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Yoo Hoo Vol 62 Issue 1, January 2020
New Los Altos Hills Mayor Michelle Wu will participate in our first luncheon of 2020 and present the state of the Town of Los Altos Hills. She will be joined by Carl Cahill, City Manager; Chief Tony Bowden & Chief Brian Glass of the Santa Clara County Fire Department; and Sarah Robustelli, Recreation Director to respond to questions submitted by members of the LAH Club.
It has been a tradition to invite the mayor and town management to our luncheon events to provide an update on current status of the Town regarding fiscal, planning & development issues, recreation opportunities, safety & security, and plans for future.
This year because of the increased fire danger, we are pleased to have representatives from the Santa Clara County Fire Department— who are under contract with the Los Altos Hills County Fire District — participating to provide updates on fire protection measures for the community.
Recently, based on the recent tragic fires in Sonoma and northern CA the Town has adopted the highly recommended State building codes to protect homes from burning.
Information about Town issues will be discussed and the District will provide guidance on how you can implement fire protective measures in your home.
Luncheon reservation deadline is Friday, January 10th.
Cantor Museum Tour - Special Event
In response to how many members enjoyed the March Los Altos History Museum event, Cameron Bilger, program chair, has organized a special private docent tour of the Cantor museum for the Los Altos Hills Club July meeting.
Located on Lomita Drive at Museum way, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is an art museum that opened in 1894 and has more than 130,000 square feet of space. Formerly called the Stanford University Museum of Art, the museum is famous for its outstanding collection of sculptures by the French artist Auguste Rodin; there are 199 sculptures by Rodin, many of which are displayed in the B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden. One of his most famous works. The Thinker, is on display in the center. Works by other artists and from other parts of the world are also exhibited at the Museum. The Cantor Arts Center is one of the best Palo Alto attractions.
The tour of the Stanford kids museum is scheduled for Monday, July 15th, 2019. Tour time semicolon 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. space is limited to 24 attendees, so reserve early. Following the tour, box lunches will be provided.
In order to avoid Museum parking problems, especially buses provided to transport us to the kids museum. We will meet at the Purissima Road Little League Ball Park parking area at 10:30 a.m. Cars be left in parking area well where restrooms are also available.
Please select your choice for box-lunch - ch2. Cost for the tour bus and lunch is $37. You notice you confirm Transportation, reservations must be received by Friday, July 5th.
10:30 a.m. meet at Purissima ball park
10:45 a.m. board bus
11:30 a.m. Museum tour
12:30 p.m. enjoy box-lunch
1:30 p.m. board bus for return LAH
May 14, 2019
The theft of trade secrets is estimated to cost the United States economy $300 billion a year. Some of this could be prevented by practices as simple as ensuring locked shredding boxes are available or that badge access systems are monitored. Most companies do not take all of the steps needed to protect their trade secrets, resulting in a significant loss of their intellectual property (IP). Diane Gabl Kratz, a patent attorney and IP expert, addressed these concerns with members of the Los Altos Hills Club on May 14, 2019, at Fremont Hills Country Club. Gabl Kratz is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Seagate and manages part of the patent portfolio and related IP transactions. Additionally, she is responsible for developing global trademark strategy for Seagate across 100 countries and for strengthening their brand recognition.
Women are involved in all aspects of the tech industry in Silicon Valley. Still, their numbers are low, and advancement can be difficult. Gabl Kratz suggests taking every opportunity to network, increasing your training and skill set, cultivating your personal brand, being willing to move on from positions that are not a fit, and prioritizing your physical and mental health.
Diane Gabl Kratz’s presentation on her work in the field of intellectual property, as well as her comments about being a woman in the tech industry, are part of the Los Altos Hills Club members’ continuing interest in the issues of women working in science and technology in Silicon Valley.
The Los Altos Hills Club is delighted to present attorney Diane Gabl Kratz at our May 14th Luncheon Meeting. Diane will address current women’s issues in the high-tech world reflecting on her personal experience in personal branding and the high-tech patent process.
Diane’s background includes: United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) - registered Internet Protocol (IP) attorney with private practice experience at Morrison & Foerster and Sidley Austin and in-house experience at Seagate. Bachelor’s in Physics, Cornell University. JD, University of Chicago Law School. Developed global trademark strategy for Seagate across 100 countries, reducing expenses and strengthening brand recognition. Expert in patent and IP issues. Guest lectured at Stanford University’s Management Science & Engineering Department, University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and the Practicing Law Institute. Selected to Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars List, 4 consecutive years. Industries served include data storage, consumer electronics, software, semiconductors, telecom, medical devices.
March 2019 Photo Gallery
Top image: History Museum – Juana Briones Exhibit; March12, 2019; L. to R.: Elizabeth Ward, Ph.D., Museum Director; Cameron Bilger, Ph.D.; Robin Chapman, Author; Patty Radlo, President LAH Club
Top middle image: Guest Speaker Robin Chapman, author of Bay Area Visionaries, presented historical perspectives of Juana Briones, Sarah Winchester, Robert Louis Stevenson and Charlie Chaplin.
Bottom left image: Alexander Atkins, Exhibit Designer shared his perspective on the historical significance of the exhibit and what Juana Briones contributed to the history of Los Altos Hills and the community.
Bottom right image: Duffy Price & Alex Atkins in front of entrance to Briones Exhibit.
State of the Town of Los Altos Hills
State of the Town 2019; L.to R.: Los Altos Hills Mayor Roger Spreen; Vice Mayor Michelle Wu; City Manager Carl Cahill
Photo Gallery July 2018