Morning Forum kicks off 65th season of speakers

The Morning Forum of Los Altos recently launched the 65th season of its annual speakers series.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, Morning Forum is an all-volunteer organization with 450 local members. The series features 16 speakers who appear 10:15 a.m. every other Tuesday morning from September through the beginning of June.


LAH Town Hall zooms in on Karlak's work: Local Arts Roundup

Image courtesy of Susanne Karlak
The town of Los Altos Hills hosts an exhibition of Susanne Karlak’s work, above.

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a reception for photography artist Susanne Karlak 2-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at town hall.

Fifty-four of Karlak’s photos are slated for display throughout town hall through Feb. 28.


Ohlone Day slated Saturday at Deer Hollow Farm

Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Children learn the ways of the native Ohlones during Deer Hollow Farm’s Ohlone Day.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival and fundraiser noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

The festival offers visitors a once-a-year chance to tour Deer Hollow Farm’s replica Native American Ohlone Village and learn about the Ohlones, who lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years. Attendees can participate in a range of hands-on traditional Native American activities, including acorn grinding, shell drilling and rope making.


Community Briefs

LA drums up business with ‘Indian Summer’

This month’s “First Friday” event – scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday – will feature a host of Native American activities under the theme “Indian Summer.”

The monthly Los Altos Forward-sponsored events include live performances, evening shopping, games and refreshments. The October celebration will highlight Native American culture via ceremonial drumming, storytelling and music at Community Plaza, located at the corner of Main and State streets.


Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 in the South Parking Plaza in downtown Los Altos.

More than 150 arts and crafts booths will offer a variety of unique handmade items, many of them showcasing fall and holiday themes. Food selections will include Chef Chu’s, Armadillo Willy’s and a variety of vendors selling tamales, burritos, crepes, smoothies, kettle corn, frozen yogurt and gyros. Soft drinks, select wines and Gordon Biersch beers will be available.


State Senator Hill honors CHP hero in Los Altos

State Sen. Jerry Hill, right, who represents the 13th District, which includes Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, visited Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos Sept. 5 for a community gathering he calls “Java with Jerry.” At the event, Hill recognized California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel, front left, for his quick thinking and swift action, which saved a 5-year-old boy who was choking. Pictured front center is the boy, Miguel Alvarez, with his mother, Teresa, and his father and namesake, Miguel, standing in back. Montiel, the public information officer for the CHP covering the Redwood City-Los Altos area, was off duty and shopping in the produce section of a grocery store Aug. 22 when he came upon the choking boy and his mother. Montiel administered abdominal thrusts and back blows. Eventually, Miguel spat out a small grape and began breathing normally.


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