Cal Water CEO addresses SPARC meeting tonight

Marty Kropelnicki, president and CEO of California Water Service Co., is scheduled to discuss “Finding Water for a Thirsty California” at the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition meeting 6 p.m. today at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Kropelnicki will discuss both drought and flood as well as issues that impact water use beyond weather, including the state’s regulatory climate and Cal Water’s strategy going forward.


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Chopra discusses super genes at Foothill

East West Bookshop has scheduled author Deepak Chopra to discuss “Super Genes: The Future of Well-Being” 7:30 p.m. Friday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Chopra’s presentation will cover a new understanding of genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity.


TACO sponsors pre-parade holiday sing-along at LAYC

courtesy of TACO
Members of the Los Altos-based Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra rehearse for a performance.

The Los Altos-based Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) has scheduled a free public sing-along 4-5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Sponsored by the Los Altos Recreation Department, the gathering will precede the annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.


Los Altos artist and advocate for children hosts holiday fundraiser

Los Altos artist Midori Adams is scheduled to host a holiday boutique this weekend featuring handcrafted items from 15 Bay Area artists. The boutique, a benefit for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, is slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 228 Marvin Ave., Los Altos.

The boutique will include handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, soaps, candles, stationery, Christmas ornaments, silk arrangements, crocheted items, kitchen aprons and towels, baby blankets, hair accessories and packaged small gifts. Homemade baked goods such as cookies, cakes and pastries will also be available for purchase.


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Holiday Stroll, 5-9 p.m. on Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. The 13th annual event features dining, shopping and strolling on downtown Los Altos’ decorated streets. The Holiday Stroll includes carolers, roasted chestnuts and beverages at more than 50 participating stores. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.


Drawn2Art reopening celebration slated Saturday

Drawn2Art has scheduled a grand reopening 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at its Loyola Corners location, 949 Fremont Ave., Los Altos.

Business partners Robin Sulic and Anna Sheklow brought their love of art and children to the Los Altos area 11 years ago when they founded their small KidsArt studio, recently renamed Drawn2Art.


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