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Whole Foods donates 5% of net sales to nonprofit

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Whole Foods Market in Los Altos has designated today “5% Day” to generate funds for the Sky’s the Limit Fund.

The market, located at 4800 El Camino Real, pledges to donate 5 percent of net sales from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to the nonprofit group.

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Local League of Women Voters releases election forum schedule


The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums on the Nov. 4 election. All events are free and open to the public.

• Meet and Greet the Candidates: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Candidates include those running for the El Camino Healthcare District, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and Superior Court Judge No. 24. The event is co-sponsored by the Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Los Altos Library.

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Volunteers needed for CSA food program

The Community Services Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills seeks volunteers to assist with its food and nutrition program. CSA provides services for local residents in need.

The minimum is one shift per month, with a weekly commitment preferred. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays at CSA, 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View.

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Organizations offer early endorsements of local candidates


Chamber endorses Mordo, Glew for Los Altos City Council

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Jean Mordo and Alexander Glew for the two open Los Altos City Council seats in the Nov. 4 election.

“The Chamber believes that Alex Glew and Jean Mordo will best represent the interests of business in Los Altos,” said Julie Rose, Chamber president.

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Runners team up to raise money for local girl who suffers from CMD


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Friends and family of Sophie Kim, 8, are rallying to raise money for research and a cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.

Olivia Drobny of Los Altos worked as a personal aide at a design camp this summer, where she met Sophie Kim, 8, a student at Almond School. Sophie struggles with everyday activities that others take for granted, and Drobny assisted her with any physical challenges the day’s schedule presented.

“I quickly learned the extent of Sophie’s muscular fragility: opening and closing pen caps and lunch containers, never being afforded the privacy we all take for granted in the restroom and the inability to play with her peers on the playground,” Drobny said.

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CSA speaker: Poverty pervasive, on rise in wealthy Silicon Valley


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“Hometown Hero” Sally Lieber receives a hug from Tom Myers, executive director of the Community Services Agency.

People live along creeks, up steep hillsides and in trees – there are thousands of them living a stone’s throw from Wal-Marts and high-tech offices.

They are the homeless, and their numbers are on the rise along with high-paying tech jobs and the cost of housing that makes Silicon Valley the most expensive area in the nation to live.

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