Emergency response trainees graduate from Los Altos PREPARE

Courtesy of Tom Freed
Community Emergency Response Team trainers from the Santa Clara County Fire Department led graduates of Los Altos PREPARE’s course through 18 hours of training.

Los Altos PREPARE’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently put its students through final field exercises after 18 hours of training.

With help from George Hurst of the Santa Clara County Fire Department, CERT volunteers Leroy Wilkinson and Marsha Hovey, and Los Altos PREPARE staff members, Los Altos CERT graduates received a FEMA CERT Course diploma at their graduation ceremony May 31.


Community Briefs

Los Altos hosts emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled free Personal Emergency Preparedness courses 6-9 p.m. July 14 at Hillview Community Center, Room 16, 97 Hillview Ave.; and Aug. 19 at Grant Park, Room 2, 1575 Holt Ave.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel teach the courses, designed to instruct residents how to be self-sufficient in the event of an emergency.


Design a Bike event rolls into town

Courtesy of Tom Kabat
Tom Kabat cycles into Los Altos 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 for a Design a Bike Workshop at the Los Altos History Museum.

Local bike builder Tom Kabat cycles into Los Altos 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 for a Design a Bike Workshop at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants can learn how to craft a unique bike using pieces of plywood, scrap metal, discarded bike parts and perhaps even an old pair of skis. Kabat will address bike design, style, ergonomics, possible materials and necessary tools, and share his collection of wooden bikes, scooters and other wheeled machines.


Local dancers showcase skills at annual show

Courtesy of Marti’s Dance Studio
Students at Marti’s Dance Studio in Los Altos prepare for their annual dance show, scheduled Saturday at Foothill College.

Marti’s Dance Studio has scheduled its 39th annual Dance Show Saturday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The school’s Tiny Toes students, 18 months to 2.5 years old, are slated to perform with their parents at 11:30 a.m. A 4 p.m. performance will feature intermediate-level dancers practicing hip-hop and other genres of dance. A 7 p.m. tribute show will showcase performances by graduating seniors. New studio director Brian Rapaido, who focuses on hip-hop, is scheduled to make an appearance with his partner at the annual show.


"World Records" ceremony slated June 28 at museum

Local residents who submitted entries for the “Los Altos World Records” book are invited to an awards ceremony 1-4 p.m. June 28 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Artist Katerina Sedá is slated to present awards at 2 p.m.

More than 250 residents responded to Sedá’s request for records for her “Everything Is Perfect” project, commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art during “Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley,” which concluded in March after a five-month run.


POPs exhibition highlights historic Los Altos landmark

An exhibition of paintings of the Los Altos Civic Center Orchard, “POPs in the Orchard,” is scheduled to open 5:30 p.m. July 1 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The exhibition will continue through the month of July, just as the apricots in the landmark orchard reach the peak of their summer season. The opening will feature a ribbon cutting followed by a reception in the garden of the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.


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