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Author discusses future of human reproduction at Morning Forum

Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier
Stanford professor Hank Greely tackles the legal and social implications of the future of human reproduction at the Morning Forum June 7.

The Morning Forum of Los Altos ended its 2015-2016 season June 7 with a provocative talk by author and Stanford University Professor Hank Greely on “The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduction.”

Greely, director of Stanford’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and Stanford’s Program on Neuroscience and Society, believes that within 20 to 40 years, most people will procreate in a lab – not a bedroom.

Los Altos Police Department joins Nextdoor

The Los Altos Police Department recently joined Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods.

According to the Nextdoor website, 42 percent of Los Altos households are currently represented on the site, with 7,587 individual members registered.

SCV water district board calls for 20 percent conservation

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors last week lowered its water-use reduction target to 20 percent but emphasized that residents should continue their efforts to conserve amid the ongoing drought.

The district – the primary water resource agency for Santa Clara County – serves Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and 12 other cities.

Los Altos libraries offer free online access to NY Times

All Santa Clara County Library District locations now offer free online access to The New York Times for members.

“We are thrilled to be the first local library to add The New York Times to our list of free online subscriptions available from our virtual library website,” said Nancy Howe, county librarian. “Now, in addition to e-magazines and streaming movie videos and classic TV programs, people can access their own copy of The New York Times daily, anytime, anywhere.”

Free summer concerts on tap Thursdays in Los Altos, Mtn. View

Courtesy of the Peelers’ Facebook page
The Peelers, shown here in action, have the distinction of being scheduled to play at both the Los Altos and Mountain View summer concert series.

The warm air will be crackling with the sounds of live music as both Los Altos and Mountain View launch summer concert series.

The city of Los Altos’ 14th annual Summer Concert Series lineup:

Hams plan for Los Altos' day of need

Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Los Altos ham radio operator Dave Ricci volunteered at the Kiwanis Pet Parade with his border collie, Belle this year.

Ham radio operators are a staple, if subtle, sight at the Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade each May – day-glo vested folks with radios dot the parade route and help connect the volunteers who wrangle goats, humans and vintage cars around the downtown triangle.

Many of Los Altos’ radio enthusiasts also turn their skills and equipment to emergency preparedness – and a group of them are developing an emergency communications grid for if and when Los Altos has to rely on civilian airwaves to communicate among emergency sites in town.

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