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Talent show scheduled Saturday at Grant Park

The youth division of the India Literacy Project has scheduled a talent show 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Grant Park, 1570 Holt Ave., Los Altos.

The event will feature a variety of performances – including singing, Bollywood and American dancing and a drama about Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation.

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Whole Foods Market in Los Altos designates Sept. 24 '5% Day': Sky's the Limit Fund benefits from event proceeds

Whole Foods Market in Los Altos has scheduled its “5% Day” of community support Sept. 24. The Los Altos-based nonprofit Sky’s the Limit Fund will receive proceeds from the day’s sales.

The Los Altos market, located at 4800 El Camino Real, pledges to donate 5 percent of net sales from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 to Sky’s the Limit Fund. The organization provides support and financial assistance for families with teenagers who suffer from behavioral and emotional disorders such as bullying, depression, self-harm and substance abuse. Sky’s the Limit Fund enables access to supportive, intensive and transformative therapy in a wilderness setting.

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Dos Palos holds neighborhood party Sept. 27

The eighth annual Dos Palos Neighborhood Party is scheduled 4-8 p.m. Sept. 27 on San Domingo Avenue, which will be blocked off for the event.

Featured activities will include a kids’ bounce house, basketball, face painting, a wacky hair-do table, a water balloon toss, laser tag, bike decorating/parade, music and food and beverages. The Los Altos Police and Fire departments will be on hand with their cars, trucks and sirens.

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KMVT transmits coverage of local campaigns

Campaign season has begun, and election coverage for Los Altos and Mountain View candidates will be front and center for KMVT 15, Silicon Valley Community Media.

KMVT 15 recorded the Aug. 27 Mountain View City Council Candidate Forum, co-sponsored by Chamber of Commerce Mountain View and the Los Altos-Mountain View Area League of Women Voters.

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LWV sponsors forums on November election

T he Los Altos-Mountain View Area League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums on the Nov. 4 election. All events are free, except as noted, and open to the public.

• Lunch with the League: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Ristorante Bella Vita, 376 First St., Los Altos. The event will focus on propositions 1, 45 and 46 and the water bond. Cost is $27.

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Community Briefs

Library explores world of Jane Austen

The Los Altos Library is scheduled to host an illustrated lecture by docent Kathryn Zupsic on “The World of Jane Austen: British Art/Culture in Her World” 7:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Austen lived during the 18th and 19th centuries, considered the Golden Age of British painting. Portrait artists Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough depicted the ladies, gentlemen and officers of Austen’s day. Zupsic will offer a perspective of the author’s world that illuminates her life, novels and the time in which she lived.

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