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Petting zoo, classic cars, rides and games await visitors at Los Altos Fall Festival

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This weekend’s Fall Festival in downtown Los Altos will offer something for all ages, from games and crafts in the fall-themed Children’s Alley. Other highlights will include the new Tatratea Bar, a slot car racing track and a petting zoo.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 25th annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the South Parking Plaza in downtown Los Altos.

The festival’s Children’s Alley will feature the Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo, a hands-on experience with rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, ducks, guinea pigs and a giant tortoise.

LA student leads effort to help children's home in Kathmandu

Courtesy of Capucine Querenet
Capucine Querenet of Los Altos shows children at the Aishworya Children’s Home in Kathmandu how to use their new Kindles.

Capucine Querenet traveled more than 9,500 miles from her Los Altos home to learn the difference between people who need help and people who desperately need help.

What started as a small French Christian summer camp effort to support a children’s home in Nepal has blossomed into an ongoing fund- raising drive under the leadership of the 17-year-old Homestead High School senior.

League of Women Voters schedules forums on candidates, propositions

The League of Women Voters of Mountain View-Los Altos has scheduled a series of candidate and ballot-measure forums related to the Nov. 8 ballot.

• Candidate Forum for Los Altos Hills City Council: 7-8:30 p.m. today in the Los Altos Hills Town Council Chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Road

Cancer walk slated Saturday at Shoreline

The inaugural Silicon Valley Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk is scheduled Saturday in Mountain View.

Event-day registration is set to begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk is slated to start at 9 a.m. at Shoreline Park, 2600 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Paul Simon to perform Saturday at LAH fundraiser

From TheLifeYouCanSave.org
Paul Simon is walking away from show business, but not before performing a benefit Saturday in Los Altos Hills.

A private Los Altos Hills residence may be one of the last – and least likely – concert venues for singer-songwriter Paul Simon. He’s scheduled to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at a benefit for a nonprofit organization committed to addressing global poverty.

Simon, who announced recently that he is retiring from the music scene after his last tour, is performing in support of The Life You Can Save, an advocacy and educational outreach agency that works to help poverty-stricken people in developing countries. Among its goals, The Life You Can Save connects potential donors with a host of vetted charities to ensure that money is put to he best use.

Running from tragedy: LAHS senior receives Rotary's Angius Scholarship

Courtesy of Steve Pomeroy
Bailey Thayer and his family founded the nonprofit Have Faith Be Strong.

Los Altos High School graduate Bailey Thayer, who took action after losing his sister and brother to cancer, received the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ 2016 Dude and Barbara Angius Scholarship.

Thayer – a freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying biology and biotechnology – hopes to pursue a career researching pediatric brain cancer.

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