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Los Altos hosts emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled free Personal Emergency Preparedness courses 6-9 p.m. July 14 at Hillview Community Center, Room 16, 97 Hillview Ave.; and Aug. 19 at Grant Park, Room 2, 1575 Holt Ave.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel teach the courses, designed to instruct residents how to be self-sufficient in the event of an emergency.

Topics covered:

• The impact of an area-wide disaster for individuals and the community.

• Workplace and home safety.

• Earthquake emergency supplies.

• Contacting family members when phones don’t work.

• When and how to turn off gas, electricity and water.

• Fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher.

• Household hazardous materials.

For more information, visit losaltosca.gov.

‘Everything Is Perfect’ ceremony set Saturday

Local residents who submitted entries for the “Los Altos World Records” book are invited to an awards ceremony 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Artist Katerina Sedá is slated to present awards at 2 p.m.

More than 250 Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents responded to Sedá’s request for records for her “Everything Is Perfect” project, commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art during “Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley,” which concluded in March.

Entries for “Los Altos World Records” were verified and are being compiled into a commemorative book. Award winners in each category will be recognized at the ceremony.

For more information, visit everythingisperfect.org.

Knitters, crocheters gather at main library

The Los Altos main library hosts a Knitting and Crocheting Circle the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants should bring their own needles and yarn to start new projects or to receive help and inspiration to finish older ones. Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome (under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). This is not a class – group members offer their wisdom, but there is no instructor.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

‘Pedal Power’ cycles through museum

The Los Altos History Museum is hosting the “Pedal Power: From Wacky to Workhorse” exhibition through Oct. 5.

The display features a collection of bicycles from around the Bay Area, from nostalgic high-wheelers to classic Sting-Rays, early mountain and road-racing bikes and bikes used by soldiers and police officers.

“Pedal Power” showcases a vintage collection of bicycles, including one of the earliest mountain bikes built by Tom Ritchey; the first bike Greg LeMond, who trained extensively in the area, rode in 1980; a wooden bike built by local bike builder Tom Kabat; and a workhorse bike used by the Los Altos Police Department.

The museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road.

For more information, visit losaltoshistory.org.

Landscape designer discusses drought

Landscape designer Deva Luna is scheduled to discuss “Your Lawn Is Dead, Now What?” 7 p.m. July 9 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Luna will address how to survive the drought and create a water-wise garden via a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas. Her presentation will cover removing a lawn, selecting climate-adapted native plants and qualifying for landscape rebates.

For more information, visit sccl.org/losaltos.

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