County librarian retires after 25 years of service


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Nancy Howe, executive director of the Santa Clara County Library District and county librarian, is set to retire March 27 after 25 years of service.

Howe leaves the library district with numerous service awards and the Library Journal recently ranking it as the No. 7 library system in the country with expenditures of over $30 million.

E3 Youth Philanthropy welcomes new members

E3 Youth Philanthropy, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications through March 30 from students entering 10th or 11th grade in the fall.

E3 aims to educate, engage and empower local youth to create positive change in their communities. Students who live in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills or Mountain View and/or attend school in one of the cities are eligible to apply.

New organizers resurrect Zim Run


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Ellen, center, and Bill Clark, right, thank Zim Run supporters during a Feb. 15 dinner.

Last year, not long after the 20th Run for Zimbabwe Orphans & Fair had taken place, founders Bill and Ellen Clark of Los Altos figured the event had run its course and it was time to retire.

The Clarks are holding true to that intention. But the Zim Run, as it’s called, refuses to die.

Second dog park, off-leash input meetings scheduled Saturday

Los Altos’ quest for public input on fenced-in dog parks and off-leash hours continues Saturday when city staff and the Parks and Recreation Commission host two workshops.

The workshops are scheduled 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon in the Grant Park multipurpose room, 1575 Holt Ave.

Pets In Need staffers help'bait' dog find new home

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John Marullo poses with his new dog, Baby, adopted through Pets In Need.

Approximately two dozen people inquired about adopting Baby, but John Marullo’s application brought Pets In Need staffers to tears. In it, the San Francisco resident describes losing Una, his longtime canine companion, to cancer a year ago.

“I feel like the best job I’ve ever had was getting to be a human for a dog,” wrote Marullo, a member of Facebook’s Learning & Development team. “I take this job very seriously. Una was my pride and joy.”

Free tax preparation provided

The Los Altos Senior Program has scheduled a free tax-return preparation service Monday mornings through April 13.

The Tax-Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program, and Los Altos has hosted a Tax-Aide site since 1997.


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