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Sky's the Limit Fund replaces despair with hope for at-risk kids

Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Guests at the Sky’s the Limit fundraiser included, from left, Executive Director Nancy Moore, wilderness camp alumni Johnny Sobol and Marie Sarlo; Andrea Thompson, whose daughter completed wilderness therapy; and Raj Mathai, KNTV news anchor and event master of ceremonies.

Visitors to the seventh annual “Reaching for the Stars” breakfast Sept. 30 should have been advised in advance to bring their Kleenex. They heard heartbreaking stories of rebellious, suicidal adolescents and parents at their wits’ end. But each story ended in hope and testified to the transformative power of wilderness therapy.

The event drew a packed house to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, raising money for Sky’s the Limit Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting youth in crisis through wilderness therapy programs. Sky’s the Limit was founded in 2009 by two Los Altos mothers, Rochelle Bochner and Lani Dorff.

We Players, Montalvo join forces for 'Romeo & Juliet'

Tina Case/Special to the Town Crier
Maria Leigh plays Juliet in the We Players production of “Romeo & Juliet,” scheduled through Sunday at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.

We Players and the Montalvo Arts Center have collaborated on an interactive performance of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” that enables audience members to follow the cast around the 104-year-old Mediterranean villa in Saratoga.

The production opened last week; remaining performances are scheduled 5 p.m. Thursday and noon and 5 p.m. Sunday.

LA City Council forum airs on KMVT Channel 15

KMVT public access channel 15 is slated to re-air its Sept. 28 Los Altos City Council candidates forum 1 p.m. Sundays, 10 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Fridays and 10 p.m. Saturdays through Election Day, Nov. 8.

To watch the forum online, visit youtube.com/watch?v= 4hXn37hGJrI.

Car show organizers distribute awards

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Visitors and owners mingle at this year’s classic car show.

Organizers of this year’s classic car show Oct. 1-2 at the Los Altos Fall Festival distributed several awards of recognition.

Kent Emigh won the Los Altos Mayors Award for his 1956 Mercedes-Benz. Harry Hambly accepted the Los Altos Police Chief Award from current chief Tuck Younis for his 1956 Chevy Nomad. Al and Faith Hastings received the Los Altos High School Award from automotive instructor Greg Ely for their 1957 XK140 Jaguar.

Los Altos City Council candidates outline potential accomplishments

The six candidates running for three open seats on the five-member Los Altos City Council participated in a forum Oct. 6 at Los Altos High School. In advance of the forum, organizers prepared a series of questions for candidates to answer. The Town Crier published candidates’ answers in previous issues. Below is a follow-up question.

Abandoned puppy finds forever home with police dispatcher

Courtesy of Mountain View Police Department
Zeus, discovered abandoned in a cage, found a new home with a police dispatcher.

Throughout her 18 years with the Mountain View Police Department, public safety dispatcher Judy Cahill has made a habit of greeting the lost animals passing through the office en route to animal control.

She was not, however, prepared to meet the canine visitor who arrived Sept. 10.

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