Hills hosts Halloween costume contest

The Los Altos Hills Youth Commission is hosting its annual Halloween costume contest for children, adults, families and (tolerant) pets. Wacky, fun and creative costumes are encouraged.

Share photos by visiting losaltoshills.ca.gov/costumecontest.

Commission members will select winners from each division and announce their names the week of Nov. 1. Gift baskets are up for grabs as well as glory via publication in the Town Crier and on social media.

Town Crier seeks Spooky Stories

October is here, which means Halloween is right around the corner. And so is the Town Crier’s annual Spooky Stories contest.

We’re offering storytellers of all ages the opportunity to weave a Halloween-themed story in under 400 words. We are awarding first-, second- and third-place honors to the authors. First-place authors will receive a prize.

Subject matter is wide open. The story doesn’t have to be scary, nor should it be gory or in bad taste.

Send stories by Oct. 20 to Editor Bruce Barton at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, or email bruceb@latc.com. Artwork accompanying the story is welcome but optional.

We will run as many stories as we can in our Oct. 27 Halloween edition. So get writing, spook-sayers!

Liberty Forum features Judge Jeanine Pirro

Judge Jeanine Pirro, a former prosecutor, New York Times best-selling author and Fox News host, is scheduled to speak at a meeting of the Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley 7 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel, 1175 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose.

Pirro’s presentation – titled “Don’t Lie to Me: How the Government Is Trying to Steal Our Freedoms” – will include her outlook on the current crisis created, she believes, by government.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan Liberty Forum was founded more than 20 years ago by residents of Los Altos, Mountain View, Saratoga, San Jose and other cities in Silicon Valley to promote liberty through education.

Seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Those who want to watch online at no charge must visit the website and register.

For tickets, to register for online access and for more information, visit liberty-forum.us.

Fire district sponsors Hills wildfire fair

The Los Altos Hills County Fire District, in collaboration with the town of Los Altos Hills, is scheduled to host its first wildfire preparedness fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The event will include information on evacuating safely, selecting the best disaster insurance coverage, hardening homes and property for wildfire and preparing for power outages.

For more information, visit lahcfd.org.