Last updateTue, 21 Feb 2017 4pm

Rotarians learn about Facebook's global connectivity efforts

Nate Mordo, head of brand marketing for the Internet.org by Facebook initiative, discussed his recent visit to Myanmar at the Dec. 8 Rotary Club of Los Altos meeting.

His mission was to learn why more than half the world remains unconnected to the internet.

Course helps residents become 'LEAD'-ers

Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The 2017 LEAD program is scheduled to open with a half-day workshop 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 21, followed by 10 classes slated 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays every other week February through May.

Costume Bank dresses up for the holidays

The Costume Bank rents holiday costumes such as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer, The Grinch and Christmas trees, and sells accessories including hats, wigs and beards.

In addition to its holiday assortment, The Costume Bank has costumes from different eras and for a variety of characters for themed events and parties – Victorian, Roaring ’20s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, pirates, Renaissance, western and more. Volunteers at the shop can help customers assemble costumes for holiday events.

Bike rack competition open for voting

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Los Altos Mayor Jeannie Bruins and two young visitors admire a downtown bike rack designed by a resident. Voting is open for Los Altos’ second bike rack competition through the end of the month.

Voting is open for Los Altos’ second bike rack competition.

The Public Arts Commission received 33 resident-designed entries and encourages people to vote for up to four of their favorites. The entries are on display through December at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Residents may also vote online at losaltosca.gov/publicartscommission/webform/vote-your-favorite-artistic-bike-rack-design.

Holiday time can be hazardous for animals: Pet Pause

Holiday time presents some situations that can be hazardous to your pet’s health. A little planning and taking extra precautions will keep the holidays a happy time for everyone.

Holiday food favorites can be dangerous for dogs. Fats, gravies and poultry skin can lead to gastrointestinal upset or, worse, pancreatitis. This inflammatory condition of the pancreas often requires hospitalized care and can be fatal.

'Unsung heroes' recognized for volunteerism

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
This year’s volunteer honorees include, from left, Ron Labetich, Roddy Sloss, Gunilla Follett, Jim Abraham, Dave Evans, Carol Starbuck, Bruce Martin, Kathy Bridgman, Gary Hedden and Sue Gale.

While scaling the ladder of life, reach down and help someone less fortunate advance a rung or two.

It’s a commencement speech proverb the late television journalist Tim Russert paraphrased in his 2004 speech to Boston College graduates and the lesson Charles Geschke repeated at the Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Friday.

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