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Introduction to 3-D printing at the Los Altos main library

Ellie Lawson, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) educator who specializes in 3-D printing and modeling, will present a two-hour overview of 3-D printing options, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Lawson will demonstrate the 3-D printing workflow from file to printed object using the library’s MakerBot 3-D printer. Lawson will also discuss the science of fused deposition modeling (FDM) and other 3-D printing technologies, and how 3-D printing is currently used in industry, medicine and in the classroom.

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Affluent women also falling prey to abusive husbands – even in Los Altos: Confronting Domestic Violence


Ruth Patrick is executive director of Women/SV.

Los Altos is a wonderful place to raise a family. We generally are acquainted with our next-door neighbors and can’t help but run into someone we know when we go shopping or out to eat. And how many towns are like ours – where you can walk your dog at night and not be looking over your shoulder?

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Girl Scout signups open Monday at Los Altos United Methodist


An information session for prospective Girl Scouts and family members is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 15) in the Creekside Room at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls 5-17. Women and men over 17 may join as adult members. Girl Scout annual membership is $15 a year and families can apply for financial aid.

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Art swap, picnic set for Sunday

An art swap and potluck picnic is scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Oaks Park in Los Altos.

The event, sponsored by Silicon Valley Open Studios, encourages visitors to bring arts and crafts supplies to sell, buy, trade or donate. Do not bring finished artwork. Guests also should bring a potluck dish to share and a blanket or table.

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Girl Scout orientation meeting set for Sept. 15

An information session for prospective new Girl Scouts and family members is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Creekside Room at United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.

Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17; women and men over 17 can join as adult members. Girl Scout annual membership is $15 a year, and families can apply for financial aid.

“Girl Scouting is the place for girls to have fun, make friends, and try new experiences such as turning ordinary household items into robots, convincing the mayor to install a swing for special-needs children in a local park, planting redwood saplings, or hiking along the Pacific Coast Trail!” said Sandra Hillman, troop support manager. “We want every girl in Los Altos to be so excited about the adventures she'll have with us that she can hardly wait for it, because she knows she can do anything she sets her mind to. That feeling starts with parents who encourage their daughters, and volunteers who are role models.”

The Girl Scout program is girl-driven, reflecting the changing needs and interests of today's girls. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment.

For more information, contact Hillman by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Girl Scouts of Northern California serves a diverse membership of 49,000 girls and more than 31,000 adult volunteers in a 19-county area from Gilroy to the Oregon border. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. To learn more about Girl Scouts of Northern California, visit GirlScoutsNorCal.org.

'Beach Blanket Babylon' star entertains Rotary Club



“Beach Blanket Babylon” star Tammy Nelson entertains members of the Rotary Club of Los Altos Aug. 21. Jerry Tomanek/Special to the Town Crier

Wearing 300-pound hats as she belts out clever, zany and often bawdy songs, Tammy Nelson stars in the long-running San Francisco revue “Beach Blanket Babylon.” She visited the Los Altos Rotary Club Aug. 21 to entertain members.

How Nelson manages to keep her gigantic hats balanced is a trade secret she refused to divulge. Crooning and teasing as she circulated through the Rotary Club crowd, she crowed, “Use your diaphragm – you really don’t need a microphone.”

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