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Cal Water schedules rate workshop

California Water Service Company has scheduled a rate workshop 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cal Water Field Office, 1555 Miramonte Ave., Los Altos.

The workshop will provide information about the company’s General Rate Case (GRC) application for the Los Altos District, filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Representatives from Cal Water will offer details about planned water system improvements, rates and how the rates are set. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

“We want to help customers understand the GRC filing and the rate-setting process,” said Michael Luu, acting Los Altos District manager.

Luu added that any increase approved by the CPUC would not become effective until 2014, and a formal public hearing hosted by the CPUC will follow the rate workshop next year.

For more information, visit www.calwater.com.

LACF hosts brunch details annual report

The Los Altos Community Foundation has scheduled its 21st Annual Champagne Brunch and Annual Report 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos Golf and Country, 1560 Country Club Drive.

The event will include guest speaker Amy Gerstein, executive director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, and opportunities to learn about LACF programs.

Tickets, $50, are available to LACF members and founders.

To register, visit losaltoscf.org/calendar/event-registration or email Monica Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information, visit losaltoscf.org.

Museum features ‘Bear in Mind’ display

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled “Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly,” on display through March 24.

According to exhibition organizers, scientists estimate that 10,000 grizzlies once roamed California. However, through increased human settlement, loss of habitat and hunting, the grizzly vanished from the state by the early 1900s, only to be seen on the state flag.

The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Admission is free. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

For more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org or all 948-9427.

Bunco event benefits CSA

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled a “Let’s Play Bunco” event 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A donation of $30 at the door includes lunch, door prizes and drawings. Proceeds benefit the Community Services Agency.

For more information, call Cathy at 967-1253.

Library district sponsors children’s art contest

Children in grades K-8 are invited to submit original art to the Santa Clara County Library District’s “We Are America” contest, in support of “Searching for Democracy,” a California Reads program in partnership with Cal Humanities.

Entrants may submit a painting, collage, drawing or photograph no larger than 8.5-by-11 inches. A panel will judge two entries along with a short paragraph on “What Makes America Great?”

The contest is divided into three categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Winners will receive art supplies, and their artwork will be featured on the library’s website and in displays in the library.

To request an entry form or for more information, call 948-7683, ext. 3524.

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