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Town Crier seeks writers to spin spooky stories


October is here, which means that Halloween is right around the corner – and so is the Town Crier’s annual Spooky Stories contest.

We’re offering storytellers of all ages the opportunity to weave a Halloween-themed tale in under 400 words. We will award first-, second- and third-place honors to the authors. First-place authors will receive a prize.

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Deer Hollow Farm hosts Ohlone Day Saturday

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival and fundraiser noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

The festival offers visitors a chance to tour Deer Hollow Farm’s replica Native American Ohlone Village and learn about the Ohlones, who lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years. Attendees can participate in a range of hands-on traditional Native American activities.

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Philharmonia Baroque performs at CSMA

The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is slated to perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Monday in Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The presentation will feature dancer/choreographer Jennifer Meller, two violins, a cello and an array of percussion instruments.

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Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'


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The Los Altos main library is among the more popular branches in the county library district system, set to celebrate 100 years.

In 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox, wages hit $5 per day, the first steamboat revolutionized world trade with its inaugural trip through the Panama Canal and World War I began.

Amid the national and global events, the Santa Clara County Library publicly premiered its collection of books. Housed in several rooms of San Jose’s Hall of Justice, the Santa Clara County Library’s first librarian, Stella Huntington, opened the library with a typewriter, a dictionary, two chairs and a collection of 6,127 books.

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Block Action Team emergency training continues

Block Action Team (BAT) training sessions are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The mission of BAT, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is to help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to respond in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, band together to prevent crime, assist seniors, organize a neighborhood watch and promote social interaction through block parties.

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Council candidates discuss downtown vision


The Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum on Downtown Vibrancy and Sustainability was held Oct. 1 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater. Five candidates are running for two open seats on the council in the Nov. 4 election.

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