Women Rising V-Day Lunch

On Valentine’s Day February 14,
come and join us at noon at Main StreetCafe
(134 Main Street in downtown Los Altos),
and grab some lunch or
womensvcoffee for our “Women Rising, V-Day Lunch”.
V-day is also the day of One Billion Rising (http://onebillionrising.org),
a day on which one billion women all around the world will take to the streets
in response to this statistic:
1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
On this Valentine’s Day, the women’s groups WOMEN~SV, the CARDEA
Center, Women at the Well, and Lifting the Fog Financial Salon are
inviting everyone in our community to join with women all around the
world in celebration of our strength, hope, courage, power–and above all
our determination not to rest until every woman and child lives in safety,
peace, and freedom.
Bring a poem, a song, a flower, a valentine to share about what true love
means to you: like respect, forgiveness, patience, compassion, the sharing
of hopes, and dreams–and the sharing of power, wealth, responsibility.
Bring something to share or just bring yourself. But come! Because it’s an
important day, an historic day, the day the tide turns, and women rise up
to show the world the meaning of true love.

Architect Andrea Cochran to headline Neutra House speaker series

The Los Altos Town Crier reports that renowned landscape architect Andrea Cochran will headline the 2012-2013 Neutra House Architecture + Design Series.


Rooted in Northern California modernism, Cochran has practiced in the Bay Area for more than 30 years. Her San Francisco-based firm has a reputation for seamlessly integrating landscape, art and architecture.

Cochran’s approach to placemaking emphasizes the unique culture and climate of the region, using a restrained palette of materials to heighten the experience of the natural environment.

“This is an occasion to celebrate the legacy of modernism in California, and to talk about how we should build upon that legacy,” said Cochran of her Los Altos appearance. “It is important to think about how we can use sustainability to expand our definition of modernism in design practice today – whether as a designer or as a client.”


For more information on this series, see neutrahouse.org






Program Incubation and Management


The LEAD Program was developed by the LACF as a vehicle to introduce class participants to and educate citizens on the multiple private and public organizations in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills that make our cites and surrounding areas a community.


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
Downtown Vibrancy
and Sustainability 
Thursday, September 27
Los Altos High School Auditorium
201 Almond Avenue
We encourage you to submit and prioritize questions for the candidates at:

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