Cub Scouts serve community

COurtesy of Pack 17
Cub Scout Pack 78 members showcase the kits they compiled for Community Services Agency at their December Pack meeting.

Cub Scouts Pack 78 raised more than $1,700 for Community Services Agency in December.

The Scouts purchased items for 72 homebound senior kits that contained pillboxes, calendars, file organizers, stress balls, calculators and shoe horns. They also assembled 48 health kits for low-income and homeless adults and children that included toothbrushes, first aid kits, antibacterial wipes, nail kits and other items.


LACF's grant application deadline nears

The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting community grant applications through Tuesday.

The foundation’s Community Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations and activities that serve the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas.


Former water district CEO discusses desalination

Steve Pomeroy/Special to the Town Crier
Stan Williams, former Santa Clara Valley Water District CEO, addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos Jan. 28.


The need to find new water sources is critical, according to Stan Williams, vice president of project development for Poseidon Water in Carlsbad.


MV's HERO program enables homeowners to save water and energy


The Mountain View City Council recently launched the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, enabling homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property-tax bill.

Interest may be tax deductible, and homeowners may see savings on utility bills. Residents of Mountain View may now submit applications for HERO financing. Mountain View joins San Jose, Gilroy and Morgan Hill in making the financing program available to local residents.


TheatreWorks sets box office record

Courtesy of Eighty Eight Entertainment
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is slated to run through Valentine’s Day in Mountain View. The show has set a box office record for TheatreWorks.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has set another box office record, according to theater officials.

The company’s current production, “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” has broken the record for ticket sales that its previous show, “Jane Austen’s Emma,” set last month.


Local counselor appointed to county's Social Services Advisory Committee


Tina Dave, a career and college counselor for the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, last week was appointed to the Santa Clara County Social Services Advisory Commission.

Nominated by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, the Board of Supervisors unanimously confirmed Dave Feb. 3.


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