Upcoming LAVA event offers plenty to 'wine' about

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled the following fall events.

• Los Altos Wine Walk, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 18. Eighteen wineries are set to participate, along with 22 downtown businesses. Participating businesses will be identified with large balloon bouquets.


Native Plant Society hosts expert on Great Valley's vernal pools

The California Native Plant Society has scheduled botany expert Carol Witham to discuss “The Distribution and Ecology of Vernal Pools” 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Vernal pools support a flora and fauna found nowhere else on the face of the planet, according to experts. Vernal pools were once widespread in the Great Valley, as were the wildflowers that characterize the unique habitats; approximately 90 percent of the state’s vernal pools are now gone.


Celebrity Forum series launches 48th season with physicist Kaku

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

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


LAH hosts reception for photographer/artist Ditzel

Courtsy of Nancy Wulff
The watercolor art of Nancy Wulff is currently on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a free reception and introduction to the the fine-art photography and paintings of Inmaculada Del Castillo Ditzel 2-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at town hall, W. 26379 Fremont Road.

Ditzel will display her photographs and floral paintings – reverse painted on plexiglass – through March.


LA Community Foundation fiscally sponsoring GreenTown Los Altos

The Los Altos Community Foundation assumed fiscal sponsorship of GreenTown Los Altos Sept. 1.

Founded in 2007, GreenTown Los Altos is a nonprofit, grassroots organization comprising volunteers who promote environmental sustainability.


Wildcat Adventure presentation visits Hillview

Wildcat specialists Rob and Barbara Dicely have scheduled a Wildcat Adventure presentation 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Hillview Community Center Multipurpose Room, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The presentation, sponsored by the nonprofit Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund, will feature five live wildcats, which could include a cougar, cheetah, serval, fishing cat, black leopard cub, ocelot or Geoffroy’s cat.


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