Tue09302014

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CPUC approves rate increases for Cal Water's Los Altos customers

The California Public Utilities Commission recently set water utility rates for customers of California Water Service Co. through 2016, marking the end of the mandatory review process that began in 2012. The new rates take effect Friday.

For the typical residential customer using 14,212 gallons of water per month, water bills will increase $2.63 per month, or 9 cents per day, to $79.90 in 2014, with smaller, inflationary increases in 2015 and 2016.

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Los Altos High Class of 1984 hosts reunion at Shoup Park

Members of the Los Altos High School Class of 1984 have scheduled a 30-year reunion 4-7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

Activities will include mingling with friends over drinks and appetizers and a casual dinner from the Paddy Wagon Food Truck, which serves a variety of gourmet sliders.

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Summer Writing Project seeks next great author

The Santa Clara County Library District, which includes the Los Altos main and Woodland libraries, joined forces with JukePop Inc. and Black Hill Press to promote writing and reading through the Summer Writing Project.

A collaborative effort to identify up-and-coming literary talent, the Summer Writing Project provides aspiring authors the opportunity to create novellas (fictional narratives normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel) and submit them one chapter at a time for immediate quantitative and qualitative feedback from readers.

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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. .

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AAUW looking for new members


Courtesy of Allyson Johnson
The local American Association of University Women’s Tech Trek scholarship recipients include, from left, Karenna Olson from Egan Junior High, Idalia Martinez from Crittenden Middle School, Sarah Haslem from Blach Intermediate School, Michele Yuan from Crittenden, Tori Hausch from Egan, Katherine Shok from Blach and Katherine Houston from Blach.

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to launch its membership year 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Hillview Community Center Social Hall, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Members, prospective members, friends and interested women and men are invited to attend, particularly parents of school-age daughters.

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Celebrity Forum Speaker Series highlights politics, photography, sciences in upcoming season

The 47th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who discuss their areas of expertise for three consecutive nights.

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

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