Victim protects herself from technological abuse

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


Morning Forum announces lineup for upcoming season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is scheduled to launch Tuesday with a varied lineup of speakers and topics.

Founded in 1950, Morning Forum is an all-volunteer organization with 450 members. The series is slated 10:15-11:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.


Upcoming LAVA event offers plenty to 'wine' about

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled the following fall events.

• Los Altos Wine Walk, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 18. Eighteen wineries are set to participate, along with 22 downtown businesses. Participating businesses will be identified with large balloon bouquets.


Native Plant Society hosts expert on Great Valley's vernal pools

The California Native Plant Society has scheduled botany expert Carol Witham to discuss “The Distribution and Ecology of Vernal Pools” 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Vernal pools support a flora and fauna found nowhere else on the face of the planet, according to experts. Vernal pools were once widespread in the Great Valley, as were the wildflowers that characterize the unique habitats; approximately 90 percent of the state’s vernal pools are now gone.


Celebrity Forum series launches 48th season with physicist Kaku

The 48th 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 at Flint Center on the De Anza College campus in Cupertino.

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


LAH hosts reception for photographer/artist Ditzel

Courtsy of Nancy Wulff
The watercolor art of Nancy Wulff is currently on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a free reception and introduction to the the fine-art photography and paintings of Inmaculada Del Castillo Ditzel 2-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at town hall, W. 26379 Fremont Road.

Ditzel will display her photographs and floral paintings – reverse painted on plexiglass – through March.


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