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Kiwanis Pet Parade set to trot through downtown May 14


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A decked-out Yorkie participates in last year’s Kiwanis Pet Parade. This year’s event, the 69th annual, is scheduled 10 a.m. May 14 in downtown Los Altos.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos has scheduled its 69th annual Kiwanis Pet Parade 10 a.m. May 14 in downtown Los Altos.

The event showcases pets marching or being toted down Main and State streets, accompanied by their owners.

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History Museum party highlights culinary skills


Courtesy of Karen Bevels Custom Catering
Caterers will compete at the Los Altos History Museum’s garden party, showcasing their seasonal pairings and culinary knowledge. Karen Bevel’s strawberry basil bruschetta plays off the sweet/tart berry’s versatility.

Caterers from around the region are scheduled to participate in a friendly competition at the Los Altos History Museum’s Spring Fundraising Gala 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Guests will sample the local ingredients and imaginative pairings assembled for a panel of “celebrity” judges and taste wines from Santa Cruz Mountain wineries.

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Community Briefs

Assembly candidate forum scheduled Tuesday

The League of Women Voters of Los Altos/Mountain View has scheduled a forum for candidates running for the California State Assembly in the 24th District 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

The 24th District includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

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Los Altos Library presentation focuses on Islam

The Los Altos Library and Los Altos Voices for Peace have scheduled Islamic scholar Shaykh Alaeddin El Bakri to discuss “One God: One Humanity” 7 p.m. May 19 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Educated in both Islamic studies and a secular worldview, Shaykh Alaeddin serves as congregational worship leader at the West Valley Muslim Association in Saratoga.

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Fine Art in the Park features selfie contest

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has added a contest to its annual Fine Art in the Park event, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 14 and 15 in Lincoln Park.

The “Like It to Win It!” Facebook selfie contest encourages attendees to find their favorite piece of art at the event, take a selfie with it, post it on Facebook and generate “likes.” The contestant who receives the most “likes” each day will win $100 toward the purchase of his or her favorite art piece.

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Fed Woman's Club hosts Indian lore expert

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Marianne Schonfisch, an expert on Indian lore, to speak at its May 5 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Schonfisch will discuss traditional uses of plants and the lifestyle of native peoples. A collector of Indian baskets, she will bring several unusual baskets from her collection.

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