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GreenTown cleans up creek


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GreenTown Los Altos volunteers display some of the trash collected from Permanente Creek during a recent cleanup.

 

As part of National Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 16, 30 GreenTown Los Altos volunteers joined with 1,672 others in Santa Clara County to clean local waterways.

Storyteller seeks seniors for production of 'Animal Farm'


 

Los Altos storyteller and dramaturg Enid Davis is recruiting seniors for a dramatic stage reading of George Orwell’s iconic fable “Animal Farm,” adapted for the stage by Ian Wooldridge.

Orwell’s allegory chronicles the breakdown of supposedly rational social structures when a charismatic dictator leads a community into scapegoating and hypocrisy. He wrote the satire as a critique of Stalinism, but its depiction of how political dogma degrades into meaningless propaganda has resonated with readers around the world in the decades since it was first published in 1945.

Longtime CSA associate director retires


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Maureen Wadiak has served Community Services Agency the past 18 years.

After 20 years at Community Services Agency, Associate Director Maureen Wadiak is set to retire in October.

“While we knew this day was coming, we are so sad to lose Maureen,” said CSA Executive Director Tom Myers, who worked alongside Wadiak for the past 18 years. “If anyone deserved a great retirement, it’s Maureen. We wish her the very best on the next leg of her journey.”

Sons in Retirement branches holds monthly meetings

Two Silicon Valley Sons In Retirement branches, 35 and 51, serve the Los Altos area. SIRs is an organization comprising retired men from all professions.

Branch 35 meets 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Rotary Club of Los Altos speaker addresses promising treatment for brain diseases


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Los Altos Rotarian Rich Casey spoke to club members at their Sept. 7 meeting.

Los Altos resident and Rotarian Rich Casey, CEO of Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals Inc., warned members of the Rotary Club of Los Altos Sept. 7 that the U.S. should expect a dramatic increase in neurodegenerative diseases due to its aging population.

According to Casey, given the “incredible” technological developments in cancer treatment, today’s longer lifespan will result in a growing number of elderly patients suffering from reduced brain function at the hands of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Classic-car show rides again at Fall Festival with 1960s theme


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Sam Cambouris’s 1967 Buick Riviera will be on display with other 1960s-era cars at this year’s Fall Festival classic-car show in downtown Los Altos.

That “Fun Fun Fun” T-Bird that daddy took away in the 1960s Beach Boys hit is back on display at the Los Altos Fall Festival classic-car show, scheduled Oct. 7 and 8 in the North Parking Plaza, between First and Second streets.

The Thunderbird is among this year’s collection of approximately 25 cars celebrating the 1960s. Cars will be on display both days of the festival, with the 1960s showcase scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8, including such makes and models as the Buick Riviera, MGB, Austin-Healey, Ford Cobra and Falcon, Pontiac, Jaguar, Corvette, Lancia, Peel Trident, Mustang convertible and Alfa Romeo.


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