house with laughter and flowers. All proceeds from this class benefit the LACF Sustaining Fund.

If you have a skill that you would like to share with the Community, please contact Monica Davis, mdavis@losaltoscf.org.

WOMEN ~SV Featured on Los Altos Patch

Great write up on Women ~SV on Los Altos Patch

 

Like many women in Los Altos, “Patty” lives in a large home and is happily married with children.

At least, that’s what her friends think.

Little do they know that she works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. not because she loves her job, but because she fears going home to her abusive husband. On her drive home she constantly wonders, Is he going to be nice to me tonight?

One in four women is a victim of domestic violence. Chances are some women that you pass on your way to get Starbucks downtown or that you see picking up her kids from school is suffering in silence from domestic violence, said Ruth Patrick, program director and founder of Women-of-Means Escape Network Silicon Valley (WOMEN SV).

2012 Glorious Fourth

Glorious Fourth of July

 

 Wednesday, July 4, 2012

 10:30am to 2pm

 at Shoup Park, Los Altos

 (immediately following the

Los Altos Hills Parade)

 

 

Live entertainment with Ye Olde Towne Band

and The Unicorns

 

Program begins promptly at 11:00 am

Cristy Dawson, Los Altos High School Asst. Principal, Emcee

 

 Mayor Rich Larsen and Mayor Val Carpenter

to speak!

 

 

Special Features:

 Hot dogs and more by Quick Dog

Face Painting

Balloon Art

Petting Zoo

Games

Sing-A-Long

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Mountain View

Dunk Tank

Paradise Shave Ice and more!

 

 

Special Thanks to our Partners:

 City of Los Altos

Ye Olde Towne Band

Los Altos Town Crier

Los Altos Rotary

American Legion of Los Altos

More Information on Fred Kent and the Los Altos Forward Event

Los Altos Forward has arranged a series of small events with Fred Kent and Katy Madden from Project for Public Spaces.

 

What is Placemaking?

From the Heart of a Community

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Put simply, it involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for that place. The vision can evolve quickly into an implementation strategy, beginning with small-scale, do-able improvements that can immediately bring benefits to public spaces and the people who use them.

Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, ultimately creating good public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being. When we asked visitors to pps.org what Placemaking means to them, responses suggested that this process is essential–even sacred–to people who truly care about the places in their lives.

Please join us for the Placingmaking Breakfast to help fund this great event.

http://losaltoscf.org/calendar/event-registration/?ee=10

 

Summer Solstice Part Set for Thursday June 21st 5pm – 8pm

For the location and to register please contact Monica Davis @ mdavis@losaltoscf.org

This is an invitation only event.

Please help us grow our membership by inviting prospective members/founders.

We will be tasting wines from local micro-vineyards and enjoying gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

A $25 donation is suggested for all members and founders.