Hidden Villa farm guide, LA resident reaps rewards volunteering: Volunteer Profile

Laurie Aubuchon/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and former teacher Caroline Rumptz has her hands full with playful goats at Hidden Villa farm and nature preserve. A Hidden Villa volunteer for five years, Rumptz said her favorite thing about guiding farm tours is her interaction with children.

Los Altos resident and former teacher Caroline Rumptz’s favorite thing about guiding farm tours at Hidden Villa is the “unadulterated joy” the schoolchildren feel on her tours as they experience new things.

“It lights them up,” Rumptz said.


How technology is used to hurt women: Confronting Domestic Violence

This is the first in a six-part series on domestic violence and technological abuse. Names, professions, histories and other personal identifying information have been changed to create a composite character to protect confidentiality.


LAH resident, author celebrates wildlife with new photo book

Los Altos Hills resident Diana Chan loves animals and travel. She also enjoys projects and research.

Zoo visits and scattered amateur photography with her granddaughter developed into a glossy book that celebrates the animal kingdom, with original photos and stories from Chan’s wildlife encounters. The book – nearly six years in the making – just hit the shelves at Linden Tree Books, the Los Altos Library and other local shops.


Fundraiser supports ovarian cancer research

The fifth annual Toasting to Teal event, a fundraiser for ovarian cancer research, is scheduled 5 p.m. Saturday at Nature Gallery, 296 State St., Los Altos.

The event will feature live music, appetizers and drinks, a pop-up spa and a silent and live auction.


Save the Date

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Sept. 11

“Hometown Heroes,” the Community Services Agency’s annual recognition breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m. at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Information: csacares.org.


Community Briefs

Final summer concert scheduled Thursday

The Shanks will perform the final concert in the city of Los Altos’ Summer Concert Series 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave.

Admission is free. Lawn seating is limited, so organizers recommend that concertgoers arrive early.


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