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Abandoned puppy finds forever home with police dispatcher

Courtesy of Mountain View Police Department
Zeus, discovered abandoned in a cage, found a new home with a police dispatcher.

Throughout her 18 years with the Mountain View Police Department, public safety dispatcher Judy Cahill has made a habit of greeting the lost animals passing through the office en route to animal control.

She was not, however, prepared to meet the canine visitor who arrived Sept. 10.

Los Altos council candidates address city financial issues


A forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Thursday in 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 prepared a series of questions for candidates to answer, with candidates responding to one question in each issue of the Town Crier leading up to the election. Following is the final question in the series.

League of Women Voters schedules candidate forums


The League of Women Voters of Mountain View-Los Altos has scheduled a series of candidate and ballot-measure forums to expose voters to local and state election topics on the Nov. 8 ballot. The remaining forums:

• Candidate Forum for Los Altos School District: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road

Los Altos artist hosts boutique benefiting Child Advocates

Dai Sugano/Mercury News; courtesy of Laura Fulda
Midori Adams, left, and the young woman, Molly, for whom she advocated share a hug. Molly currently attends community college and plans to transfer to San Jose State University next year. Molly and Adams remain close.


Los Altos artist Midori Adams is scheduled to host her annual Archangel Holiday Boutique 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at her Los Altos home, 228 Marvin Ave.

Morning Forum: Paleontologist shares dream of tracking dinosaurs

Courtesy of Paula Tuerk
The Spinosaurus, shown here in action in a rendering by artist Davide Bonadonna, was the subject of a Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation by paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim Sept. 20.

The Morning Forum of Los Altos launched its fall season Sept. 20 with the presentation “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.”

Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim, Ph.D., a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and TED Fellow, is lead author of a study on the amphibious creatures who lived 100 million years ago in North Africa.

Los Altos History Museum shoots for the moon with Oct. 15 festival

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Mary Kuperman, storyteller and event co-chairwoman for last year’s MoonFest, distributes stickers to children for their “passport” books for completing a series of MoonFest crafts.

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual MoonFest event 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 on the museum patio, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The event is inspired by the mid-autumn and lantern festivals celebrated in many Asian countries. The holiday is traditionally held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the East Asian lunar calendar (Sept. 15 this year), but the museum will celebrate during the next full moon.

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