Rotary Club speaker provides overview of autonomous vehicles

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Haveman

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ speaker last week offered a glimpse into a future populated by driverless cars.

Jon Haveman, executive director of the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED), described at the July 9 virtual meeting “heaven” and “hell” scenarios. His nonprofit’s goal is to promote economic policy literacy among voters.

‘Midnight Stomp Series’ features whimsical birds

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Courtesy of Ginny Strock
“Electric Slide” is part of the “Midnight Stomp Series” by Pokey Park. The art is located on First Street.

This is the first in a series of columns written by members of the Los Altos Public Arts Commission. Monthly columns will take readers on a “tour” of art displayed across the city, highlighting one sculpture and including tidbits about both the artist and the work.

Nonprofit seeks volunteers to help homebound residents

Perfect Strangers, a national nonprofit organization that provides delivery services for vulnerable populations, seeks local volunteers to help buy groceries, pick up prescriptions and deliver other supplies to homebound residents.

Artist’s social experiments prove a hit with residents weary of pandemic

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Courtesy of Karen Druker
A downtown Los Altos visitor adds to a list in which people were asked to describe their feelings about the pandemic in one word.

Karen Druker tried a social experiment the weekend of July 11-12, one she said proved more than fairly popular.

Jazz pianist Vuckovich streaming performances live

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Larry Vuckovich

Acclaimed jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich presents a “Live Streaming Solo Piano Journey” 1 p.m. every Saturday afternoon.

Former airline-executive-turned-novelist flying high with two books

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Donald McPhail

In 1984, airline industry executive Donald McPhail left the skies to learn to be a writer in Oregon. The longtime Mountain View resident began a journey that led him to publish two novels, each of which draws on his family’s history and knowledge.


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