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Landscape designer discusses drought

Landscape designer Deva Luna is scheduled to discuss “Your Lawn Is Dead, Now What?” 7 p.m. today 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.

Luna is a master gardener and sustainable and Bay Friendly-certified landscape designer who has taught horticulture for 15 years. She earned a degree in plants and art from UC Davis and works at EarthCare Landscaping in Cupertino.

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

CSMA hosts U.S.-Japan concert

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the “U.S.-Japan Friendship Special Music Concert” Sunday to celebrate the talents of American and Japanese musicians with autism.

The event includes two concert performances – a family concert at 1:30 p.m. and a formal recital at 3:30 p.m. – at Tateuchi Hall on the CSMA campus, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Tickets are $50 VIP and $20 general admission.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit arts4all.org.

City sponsors emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled free Personal Emergency Preparedness courses this summer for residents 6-9 p.m. Monday and Aug. 19.

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

Topics covered during the training include:

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

• Workplace and home safety.

• Emergency supplies.

• Contacting family members when phones don’t work.

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

• Fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher.

For more information, visit losaltosca.gov.

BAT training scheduled

A Block Action Team (BAT) training session is scheduled 6-9 p.m. July 29 in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The mission of BAT, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is to help local residents organize their neighborhoods to respond in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, band together to prevent crime, assist seniors and organize social events.

BAT leaders define their neighborhoods – typically 15-50 households – communicate with residents and organize volunteers and events.

The BAT program provides materials and training.

To register and for more information, call 949-5908, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit losaltosbat.org.

Knitters, crocheters gather at main library

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

Participants should bring their own needles and yarn to start new projects or 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 guidance, but there is no instructor.

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

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