Last updateWed, 24 Aug 2016 12pm

Study: Cal Water receives high marks

California Water Service has been ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among water utilities in the western United States, according to J.D. Power’s 2016 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The utility also achieved the highest score in the region for communications.

The results were based on responses in March from residential customers who had experiences with their utility within the past six months. The Overall Water Utility Satisfaction Index measures key performance indicators in six areas: delivery, price, billing and payment, conservation, communications and customer service.

Los Altos Community Foundation accepts grant applications through June 21

The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting community grant applications from local nonprofit organizations through June 21.

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

History Museum hosts fundraising events, services

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a series of summer fundraising events.

•┬áPicnic and Train Ride on the Niles Canyon Railway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Participants will ride a vintage train with master railroad docent Doug Debs, followed by a picnic lunch in Sunol Park. Both steam and diesel engines will be running. Tickets are $50 per person.

New logo reflects 'cultural center' of Los Altos


The Los Altos History Museum recently debuted a new logo, reflecting museum officials’ aim to become the educational and cultural center of the community.

The new logo incorporates a tree that symbolizes the link to Los Altos’ orchard heritage and communicates diversity, learning and growth.

Libraries issue summer reading challenge

The Santa Clara County Library District’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge aims to make everyone a winner.

“Read for the Win” is the theme of this summer’s program, which offers students the opportunity to boost their reading skills and participate in summer challenges at the Los Altos main and Woodland Branch libraries. Adults also may participate.

Community Briefs

Relay For Life scheduled Sunday

The newly revamped Relay For Life of Los Altos, dubbed “Relay 2.0,” is scheduled 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave.

The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will feature a family picnic and a 2-mile lap around the Hillview neighborhood. The event will also include live music, children’s activities and a pink flamingo decorating contest.

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