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Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival


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The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 in the South Parking Plaza in downtown Los Altos.

More than 150 arts and crafts booths will offer a variety of unique handmade items, many of them showcasing fall and holiday themes. Food selections will include Chef Chu’s, Armadillo Willy’s and a variety of vendors selling tamales, burritos, crepes, smoothies, kettle corn, frozen yogurt and gyros. Soft drinks, select wines and Gordon Biersch beers will be available.

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State Senator Hill honors CHP hero in Los Altos


State Sen. Jerry Hill, right, who represents the 13th District, which includes Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, visited Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos Sept. 5 for a community gathering he calls “Java with Jerry.” At the event, Hill recognized California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel, front left, for his quick thinking and swift action, which saved a 5-year-old boy who was choking. Pictured front center is the boy, Miguel Alvarez, with his mother, Teresa, and his father and namesake, Miguel, standing in back. Montiel, the public information officer for the CHP covering the Redwood City-Los Altos area, was off duty and shopping in the produce section of a grocery store Aug. 22 when he came upon the choking boy and his mother. Montiel administered abdominal thrusts and back blows. Eventually, Miguel spat out a small grape and began breathing normally.

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Whole Foods donates 5% of net sales to nonprofit

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Whole Foods Market in Los Altos has designated today “5% Day” to generate funds for the Sky’s the Limit Fund.

The market, located at 4800 El Camino Real, pledges to donate 5 percent of net sales from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to the nonprofit group.

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Local League of Women Voters releases election forum schedule


The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums on the Nov. 4 election. All events are free and open to the public.

• Meet and Greet the Candidates: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Candidates include those running for the El Camino Healthcare District, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and Superior Court Judge No. 24. The event is co-sponsored by the Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Los Altos Library.

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Volunteers needed for CSA food program

The Community Services Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills seeks volunteers to assist with its food and nutrition program. CSA provides services for local residents in need.

The minimum is one shift per month, with a weekly commitment preferred. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays at CSA, 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View.

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Organizations offer early endorsements of local candidates


Chamber endorses Mordo, Glew for Los Altos City Council

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Jean Mordo and Alexander Glew for the two open Los Altos City Council seats in the Nov. 4 election.

“The Chamber believes that Alex Glew and Jean Mordo will best represent the interests of business in Los Altos,” said Julie Rose, Chamber president.

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