Block Action Team schedules preparedness training sessions

Block Action Team sessions to train Los Altos residents in emergency preparedness protocol are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday and May 27 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Since the program’s inception last year, 40 Block Action Teams have been mapped, with 87 local residents committed to serving as Block Action Team leaders or co-leaders. Organizers estimate that 1,094 households are covered by emergency preparedness leaders – approximately 10 percent of Los Altos homes.


Town Crier Holiday Fund nonprofits gearing up for SVGives event, May 5

The Town Crier raises money for 20 nonprofit groups through its annual Holiday Fund campaign. However, the organizations are active year-round. Following is an update on the activities of some Holiday Fund recipients. We will feature such updates throughout the year.

Help One Child

The Los Altos-based Help One Child recently hired Valerie Crane at its new director of operations.


Community Briefs

Fine Art in the Park set for May 16 and 17

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has scheduled its 40th annual Fine Art in the Park show 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16 and 17 at Lincoln Park, University Avenue in Los Altos.

The open-air art show will feature original works by 160 artists, including fine-art pieces ranging from paintings to sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and unique gifts.


How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps

Courtesy of Los ALtos History Museum
Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Sandra, left, and Jamie Kurtzig participate in the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day event last month.

Silicon Valley’s love affair with high-tech innovation starts young – not just with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, but with entrepreneurship.

At the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day last month, the kindergarten through eighth-grade crowd explored a 3D printer and drones, but they also heard about a young life in business from the source when local entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig interviewed her 10-year-old granddaughter, Jamie, about what it means to be a young entrepreneur.


AAUW bridge benefit funds scholarships

Bridge, anyone? American Association of University Women members play cards with girls who attend Tech Trek camp.

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its annual Benefit Bridge Party 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 San Antonio Road.

The event includes both American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge and party bridge, as well as Tripoli for the bridge-impaired. Participants can earn Masters points or play for fun.


Nominations open for Los Altos Historic Preservation award

The Los Altos Historical Commission seeks nominees for its annual Los Altos Historic Preservation award.


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