Planner: 'Two Sunnyvales' headed to Santa Clara County in 15 years


When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people, according to retired Santa Clara County principal planner Don Weden: Those who make it happen, those who let it happen and those who wonder what happened.


Viewpoints artists join Kiwanis fundraiser: Local Arts Roundup

Two local artists who display their work at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos are scheduled to participate in the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park’s inaugural “Arts & Appetizers” fundraiser 5-9 p.m. Saturday at a private residence in Atherton.

The event will feature an art sale, auction, wine and music.


All aboard: Train Days makes stop at Los Altos History Museum

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Young engineers, take heed: Train Days is a-coming.

The annual Train Days event is scheduled to roll in to the Los Altos History Museum 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept 19 and 20.

According to organizers, Train Days is designed to celebrate the joy and wonder of model railroading. Elaborate layouts, intricate scenery, scaled renditions of prototypes and whimsical engines and theme cars – complete with steam, lights and sound – will speed the rails. Visitors can explore the gauges and scales associated with model railroading as private collectors and clubs showcase their models and field questions about their American, European and Asian layouts


Los Altos Morning Forum announces lineup for 66th season of speakers

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is scheduled to launch Sept. 15 with a varied lineup of speakers and topics.

Founded in 1950, Morning Forum is an all-volunteer organization with 450 members.


Moms' group aims to collect 1,000 books for nonprofit helping homeless

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Members of Los Altos Mothers Uniting Mothers, pictured here earlier this year, have organized a drive to gather books for Project Night Night, a nonprofit group that serves homeless children.

It may seem like a lofty goal – collecting 1,000 books in two weeks for donation to a nonprofit organization that helps homeless children – but members of Los Altos Mothers Uniting Mothers are determined to reach it.

The group of approximately 40 moms – more commonly known as MUMs, based at Los Altos United Methodist Church – doesn’t expect to do it alone, however. Members are relying on the community to help them with the book drive for Project Night Night.


Rotarians give backpacks to teens in need

Courtesy of Alex Glew
Members of the Rotary Club of Los Altos donated fully loaded backpacks to teens through the InnVision Shelter Network.

The Red Badgers – a group of Rotary Club Los Altos newcomers – recently donated 25 fully loaded backpacks to high school juniors and seniors who are homeless or living in shelters.

The group collected $4,000 in cash and pledges from local residents, and Target contributed $100 and 25 $10 gift cards.


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