China's wobbly economy subject of SPARC meeting


The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled broadcaster Nan Su to discuss “The Secrets Behind China’s Business Model” 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Su’s presentation is designed to offer Silicon Valley residents inside information on the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economic model.


Author of 'Henry Hyena' visits Linden Tree Sunday


Award-winning children’s book author Doug Jantzen is scheduled to read from and sign copies of his debut picture book “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh?” 2 p.m. Sunday at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Jantzen’s anti-bullying story about a young hyena who loses his laugh beat out thousands of other entries to win the 2013 General Mills/Simon & Schuster New Author Contest, which offered aspiring writers the opportunity to realize their dreams of being published.


Community Briefs

Nominees sought for volunteer awards

The Joint Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Volunteer Service Awards Committee is accepting nominations for outstanding local volunteers through Oct. 26 for the 33rd annual Volunteer Service Awards.

The committee will recognize honorees at a luncheon scheduled Dec. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. Judy Miner, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, will deliver the keynote address.


Fall festival brings food and fun to downtown Los Altos this weekend

The 24th annual Los Altos Fall Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the South Parking Plaza in downtown Los Altos.

Organized by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, the event features arts, crafts, food, live entertainment, children’s activities and a classic car show.


More music, munchies at downtown First Friday event

The next downtown Los Altos First Friday special event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday. First Friday is a monthly promotional event intended to increase the vibrancy of the downtown.

Visitors are invited to browse and shop at more than 60 stores and galleries, many of which offer First Friday discounts as well as complimentary refreshments. Many restaurants will serve a “First Friday Special.”


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