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Block Action Team schedules leader training

Block Action Team leader training is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Block Action Team leaders receive training and information on how to improve their neighborhood’s emergency preparedness skills, participate in the Emergency Information and Reporting System, implement crime prevention and safety techniques and promote social interaction through block parties and other activities.

Acclaimed young pianist to perform in Los Altos to benefit Salvation Army

John Baeg

Pianist John Baeg is scheduled to perform a benefit concert for the Women’s Auxiliary of the Korean Salvation Army Church 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at Bridges Community Church, 625 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.

Baeg, 14, studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard Pre-College Division in New York City. He previously studied with Heidi Hau at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has won many competitions, including the Chopin Foundation in San Francisco. He made his concerto debut with the El Camino Youth Symphony in 2012. In 2015, he was invited to perform with the Little Orchestra Society in New York City and appeared with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony as winner of the concerto competition.

Los Altos attorney helps Soles4Souls fight poverty


Los Altos attorney Montgomery S. Pisano is collecting shoes for Soles4Souls, a nonprofit global social enterprise that aims to fight poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.

The mission of Soles4Souls is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2050. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Soles4Souls has collected and distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and in all 50 states in the U.S.

Chiefs converge on Montclaire


Stephanie Stuehler/Santa Clara County Fire Department

Santa Clara County Fire Chief Ken Kehmna, left, and Los Altos Police Chief Tuck Younis flank neighborhood leader Andy Wong at the ninth annual Highlands neighborhood picnic, held Aug. 2 at Montclaire Elementary School as part of National Night Out festivities. Wong said the Highlands picnic is the best-attended of all local National Night Out gatherings.

Community Briefs

Mtn. View sponsors Technology Showcase

The city of Mountain View has scheduled its second Technology Showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St.

With extended hours, more companies participating and a variety of food trucks, this year’s event will highlight local technology companies with a presence in Mountain View.

Osteoarthritis is common in dogs and cats, vet says: Pet Pause

Inflammation within the joints – known as osteoarthritis – is common in dogs and cats, with approximately 20 percent of dogs suffering the effects and 64 percent of cats 12 years or older.

Osteoarthritis is a slowly evolving disease with development of joint pain, stiffness and limitation of motion. Body weight, amount of exercise and genetic influences can affect the progression of the disease.

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