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'Yeah, yeah, yeah!': Beatlemania invades 'Rock Back the Clock'


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The Hula-Hoops of previous “Rock Back the Clocks” are giving way to moptops at this year’s “Beatlemania”-themed event.

Rancho Shopping Center’s annual “Rock Back the Clock” edges into a new era of rock ‘n’ roll this year. The poodle skirts of the previous 1950s-themed sock hops are being replaced by moptop wigs as part of the “Beatlemania” theme at this year’s event, scheduled 6-10 p.m. Sept. 12.

The purpose of “Rock Back the Clock” remains the same, however: It’s a major fundraiser for the annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, with proceeds from the $5 admission fee supporting the holiday parade. This year’s parade is scheduled 6 p.m. Nov. 30 on Main and State streets downtown.

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Residents participate in countywide CERT drill; more training sessions ahead

Members of the Los Altos PREPARE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) participated in a countywide emergency drill Aug. 23. Participants were briefed on how to search their neighborhoods for missing persons in the event of a disaster.

More Los Altos CERT sessions are scheduled this fall. Sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

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Voices for Peace co-hosts talk on 'Avoiding Needless Wars'


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Stanford University Professor Emeritus Martin Hellman is scheduled to discuss “Avoiding Needless Wars” 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

In his presentation, co-sponsored by the Los Altos Library, Los Altos Voices for Peace and seven other groups, Hellman will offer an assessment of the major hotspots in the world and fresh ideas on how further violence could be avoided.

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'Partners' changes name, retains mission to help youth


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The name’s changed, but the goal remains the same for members of Mentor Tutor Connection: provide support to local students.

Partners for New Generations recently changed its name to Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) to more clearly reflect what the nonprofit organization does and whom it serves, according to organizers.

Although the name has changed, the group’s commitment to students in the community has not. MTC members said they are focused even more clearly on their mission to help “build brighter futures” for youth in Los Altos and Mountain View public schools through tutoring and mentoring programs that boost social and academic skills.

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Museum hosts 'Mid-Autumn MoonFest'


Organizers Vicki Holman, left, and Mary Kuperman, right, join Mary’s granddaughter, Bethany Paler, center, in promoting the event.

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the “Mid-Autumn MoonFest,” a harvest festival for families, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The event includes storytelling, food tasting, a children’s craft workshop, lantern making and live entertainment. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information, visit losaltoshistory.org.

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Community Briefs

LAH Hoedown scheduled Saturday

The annual Los Altos Hills Hoedown is scheduled 3-8 p.m. Saturday at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road.

Billed as a “fun-filled event for the entire family,” the town-sponsored Hoedown will include live music, wine tasting, old-fashioned crafts, games and prizes, equestrian demonstrations and a farmers’ market. Admission is free. For more information, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov.

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