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Council candidates discuss downtown vision


The Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum on Downtown Vibrancy and Sustainability was held Oct. 1 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater. Five candidates are running for two open seats on the council in the Nov. 4 election.

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Rotary Club candidate forums now viewable online

The local political action group Friends of Los Altos Inc. arranged and paid for recordings of the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees and Los Altos City Council candidate forums recently hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 recorded the programs, which are now available for viewing on YouTube.

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LWV sets election forum schedule

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums that address the Nov. 4 election. All events are free.

• Candidates Forum for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School and Mountain View Whisman Elementary District school boards: 6:30-9:15 p.m. Thursday in the Mountain View High School Auditorium, 3535 Truman Ave. The MVLA candidates are scheduled to appear 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the Mountain View Whisman candidates 8:15-9:15 p.m.

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KMVT director touts range of media resources


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KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe touted the organization’s professional media resources available free to nonprofit groups, students and businesses in a Sept. 18 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15, the nonprofit, award-winning public, education and government television station, serves Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Foster City. Founded in 1982, the Mountain View-based KMVT 15 reaches a potential 400,000 viewers over Comcast Channel 15, Government Channel 26, AT&T U-Verse System Channel 99, YouTube and Roku.

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LAH fire district honors former commissioners


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Retiring Los Altos Hills County Fire District Commissioners Owen Halliday, from left, and Bob Stutz celebrate receiving fire helmets with a special emblem honoring their service with Chief Ken Kehmna of the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

When Los Altos Hills County Fire District commissioners retire, they receive a helmet emblazoned with the logo of the fire district. The long-standing tradition commemorates their dedication and service to the district, founded in 1939.

Retiring Commissioners Bob Stutz and Owen Halliday recently received their awards. Stutz served 25 years on the commission and Halliday served 12 years.

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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.

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