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Rotary Club candidate forums now viewable online

The local political action group Friends of Los Altos Inc. arranged and paid for recordings of the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees and Los Altos City Council candidate forums recently hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 recorded the programs, which are now available for viewing on YouTube.

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KMVT director touts range of media resources


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KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe touted the organization’s professional media resources available free to nonprofit groups, students and businesses in a Sept. 18 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15, the nonprofit, award-winning public, education and government television station, serves Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Foster City. Founded in 1982, the Mountain View-based KMVT 15 reaches a potential 400,000 viewers over Comcast Channel 15, Government Channel 26, AT&T U-Verse System Channel 99, YouTube and Roku.

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LAH fire district honors former commissioners


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Retiring Los Altos Hills County Fire District Commissioners Owen Halliday, from left, and Bob Stutz celebrate receiving fire helmets with a special emblem honoring their service with Chief Ken Kehmna of the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

When Los Altos Hills County Fire District commissioners retire, they receive a helmet emblazoned with the logo of the fire district. The long-standing tradition commemorates their dedication and service to the district, founded in 1939.

Retiring Commissioners Bob Stutz and Owen Halliday recently received their awards. Stutz served 25 years on the commission and Halliday served 12 years.

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State Senator Hill honors CHP hero in Los Altos


State Sen. Jerry Hill, right, who represents the 13th District, which includes Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, visited Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos Sept. 5 for a community gathering he calls “Java with Jerry.” At the event, Hill recognized California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel, front left, for his quick thinking and swift action, which saved a 5-year-old boy who was choking. Pictured front center is the boy, Miguel Alvarez, with his mother, Teresa, and his father and namesake, Miguel, standing in back. Montiel, the public information officer for the CHP covering the Redwood City-Los Altos area, was off duty and shopping in the produce section of a grocery store Aug. 22 when he came upon the choking boy and his mother. Montiel administered abdominal thrusts and back blows. Eventually, Miguel spat out a small grape and began breathing normally.

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Volunteers needed for CSA food program

The Community Services Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills seeks volunteers to assist with its food and nutrition program. CSA provides services for local residents in need.

The minimum is one shift per month, with a weekly commitment preferred. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays at CSA, 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View.

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Organizations offer early endorsements of local candidates


Chamber endorses Mordo, Glew for Los Altos City Council

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Jean Mordo and Alexander Glew for the two open Los Altos City Council seats in the Nov. 4 election.

“The Chamber believes that Alex Glew and Jean Mordo will best represent the interests of business in Los Altos,” said Julie Rose, Chamber president.

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