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Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'


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The Los Altos main library is among the more popular branches in the county library district system, set to celebrate 100 years.

In 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox, wages hit $5 per day, the first steamboat revolutionized world trade with its inaugural trip through the Panama Canal and World War I began.

Amid the national and global events, the Santa Clara County Library publicly premiered its collection of books. Housed in several rooms of San Jose’s Hall of Justice, the Santa Clara County Library’s first librarian, Stella Huntington, opened the library with a typewriter, a dictionary, two chairs and a collection of 6,127 books.

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Block Action Team emergency training continues

Block Action Team (BAT) training sessions are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The mission of BAT, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is to help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to respond in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, band together to prevent crime, assist seniors, organize a neighborhood watch and promote social interaction through block parties.

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Council candidates discuss downtown vision


The Los Altos City Council Candidates Forum on Downtown Vibrancy and Sustainability was held Oct. 1 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater. Five candidates are running for two open seats on the council in the Nov. 4 election.

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Rotary Club candidate forums now viewable online

The local political action group Friends of Los Altos Inc. arranged and paid for recordings of the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees and Los Altos City Council candidate forums recently hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 recorded the programs, which are now available for viewing on YouTube.

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LWV sets election forum schedule

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums that address the Nov. 4 election. All events are free.

• Candidates Forum for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School and Mountain View Whisman Elementary District school boards: 6:30-9:15 p.m. Thursday in the Mountain View High School Auditorium, 3535 Truman Ave. The MVLA candidates are scheduled to appear 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the Mountain View Whisman candidates 8:15-9:15 p.m.

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KMVT director touts range of media resources


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KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15 Executive Director Shelley Wolfe touted the organization’s professional media resources available free to nonprofit groups, students and businesses in a Sept. 18 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

KMVT 15, the nonprofit, award-winning public, education and government television station, serves Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Foster City. Founded in 1982, the Mountain View-based KMVT 15 reaches a potential 400,000 viewers over Comcast Channel 15, Government Channel 26, AT&T U-Verse System Channel 99, YouTube and Roku.

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