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Los Altos Patch Celebrates Its 1st Year!

We reported our way through falling fire trucks, downtown construction, our first Pathways Run, a fabulous Arts & Wine Festival, a delayed Pet Parade, two Festivals of Light and much much more.

Los Altos Patch was so busy trying to stay on top of the Bullis Charter School facilities offer Monday night that we almost forgot to report on our own bit of news: We celebrated our first birthday!

provided the venue, and we added a few green and white balloons, some great food and drink, and voila, Patch Party!

Los Altos Mayor Val Carpenter surprised us when read her proclamation congratulating Los Altos Patch for its first year. Los Altos Hills Mayor Rich Larsen observed that the communities already had a widely read publication in the Town Crier with a long history—and that there was always room for more.

Patch West Coast Editorial Director Marcia Parker answered questions about Patch and put out a call for ordinary residents to blog about the things that matter to them in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, whether it's about their organizations or their lives, or the things that interest them the most.

About 55 people came out to enjoy the convivial company, sip wine and sample the offerings of Los Altos caterer, A Savory Bite. Among them: Los Altos City Council members Ron Packard and David Casas, and Mayor Pro Tem Jarrett Fishpaw, Los Altos Hills Town Council members Jean Mordo and Ginger Summit, Los Altos Chamber President Dave Bergman, Los Altos Community Foundation executive director Roy Lave, Penny Lave, members of the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Senior Committee, members of GreenTown Los Altos and Los Altos Forward. Patch contributors Rob Klindt, Pam Marino, Avni Nijhawan, Crystal Tai, James Tensuan and Pam Walatka were present. Blogger Maureen Jones and members of her team from All Horizons Travel also came out. Passarelle Co. co-founder Taylor Robinson was on hand, along with Brooke Ray, also from Passarelle.

randy albin February 01, 2012 at 09:21 PM
the village of los altos is pretty good over the years. don't forget to issue free library cards like it used to be. we deserve a free library card
Jeremy Barousse February 02, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Congratulations Los Altos Patch on your one-year anniversary! You have done a great job giving local and regional residents outstanding community news coverage and great real-time reporting!
L.A. Chung (Editor) February 02, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Thanks, @Jeremy Barousse! There's nothing like running a Patch site in the town I grew up in. @randy albin, you always make me laugh. But don't hold your breath waiting for that free library card. It looks like a non-starter (unless you become a regular library volunteer -- or attend a school in Los Altos district (I suspect you're past that point).
Aaron Selverston February 02, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Congrats on the mayor's proclamation!
Rachel Stern February 02, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Thanks Los Altos Patch for hosting a great party, and more importantly continuing to stay a reliable hub of local news, opinions and events!

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