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Video Stories

In conjunction with print stories, the Town Crier editorial team also creates short multimedia videos highlighting the people, places and stories of the Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View communities.

We've featured our most recent videos below. For a full set of Town Crier videos, click here.

Behind the scene: The Village at San Antonio

Photography, Video and Production by Ellie Van Houtte

Reporting by Eliza Ridgeway

Join the Los Altos Town Crier team on a behind the scene tour of the Village at San Antonio Center project in Mountain View, CA. For a full Town Crier article on the project, click here.

Los Altos Hills Prepares for Disaster

By Ellie Van Houtte

On Oct. 20 dozens of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers gathered at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA to participate in an exercise disaster drill.

For a full Town Crier article on CERT, click here


Backyard Chicken Stories

By Ellie Van Houtte

Los Altos Hills resident Scott Vanderlip estimates that about one in every five homes in Los Altos Hills has backyard chickens.  

Enjoy this entertaining video on why he's become a "coopster". In addition to sharing the joys that result from caring for a brood of feathered friends, Vanderlip also shares the inspiration for the Silicon Valley Tour De Coop.  Scheduled for Oct. 27, 2012, the Tour De Coop will take cyclists on tours of chicken coops and gardens in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto.  For details on the event, visit tourdecoop.org/.

Our video is a followup to a story on the backyard chicken movement in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills published in the Los Altos Town Crier's Oct. 10 print paper.  The article is available here.