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MV homeless service needs volunteers

A fledgling program that provides showers for homeless people and their families is expanding and has issued the call for volunteers.

Hope’s Corner, a nonprofit organization based at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mountain View, has been serving weekend breakfast and offering access to showers. Hope’s Corner is now partnering with Community Services Agency to expand its shower service and provide onsite case management for the homeless.

LA women's club looks to build on nearly six decades of service

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The Federated Woman’s Club, founded in 1957, celebrates 60 years of service next year but could use a few new members. Members, led by co-founder Helen Foerster, top left, gather at a meeting a few years back.

Nearing its 60th year of existence, the Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos is still operating, but the club could use some new blood. Just ask Helen Foerster, the last surviving founding member, who remains the heart and soul of the club.

Now in her 90s, Foerster continues to be in charge of scheduling speakers for the club’s monthly meetings. In addition to the satisfaction of volunteering and helping others, Foerster said she loves the club for the “long-term friendships – just being with people.”

LAH resident recalls 'sweet' experience with legendary Ali

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Lina Broydo displays the boxing gloves she had Muhammad Ali autograph during a 1999 visit to San Jose.

Los Altos Hills resident Lina Broydo’s memory is vivid as she recalls her brief encounter with boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

“He was not just a boxer – he was a personality,” she said.

Author discusses future of human reproduction at Morning Forum

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Stanford professor Hank Greely tackles the legal and social implications of the future of human reproduction at the Morning Forum June 7.

The Morning Forum of Los Altos ended its 2015-2016 season June 7 with a provocative talk by author and Stanford University Professor Hank Greely on “The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduction.”

Greely, director of Stanford’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and Stanford’s Program on Neuroscience and Society, believes that within 20 to 40 years, most people will procreate in a lab – not a bedroom.

Los Altos Police Department joins Nextdoor

The Los Altos Police Department recently joined Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods.

According to the Nextdoor website, 42 percent of Los Altos households are currently represented on the site, with 7,587 individual members registered.

SCV water district board calls for 20 percent conservation

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors last week lowered its water-use reduction target to 20 percent but emphasized that residents should continue their efforts to conserve amid the ongoing drought.

The district – the primary water resource agency for Santa Clara County – serves Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and 12 other cities.

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