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LA drums up business with ‘Indian Summer’

This month’s “First Friday” event – scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday – will feature a host of Native American activities under the theme “Indian Summer.”

The monthly Los Altos Forward-sponsored events include live performances, evening shopping, games and refreshments. The October celebration will highlight Native American culture via ceremonial drumming, storytelling and music at Community Plaza, located at the corner of Main and State streets.


Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 in the South Parking Plaza in downtown Los Altos.

More than 150 arts and crafts booths will offer a variety of unique handmade items, many of them showcasing fall and holiday themes. Food selections will include Chef Chu’s, Armadillo Willy’s and a variety of vendors selling tamales, burritos, crepes, smoothies, kettle corn, frozen yogurt and gyros. Soft drinks, select wines and Gordon Biersch beers will be available.


Whole Foods donates 5% of net sales to nonprofit

Whole Foods Market in Los Altos has designated today “5% Day” to generate funds for the Sky’s the Limit Fund.

The market, located at 4800 El Camino Real, pledges to donate 5 percent of net sales from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to the nonprofit group.


Local League of Women Voters releases election forum schedule

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums on the Nov. 4 election. All events are free and open to the public.

• Meet and Greet the Candidates: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Candidates include those running for the El Camino Healthcare District, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and Superior Court Judge No. 24. The event is co-sponsored by the Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Los Altos Library.


CERT offers fall training to Los Altos residents

Los Altos PREPARE has scheduled a series of fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings to prepare local residents for emergencies and disasters.

The sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.


Save the Date

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Oct. 31

Halloween Spooktacular, noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos Village Association-sponsored event features trick-or-treating for children, face painting and games. Information:


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