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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups. To add an event to the list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Oct. 31

Halloween Spooktacular, noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos Village Association-sponsored event features trick-or-treating for children, face painting and games. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

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'Lure & Legends' exhibition opens Oct. 18 at History Museum

The Los Altos History Museum’s next exhibition, “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” is scheduled to open Oct. 18 and run through April 19.

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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Community Briefs

Quota International welcomes visitors

Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos is scheduled to meet noon Thursday at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

The service organization invites local residents to attend the luncheon and learn firsthand about the group’s projects.

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AAUW hosts co-founder of startup designed to boost girls' tech skills


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Alice Brooks, co-founder of Roominate, discusses the importance of exposing girls at an early age to the basic principles of building and design.

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women hosted a presentation by Alice Brooks, co-founder of the girls-centric startup Roominate, Sept. 13 at the Hillview Community Center Social Hall.

The audience of approximately 40 included AAUW members, girls involved in the organization’s Tech Trek camp and their parents.

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New book provides understanding of the Internet for adults, children: Los Altos digital media author Sarah Granger answers TC's questions


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Los Altos resident Sarah Granger, a self-described digital native, celebrated the launch this month of her first solo book, “The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life – Online and Off” (Seal Press, 2014).

Covering topics as basic as how to set up appropriate and effective digital profiles to navigating the challenges of children in cyberspace, Granger’s book attempts to answer the questions provoked again and again by the World Wide Web.

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State Street parking becomes temporary park space Friday

Passerelle Investment Co. has scheduled its third annual downtown Los Altos PARK(ing) Day 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday along 265-271 State St., outside Linden Tree Books and Earth Beauty Apothecary.

PARK(ing) Day is part of a worldwide one-day event in which people transform urban parking spaces into temporary public parks to raise awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly green spaces.

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