First Harvest History Festival held

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Harvest History Festival organizer Mary Kay Marinovich, pictured beside a vintage farm truck, oversaw the inaugural event’s festivities, which included tours of the Immigrant House.

Mountain View celebrated its inaugural Harvest History Festival in Heritage Park Sept. 22.

The event, presented by the city of Mountain View and the Kiwanis Club and organized by Mary Kay Marinovich, featured a range of activities.

CSA honors 'Hometown Heroes,' offers update on fight against poverty

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Community Services Agency Executive Director Tom Myers, right, introduces CSA staff members during the Sept. 20 “Hometown Heroes” event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

Community Services Agency leaders added two more individuals and a group to their stable of “Hometown Heroes” during their 32nd annual breakfast fundraiser Sept. 20 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

CSA, which has helped the area’s underserved for more than 60 years, honored Julia Karr of Google Inc., the Rev. Brian Leong of Lord’s Grace Church in Mountain View and the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild.

Los Altos Art Club membership opens door to wide range of benefits

The Los Altos Art Club seeks to expand its membership by reaching local artists in all media categories.

The club meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Social Hall at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

Red Rock Coffee fosters community through monthly board game night

Courtesy of John Dustman
Local residents play a game of The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire at a recent board game night at Red Rock Coffee in downtown Mountain View.

Once a month, Mountain View’s Red Rock Coffee offers people the opportunity to press pause on their fast-paced Silicon Valley lifestyle, grab a warm beverage and bond over board games.

“It’s easy to feel isolated in cities, so it’s nice to find places where you can be with people and interact,” said Will Derry, who attended Red Rock’s September board game night. “You feel supported, like you’re part of something bigger.”

Guild offers SF Opera previews

The San Francisco Opera Guild, which includes members from Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, has scheduled a series of opera previews on the Peninsula.

Each of the guild’s 90-minute opera previews is offered at five locations around the Bay Area in the week preceding its subject opera’s opening. This season, the Peninsula Chapter of the guild is set to present three opera previews, all scheduled at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St.

LA Women's Caucus announces endorsements

Courtesy of Allyson Johnson
Los Altos and Los Altos Hills city council candidates participate in a Los Altos Women’s Caucus forum Sept. 5. Pictured are, from left, Kavita Tankha, Anita Enander, Neysa Fligor, Nancy Bremeau and Teresa Morris.

Following a candidates’ forum held Sept. 5, the Los Altos Women’s Caucus has endorsed the following candidates running for seats in local elections.

• Neysa Fligor for Los Altos City Council

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