Hills residents share history of town

Local residents can learn about the many ways Los Altos Hills’ southern sector has evolved as members of the town’s History Committee deliver their fall presentation virtually Oct. 24.

“The Tales of Magdalena Road and Ravensbury Avenue” will begin at 2 p.m. and is expected to feature commentary from Donald D. McCauley, Rye and Suzy Smith, Larry Williams, Harry and Karen Emerzian and Jim and Marge Shively.

Topics will include the preservation of open space, Hale Creek and the Dawson subdivision.

The presentation’s Zoom link is bit.ly/3EUFfi1. Use webinar ID 864 3188 9929 and passcode 94022.

Video recordings of past History Committee presentations, including ones about Moody Road and Page Mill Road, are available on the committee’s web page at losaltoshills.ca.gov/161/History.

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!

Mtn. View foundation helps feed families

The Mountain View Public Safety Foundation’s Cops & Gobblers program hosted a back-to-school food bag and Safeway gift card giveaway last month.

The local foundation received a grant from the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Safeway Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors program to help families with children overcome food insecurity.

“This issue increased dramatically in our community during 2020, and it continues to be a significant problem in 2021,” said Amber Wilson, executive director of the Mountain View Public Safety Foundation. “The Cops & Gobblers program is proud to be able to help families with children as they begin the new school year.”

Cops & Gobblers coordinator Bruce Barsi expressed his appreciation for the assistance.

“We are most grateful to Albertsons and Safeway and all their generous customers for helping fight hunger in our community,” he said. “These funds will go a long way to provide healthy nourishment for the children of our community.”

Cops & Gobblers gave more than 200 families a food bag and a $50 Safeway gift card at the Sept. 25 event at the Mountain View Police Department. The event was a contactless drive-thru pickup to adhere to all safety protocols.

For more information on the Mountain View Public Safety Foundation, visit, mvpsf.org.