Los Altos-LAH committee seeks nominees for volunteer awards

The Joint Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Volunteer Service Awards Committee is accepting nominations of outstanding local volunteers through Oct. 26 for the 33rd annual Volunteer Service Awards.

The committee will recognize honorees at a luncheon scheduled Dec. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. Judy Miner, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, will deliver the keynote address.


Follow these tips to ensure hiking safety with your dog: Care For Your Pet

I love dogs, and I love to hike – but I don’t go hiking with my dog. Things go wrong in the woods with or without a dog, so unless you are an experienced hiker you will likely be busy enough just looking after yourself, let alone your pet in a novel environment.

Still want to take that doggie hiking? Here are some tips for hiking with pets in the wilderness:


Save The Date

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Schola Cantorum launches new season of old favorites Oct. 23

Schola Cantorum, the Mountain View-based choral group, embarks on its 52nd season with a series of performances highlighting the old and the new.

In planning the season, Music Director Gregory Wait said he wanted audience members to revisit their youth through remembered favorites and discover something new from established composers.


Community Briefs

Fed Women to hear about Green Pastures

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Maria Powery to speak at its Oct. 7 meeting at Michael’s at Shoreline, 2970 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon and the Powery’s program at 1 p.m. Powery is the administrator at Green Pastures, a state-licensed Christian group home in Mountain View. The facility provides 24-hour care for six children with disabilities.


Award-winning author Jantzen to visit Linden Tree in Los Altos

Award-winning children’s book author Doug Jantzen is scheduled to read and sign copies of his debut picture book, “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh,” 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at Linden Tree Children’s Books in Los Altos.

Jantzen’s anti-bullying story about a young hyena who loses his laugh beat out thousands of other hopefuls in 2013 to win the General Mills/Simon & Schuster New Author Contest, which gives aspiring writers a chance to realize their dream of being published. “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh” was released earlier this summer and recently featured on boxes of Cheerios as part of the Cheer on Reading program to support early literacy.


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