GreenTown raises nearly $30K at Farm to Table Dinner

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GreenTown Los Altos Executive Director Margie Suozzo, left, honors Vicki Moore as “2015 Environmental Hero.”

GreenTown Los Altos raised nearly $30,000 at its second Farm to Table Dinner and Auction fundraiser, held Oct. 10 in the Los Altos History Museum Courtyard.

Pat Hedden and Maureen Rishi served as co-chairwomen of the event, which drew a crowd of 100 supporters.


Museum catches holiday spirit

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual “Catch the Spirit” holiday event noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

The event will include tours of the decorated J. Gilbert Smith History House, shopping at two museum stores, food and a performance by Schola Cantorum at 1 p.m.


Domestic violence panel features LA resident

Los Altos resident Ruth Patrick, a domestic violence outreach specialist and director of the WomenSV program, is scheduled to participate in a community forum, “Domestic Violence – It Couldn’t Happen Here, Could It?” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28 in the El Palo Alto Room at Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Panelists will discuss the psychological, legal, cultural and economic challenges facing domestic violence victims. Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, head of the Intimate Partner Violence Task Force, will deliver a keynote address.


Union Presbyterian hosts 'Indoor Picnic'

The Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos Friendship Book Club and the San Jose/Bay Area Church and Synagogue Library Association have scheduled an “Indoor Picnic” noon Nov. 2 at the church, 858 University Ave.

Gage McKinney – a local author of two church histories, a history of Gold Country folk music and a biography of a San Jose poet who founded churches – will serve as featured gust speaker.


Community Briefs

SPARC focuses on China’s economy

The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled broadcaster Nan Su to discuss “The Secrets Behind China’s Business Model” 6 p.m. today at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills. Su’s presentation is designed to offer Silicon Valley residents inside information on the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economic model.

Su is best known for his work as a broadcaster for SOH International Chinese Radio and the NTD International TV Network. An activist for human rights in China, he served as coordinator of the Human Rights Torch Relay in 2008.


Costume Bank extends hours for Halloween season

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The Costume Bank in Los Altos offers a wide array of outfits for Halloween.

The Costume Bank has extended its hours for the Halloween season. Seasonal hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 1.

The store carries thousands of costumes for rent, including historical, western, pirates, military, vampires, witches, ghosts, movie characters and more.


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