CERT training set to start Sept. 16

The Los Altos Block Action Team has scheduled Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 16 through Oct. 14 at Intero Real Estate, 496 First St., Suite 200, Los Altos.

Organizers said the goal is “to teach you the skills that will allow you to help your family and neighbors in the event of an emergency.” Skills include emergency preparation, first aid, triage, search and rescue, and managing gas, water, fire and electrical problems.


LAHS student spends summer at Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Photos Courtesy of Jillian SMith
Los Altos High junior Jillian Smith studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy over the summer, above. While in Moscow, she visited the sites, including Red Square, right.

Los Altos High School junior Jillian Smith twirled her way to Moscow this summer, landing a six-week language and ballet scholarship at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Smith, 16, a Los Altos resident, scored one of 15 academic and merit-based grants for promising ballet dancers nationwide to attend the summer school program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Russian American Foundation.


First Friday features food and festivities

Town Crier file photo
Sunday Seven is slated to perform at First Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos Forward has scheduled a First Friday event 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The evening will feature activities for all ages. Visitors are invited to browse and shop at more than 60 stores and galleries, many of which offer First Friday discounts as well as complimentary refreshments. Many restaurants will serve a “First Friday Special.”


AAUW kicks off new year with digital gaming presentation

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its first meeting of the 2015-2016 membership year 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Los Altos Neutra House, 97 Hillview Ave.

Paula Escuadra, head of content partnerships for GlassLab Inc., will serve as featured speaker at the kickoff. GlassLab, which develops educational digital games, is based at Electronic Arts’ headquarters and is sponsored by EA, the Gates Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and several other education-focused organizations. GlassLab’s primary product is an educational version of “Plants vs. Zombies 2,” designed for math students ages 11-18.


Abuser systematically isolates victim from supporters: Confronting Domestic Violence

This is the fourth in a six-part series on domestic violence and technological abuse. Names, professions, history and other personal identifying features have been changed to create a composite character to protect confidentiality.


Community Briefs

Tea parties support Packard Children’s Hospital

The Palo Alto Auxiliary, which includes many Los Altos residents, has scheduled two “Fancy Nancy Tea Party” events 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

The events will feature a presentation by “Fancy Nancy” illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser, face painting and a photo booth. Each child will receive a “Fancy Nancy” book and goodie bag.


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