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North County Social Services Agency joins 650 area code


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Residents in north Santa Clara County are now three digits and many miles closer to vital public services.

Beginning last month, the North County office for Santa Clara County’s Social Services Agency acquired new phone numbers in the 650 area code, making the office truly local for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto and parts of Sunnyvale.

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MV, Google launch free community shuttle

The city of Mountain View and Google Inc. have partnered to provide a free community shuttle service that will begin as a two-year pilot program.

The daily shuttle is slated to roll out in the fall, with electric shuttles outfitted with bicycle racks.

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Church hosts community event to celebrate playgrounds

Members of Foothill Covenant Church are scheduled to celebrate the opening of the church’s two new playgrounds with a community barbecue 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the church, 1555 Oak Ave., Los Altos.

The event includes food, water games and a jump house, among other activities.

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Eclectic speaker lineup highlights upcoming Celebrity Forum series

The 47th Annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series. Founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

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Library offers class on 'Google Tips &Tricks'

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a workshop on “Google Tips & Tricks” 2-3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The workshop will offer information on popular search terms and how to limit Google searches to specific requests. Topics will include Google Crisis Maps, Google Trends, Google Scholar and Google Advanced.

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Next History Museum exhibition explores Silicon Valley legends


Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum
Hewlett-Packard Co. co-founder David Packard calibrates HP’s audio oscillator, designed for testing sound equipment. Packard and other Silicon Valley legends are the subject of a new fall exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum.

The Los Altos History Museum’s next exhibition, “Silicon Valley: The Lure and the Legends,” is scheduled to open Oct. 19 and run through April.

According to organizers, the exhibition will explore the transition of the Valley of Heart’s Delight from orchards to oscillators and reveal the visionaries and risk-takers behind the evolution.

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