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Save the Date

Sept. 30

Sky’s the Limit Fund annual fundraiser and breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Information: Stlfgives.org.

Oct. 1 and 2

Los Altos Fall Festival, sponsored by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in downtown Los Altos. The event includes a Children’s Alley, a classic-car show, live entertainment, arts and crafts for sale, and food and beverages. Information: losaltoschamber.org.

AAUW meeting this week promotes girls in STEM fields

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its first meeting of the 2016-2017 membership year 3 p.m. Sunday at Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Local middle school girls who attended the Tech Trek science camp at Stanford University this summer will discuss their experiences. The local AAUW in partnership with the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs funded scholarships that enabled girls to attend the camp.

Community Briefs

Talk covers crime, emergency response

Los Altos Community Foundation’s Block Action Team has scheduled a presentation on crime prevention and emergency response, “You Are the Eyes and Ears of the City,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Los Altos Police Department Capt. Scott McCrossin, Community Service Officer Josh Cottrell and Los Altos Block Action Team leaders will lead the discussion.

Rotary Club of Los Altos volunteers support villagers in remote Yucatan

Courtesy of David Smith/Rotary Club of Los Altos
Two volunteers with the Rotary Club of Los Altos recently visited Mayan children on the Yucatan Peninsula, part of an ongoing partnership with the nongovernmental organization Proyecto Itzaes to provide education and basic necessities.

Many Los Altos families vacation in Cancun, but few have seen the poor Mayan villages along the Yucatan Peninsula. The Rotary Club of Los Altos set about to change that.

Members of the local Rotary Club have done more than visit the Yucatan area – they’ve pitched in to deliver books, computers, school supplies, LEGOs and smokeless cooking stoves to boost the quality of life in Mayan villages. Partnering with the nongovernmental organization Proyecto Itzaes, Rotarians have inspired a thirst for education among the Mayans and created a sense of community that didn’t previously exist in the remote villages.

Election 2016: Questions for Los Altos council candidates

A forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Six candidates are running for three seats in the Nov. 8 election. In advance of the forum, organizers have prepared questions for the candidates. Following is the first in a series of questions, with candidates answering one question in each issue of the Town Crier leading up to the election.

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