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Deer Hollow Farm hosts spring tours April 16


Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Ginny Kaminski wears 1800s garb while displaying historical artifacts from Deer Hollow Farm’s Grant Cabin.

Deer Hollow Farm’s annual Spring Farm Tours are scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the farm, located in San Antonio Regional Open Space Preserve just south of Los Altos.

The tours offer an opportunity for participants to learn about homestead farming as it was practiced 150 years ago. The 163-year-old Grant Cabin will be open this year, with docents dressed in 19th-century garb on hand to answer questions.

Los Altos History Museum hosts tours for students

The Los Altos History Museum Education Committee has scheduled educational tours for third- and fourth-graders.

Third-grade tours are slated 9-11:45 a.m. weekdays through May 15. Students will learn about history at three stations:

Nominations open for Los Altos Historic Preservation award

The Los Altos Historical Commission has opened nominations for its annual Los Altos Historic Preservation award.

The award honors local residents who encourage public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the city’s past, and foster civic and neighborhood pride and sense of identity based on the recognition and use of the city’s historic resources.

Organizers hope revamped, shortened Relay For Life will rekindle participation


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Organizers plan several major changes for this year’s Los Altos Relay For Life, a departure from last year’s activities, above.

The annual Los Altos Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society started with a bang in 2004, with hundreds participating and hundreds of thousands of dollars raised.

But the 24-hour event lost steam after a few years as participants and organizers grew weary of the massive effort and time commitment required. Organizers realized that major changes were needed to keep the event afloat.

Community Briefs

World Affairs Council schedules press panel

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter and the Los Altos Library have scheduled a panel of international journalists to discuss “Meet the International Press: Adapting to New Tools, Cultures and Business Models” 7:30-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The panelists, from the John S. Knight Fellows Program at Stanford University, will explore the challenges and opportunities in adapting to innovative technologies and changes in their national cultures and business environments in Ukraine, Australia and India.

Rotary Club installs barbecue at Shoup Park to honor local veterans


John Hammerschmidt/Special to the Town Crier
Rotary Club of Los Altos members celebrate the completion of their project constructing and installing a barbecue at Patriot’s Corner in Shoup Park. Volunteers included, from left, Steve Shepherd, John Bogart, Steve Pomeroy, Pat Farrell, Kathy Berry, Jack Kelly, Donna Verna, Paul Schutz, George Stafford and John Hammerschmidt. Not pictured: Sam Harding, Frank Elmer, Cynthia Luedtke, John McBirney, Chuck Lindauer, Gary Brown and Jack Heidmiller.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently built and installed a barbecue at Patriot’s Corner in Shoup Park, honoring local veterans and serving residents.

Rotarians Paul Schutz and licensed contractor John Hammerschmidt hatched the project in 2013 during the Rotary presidency of Jack Kelly. After nearly three years of consulting, permitting, purchasing and constructing, the barbecue is ready for use.


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