Sat10252014

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Rotary Club of Los Altos names honorary members


Courtesy of Marlene Cowan
Los Altos Rotary Club President Kendra Gjerseth, from left, celebrates with “Honorary Rotarians” Penny Lave, Sandy Mingia, Janet Harding and Lara Pai. Not pictured are honorees Liz Nyberg, Cathy Anderson and Larry Madsen.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently named seven local residents “Honorary Rotarians” for demonstrating “service above self” in support of the club’s mission and programs.

Honorees include Janet Harding for Veterans’ Support, Cathy Anderson for Fellowship, Penny Lave for Operations, Lara Pai for coordinating artists for Fine Art in the Park, Sandy Mingia for Programs, Liz Nyberg for Mentor Tutor Connection (formerly known as Partners for New Generations) and Larry Madsen, retired past president of the club.

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CERT offers fall training to Los Altos residents

Los Altos PREPARE has scheduled a series of fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings to prepare local residents for emergencies and disasters.

The sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

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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


Courtesy of Allyson Johnson
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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