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'Partners' changes name, retains mission to help youth


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The name’s changed, but the goal remains the same for members of Mentor Tutor Connection: provide support to local students.

Partners for New Generations recently changed its name to Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) to more clearly reflect what the nonprofit organization does and whom it serves, according to organizers.

Although the name has changed, the group’s commitment to students in the community has not. MTC members said they are focused even more clearly on their mission to help “build brighter futures” for youth in Los Altos and Mountain View public schools through tutoring and mentoring programs that boost social and academic skills.

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Museum hosts 'Mid-Autumn MoonFest'


Organizers Vicki Holman, left, and Mary Kuperman, right, join Mary’s granddaughter, Bethany Paler, center, in promoting the event.

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the “Mid-Autumn MoonFest,” a harvest festival for families, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The event includes storytelling, food tasting, a children’s craft workshop, lantern making and live entertainment. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information, visit losaltoshistory.org.

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Community Briefs

LAH Hoedown scheduled Saturday

The annual Los Altos Hills Hoedown is scheduled 3-8 p.m. Saturday at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road.

Billed as a “fun-filled event for the entire family,” the town-sponsored Hoedown will include live music, wine tasting, old-fashioned crafts, games and prizes, equestrian demonstrations and a farmers’ market. Admission is free. For more information, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov.

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CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for their philanthropic contributions to both CSA and the local community. The nonprofit CSA provides a social-service safety net for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

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CERT offers fall training

Los Altos PREPARE has scheduled a series of fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings to prepare local residents for emergencies and disasters.

The sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

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Los Altos Community Foundation accepting grant applications through Sept. 23

The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting grant applications through Sept. 23.

The foundation’s Community Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations and activities that directly serve Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas.

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