Block Action Team offers training sessions for residents

Block Action Team sessions to train Los Altos residents in emergency preparedness protocol are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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. Organizers estimate that 1,094 households are covered by emergency preparedness leaders – approximately 10 percent of Los Altos homes.


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LAVA sponsors annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled its 52nd annual Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Saturday on Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Children can search for candy-filled eggs, with a limit of five per child. Participants should bring their own baskets.


Community Briefs

State GOP chairman headlines SPARC event

The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte to discuss “Building a Better Bench for the California GOP” today at its meeting at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Cost, including dinner, is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers in advance – $5 more at the door.


French Fair benefits Mentor Tutor Connection

Courtesy of French Fair organizers
The annual French Fair includes a gourmet food court, above, a fashion show, a car exhibition and French storytelling.

The 10th annual French Fair is set for March 20 and 21 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The largest event of its kind in the Bay Area, the French Fair annually celebrates French culture, food and fashion. The consul general of France in San Francisco, Pauline Carmona, will attend the event.


Schola Cantorum performs MLK tribute concerts this weekend

The Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum has scheduled two performances of “Lift Every Voice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” this weekend.

Concerts are slated 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., and 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.


'Los Altos Live!' talent show auditions scheduled March 28, 29

Shelly Bowers/Special to the Town Crier
Dancers and musicians abound at the annual “Los Altos Live!” talent show. This year’s event is scheduled April 25.

Auditions for the seventh annual Los Altos Live! talent show are scheduled noon to 4 p.m. March 28 and 29 in the band room at Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave.

Entrants of all ages who reside in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills or Mountain View are invited to audition. Sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association and the Town Crier, the showcase highlights a variety of acts, from singers to instrumentalists and dance teams.


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