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League of Women Voters offers tips for voting in June 7 primary election

As Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls hit the campaign trail up and down California, for the first time in many years state voters will influence the November presidential nomination outcome.

According to Cathy Lazurus, vice president of the Los Altos-Mountain League of Women Voters, the lead-up to the June 7 primary will be an interesting time, not just because of presidential politics, but also because of a host of state and local races and ballot initiatives.

Public pension reform necessary to avoid bankruptcy, assessor tells Rotary Club


Santa Clara County Assessor Larry E. Stone pulled no punches as he addressed the Rotary Club of Los Altos May 12 on the topic of public pension reform.

He began by acknowledging that he himself will benefit significantly from California’s PERS pension system when he retires.

Fine Art in the Park proceeds support local, international projects


Courtesy of Rotary Club of Los Altos
A visitor examines a vase made from recycled materials at the recent Fine Art in the Park show at Lincoln Park in Los Altos.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ 41st annual Fine Art in the Park show May 14 and 15 raised funds for local and international charitable groups and projects.

“We had more than 50 new participating artists this year, and we suspect our attendance numbers are higher than ever before,” said Frank Elmer, chairman of this year’s Fine Art in the Park. “In addition, our preliminary numbers show around a 10 percent increase in sales this year. The art show sales are particularly important, as they benefit dollar for dollar the many community service projects run by the Rotary Club of Los Altos.”

Community Briefs

LA History Museum hosts new exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Many Communities, Many Voices: Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection of the Los Altos History Museum,” runs through Oct. 2.

The original exhibition, curated by Kristin Morris, explores diverse local communities over time through the voices of 22 individuals interviewed for the museum’s Oral History project.

Veteran Marie Houghton Mong: Mapping out a long life of doing


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Marie Houghton Mong relaxes with one of her two 16-year-old cats at The Terraces at Los Altos retirement community.

On the average day, Marie Houghton Mong can be found in her attractive and comfortable apartment at The Terraces at Los Altos in the company of her two 16-year-old cats.

She plays mahjong once a week and exercises “reluctantly.” She reads the Chronicle and the New Yorker magazine daily, does the crossword puzzles, and assists with a regular current events class at The Terraces. She still does her income taxes by herself.

Costume Bank sponsors vintage sale, open house

The Costume Bank has scheduled an Open House and Vintage Sale noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on its patio, 169 State St., Los Altos.

According to organizers, shoppers can find dresses, wedding dresses, gloves, hats and purses for special occasions at low prices.


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