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Girls discuss Tech Trek at AAUW meeting

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. Sept. 18 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.

Downtown Los Altos 'Cycle Saturday' to feature parking stations, bike valets


Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Voyageur du Temps in downtown Los Altos will serve as a bike parking station during “Cycle Saturday.” The cafe will offer a speedy service line and discounts for cyclists.
 

Los Altos’ inaugural “Cycle Saturday” is scheduled Saturday, with bike parking stations placed at four downtown coffee shop locations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Los Altos Community Foundation offers grants and scholarships


The Los Altos Community Foundation’s E3 Youth Philanthropy program, run by local teens, gave $10,000 to youth-focused nonprofit groups.
 

Los Altos Community Foundation recently awarded 234 grants and 220 scholarships totaling $1.4 million, more than $840,000 of which supported students and nonprofit organizations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

The foundation’s Community Grants program operates in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard and Heising-Simons foundations.

Mountain View Rotary Club grants support wide range of local agencies


Courtesy of Anita Grossman
Mountain View Rotary Club representatives Anita Grossman, right, and Twana Karney, second from right, distribute checks to recipients of the club’s community grants.
 

The Mountain View Rotary Club awarded community grants totaling $16,095 in 2016.

Grant recipients include:

Mark your calendar: Train Days are coming right around the bend

The Los Altos History Museum’s Train Days event is making its annual stop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

According to organizers, Train Days celebrates the joy and wonder of model railroading. Elaborate layouts, intricate scenery, scaled renditions of prototypes and whimsical engines and theme cars – complete with steam, lights and sound – will speed the rails. Visitors can explore the gauges and scales associated with model railroading as private collectors and clubs showcase their trains and field questions about the mechanics and electronics of their layouts and the history behind the locomotives and railroads that inspired them.

Community Briefs

Cranston discusses family history

Los Altos Hills resident Kim Cranston, son of the late U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston, is scheduled to discuss his family’s history 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The Cranston family has deep roots in Los Altos Hills, arriving in 1914 – before it was designated a town.


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