LAH offers emergency training

The Los Altos Hills County Fire District has scheduled introductory Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) workshops 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and March 14 at town hall, 25379 W. Fremont Road.

PEP workshops for seniors are slated 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 21 at town hall.


LEAD program kicks off with Saturday workshop

The Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The foundation developed the LEAD course in 1996 to provide information on how the community operates and to encourage involvement.


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World Affairs Council tackles ivory trafficking

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled a discussion on “Ivory Trafficking: An International Crisis” 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

David J. Hayes, vice chairman of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, will describe the killing and poaching of elephants to obtain their ivory tusks for trafficking. Hayes will address how the practice, the fourth-largest illegal business in the world, could undermine international security.


AAUW speakers promote women's health and safety


Two local branches of the American Association of University Women are joining forces to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

The Los Altos-Mountain View and Palo Alto AAUW branches, in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, have scheduled a program on women’s health and safety 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.


Block Action Team offers training sessions

Block Action Team sessions to train Los Altos residents in emergency preparedness protocol are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 26, April 27 and May 27 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Since the program’s inception last year, 40 Block Action Teams have been mapped, with 87 local residents committed to serving as Block Action Team leaders or co-leaders. So far, 1,094 households are covered by emergency preparedness leaders – approximately 10 percent of Los Altos homes.


Community Briefs

League of Women Voters offers drought update

The Los Altos-Mountain View League of Women Voters has scheduled an update on the drought at its monthly “Lunch with the League” event 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ristorante Bella Vita, 376 First St., Los Altos.

Barbara Keegan, director of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, will discuss local drought conditions and the water supply. Keegan is a civil engineer who worked for the city of Sunnyvale and other public agencies prior to her election to the district board.


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