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AAUW hosts co-founder of startup designed to boost girls' tech skills


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Alice Brooks, co-founder of Roominate, discusses the importance of exposing girls at an early age to the basic principles of building and design.

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women hosted a presentation by Alice Brooks, co-founder of the girls-centric startup Roominate, Sept. 13 at the Hillview Community Center Social Hall.

The audience of approximately 40 included AAUW members, girls involved in the organization’s Tech Trek camp and their parents.

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New book provides understanding of the Internet for adults, children: Los Altos digital media author Sarah Granger answers TC's questions


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Los Altos resident Sarah Granger, a self-described digital native, celebrated the launch this month of her first solo book, “The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life – Online and Off” (Seal Press, 2014).

Covering topics as basic as how to set up appropriate and effective digital profiles to navigating the challenges of children in cyberspace, Granger’s book attempts to answer the questions provoked again and again by the World Wide Web.

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State Street parking becomes temporary park space Friday

Passerelle Investment Co. has scheduled its third annual downtown Los Altos PARK(ing) Day 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday along 265-271 State St., outside Linden Tree Books and Earth Beauty Apothecary.

PARK(ing) Day is part of a worldwide one-day event in which people transform urban parking spaces into temporary public parks to raise awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly green spaces.

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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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