Corvette show drives into Los Altos Sunday

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Car buffs examine classic Corvettes at a previous “Corvette Spectacular” show in Los Altos.

Santa Clara Corvettes is scheduled to host the 39th annual “Corvette Spectacular” car show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along Main Street in downtown Los Altos.

This year’s event will feature more than 160 new, classic, racing and show Corvettes. Main Street will be closed to car traffic so that attendees can view the vehicles, browse the vendors, listen to live music and participate in various activities, including a raffle.


'Hometown Heroes' honored as affordable housing advocates, mentors

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Speakers and honorees at Friday’s “Hometown Heroes” event include, from left, Maureen Wadiak, CSA associate director; Tom Myers, CSA executive director; Susan Russell, honoree; Joe Simitian, county supervisor and keynote speaker; Jeannie Richter, honoree; and Dan Dodds, representative for honoree Raley’s Nob Hill grocers.

Speakers at Community Services Agency’s annual “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast Friday focused on the urgent state of affordable housing in Santa Clara County.

The event, held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, gave CSA – the nonprofit social services safety net for Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills – the platform to honor this year’s “Heroes,” Los Altos residents Jeannie Richter and Susan Russell, for their philanthropic contributions to both CSA and the local community. Also honored was business partner Raley’s Nob Hill Foods, acknowledged for helping CSA fight hunger and food insecurity through a variety of programs throughout the year.


Rotary Club presentation highlights dispute resolution

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Dorit Perry, left, and Anky van Deursen flank Jerry Moison, president of the Rotary Club of Los Altos. Perry and van Deursen spotlighted the effectiveness of dispute resolution programs.

There’s a better way of dealing with noise from a neighbor’s house cleaners than yelling or taking the neighbor to court.

A free alternative is mediation through Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services. The program, formerly the Los Altos Mediation Program, is run by trained professionals and available to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents, property owners and businesses.


Abuse victim builds a support network: Confronting Domestic Violence

This is the final installment in a six-part series on domestic violence and technological abuse. Names and other personal identifying features have been changed to create a composite character to protect confidentiality.

After leaving her abusive husband, Beth discovers that he has been using technology to stalk, frighten, control and discredit her and then learns what to do about it. To read parts 1-5, visit


Tea parties support Packard Children's Hospital

The Palo Alto Auxiliary, which includes many Los Altos residents, has scheduled two “Fancy Nancy Tea Party” events 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

The events will feature a presentation by “Fancy Nancy” illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, face painting and a photo booth. Each child will receive a “Fancy Nancy” book and goodie bag.


Community Briefs

City offers emergency preparedness classes

The city of Los Altos has scheduled Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) classes for Los Altos residents. The free classes, taught by Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel, are designed to give residents tools for self-sufficiency during emergencies until relief is available.

Classes are slated 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 at Grant Park Community Center, 1575 Holt Ave.; and 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9 at Hillview.


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