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LACF's grant application deadline nears

The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting community grant applications through Tuesday.

The foundation’s Community Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations and activities that serve the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas.

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Silicon Valley Reads authors to appear in Los Altos

Three authors participating in the 2016 Silicon Valley Reads program are scheduled to appear in Los Altos in coming weeks to discuss their books. This year’s theme is “Chance of Rain: The Impact of Climate Change on Our Lives.”

• Benjamin Parzybok, author of “Sherwood Nation” (Small Beer Press, 2014), is slated to speak 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. His novel speculates about what an American city would look like if an extended drought limited water rations to one gallon of water per person per day.

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Former water district CEO discusses desalination


Steve Pomeroy/Special to the Town Crier
Stan Williams, former Santa Clara Valley Water District CEO, addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos Jan. 28.

 

The need to find new water sources is critical, according to Stan Williams, vice president of project development for Poseidon Water in Carlsbad.

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MV's HERO program enables homeowners to save water and energy


 

The Mountain View City Council recently launched the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, enabling homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property-tax bill.

Interest may be tax deductible, and homeowners may see savings on utility bills. Residents of Mountain View may now submit applications for HERO financing. Mountain View joins San Jose, Gilroy and Morgan Hill in making the financing program available to local residents.

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Celebrity Forum Speaker Series continues next week

The 48th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

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TheatreWorks sets box office record


Courtesy of Eighty Eight Entertainment
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is slated to run through Valentine’s Day in Mountain View. The show has set a box office record for TheatreWorks.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has set another box office record, according to theater officials.

The company’s current production, “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” has broken the record for ticket sales that its previous show, “Jane Austen’s Emma,” set last month.

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