Sat08302014

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Celebrity Forum Speaker Series highlights politics, photography, sciences in upcoming season

The 47th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who discuss their areas of expertise for three consecutive nights.

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

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Scouting News


Kevin Tang and Max Louis Simpson

Troop 37 honors new Eagle Scouts

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Max Louis Simpson and Kevin Tang, both seniors at Mountain View High School.

Simpson, who also earned the Bronze and Gold Eagle Palms, joined Troop 37 in 2008 and has served in various leadership positions. For his Eagle project, he refurbished the Festival of Lights Parade’s Jack-in-the-Box float.

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Community Briefs

MV library sponsors cheesemaking event

Author and urban homesteader K. Ruby Blume is scheduled to discuss “Everyday Cheese” 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Blume will share techniques presented in her new book, “Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed at Making Dairy and Nut Cheese at Home” (Microcosm Publishing, 2014). The discussion will focus on simple, farmstead cheeses that require little specialty equipment and that that anyone can make. Samples will be provided.

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War veteran to visit D.C. memorial on Honor Flight


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos resident and World War II vet Earl Pampeyan is preparing for an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., next month.

Los Altos resident Earl Pampeyan is scheduled to fly to Washington, D.C., next month to visit the memorial that commemorates his World War II service.

The 89-year-old Pampeyan will travel – all expenses paid – with 25 other Bay Area veterans on a trip hosted by the national nonprofit Honor Flight Network. Founded in 2005, Honor Flight Network flies America’s war heroes to the nation’s capital for tours of the monuments that commemorate their bravery.

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From Los Altos to the sea: Local Boy Scouts trek 55 miles over Santa Cruz Mountains


Chris Webb/Special to the Town Crier
Boy Scout Troop 33 arrives at the gateway to Waddell State Beach to end their 55-mile hike. Participants include, from left, Scott Ottoes, John Cummins, Gian Coolen, Bryan Webb, Cole Cummins, Zachary Ottoes, Nathaniel Wipfler, Rohan Suresh, William Stanley and Scoutmaster Chris Webb.

When a group of local teens from Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 33 wanted to go to the beach, they chose the scenic route to get there, backpacking 55 miles in five days over the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Their Los Altos-to-the-Sea journey began on the drizzly morning of Aug. 6. Starting from the corner of El Monte Avenue and Springer Road, seven boys – ranging in age from 13 to 16 – and three adult scout leaders hiked up Springer to Magdalena Road, and then progressed through Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve to Black Mountain.

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CERT offers fall training

Los Altos PREPARE has scheduled a series of fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings to prepare local residents for emergencies.

The sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

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