Community briefs: Museum honors Jane Reed

Museum honors Reed with tribute fund

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a fundraiser in honor of Jane Reed, a key museum supporter and former Los Altos mayor, for her decades-long commitment to helping preserve the Los Altos story.

All proceeds will support the Changing Exhibits Program that Reed spearheaded for 15 years.

Reed joined the museum’s auxiliary and supported museum activities while serving on the city council in the 1980s. But it was a phone call from Nan Geschke that sparked Reed’s true involvement, beginning with the invitation to join a committee planning a permanent exhibition for the 8,000-square-foot museum that opened in 2001.

Reed served on the board of directors for two terms, including one as president, and supported the hiring of museum directors and staff.

To donate in Reed’s honor and for more information, visit Geschke will match all donations up to $5,000. A video tribute, “Parade of Memories,” will be available to view on the museum’s website beginning Oct. 1. Local residents are encouraged to submit photos of Reed for the video montage through the above webpage.

Arts Los Altos sponsors ‘Floral Therapy’ project

Arts Los Altos’ latest project is a “Floral Therapy” mural on the side of the Town Crier building on Main Street.

Nora Bruhn, a San Francisco mural artist, is painting three cascading peonies on the building, a project set to conclude Sunday. Her concept focuses on the beauty of the flowers’ form, color and texture.

Liz and Paul Nyberg, owners of the building, granted permission for the mural and support the design.

The nonprofit Arts Los Altos is committed to bringing public art to downtown Los Altos, with private funding on private commercial property.
For more information, visit

Hometown Heroes slated as online event

Community Services Agency’s annual Hometown Heroes fundraiser is scheduled 5 p.m. Oct. 1, this year as a virtual event.

This year’s honorees include community leader Tom Smith, Foothills Congregational Church and the communities of Mountain View and Los Altos for helping the hundreds of individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit

LWV schedules
election forums

The League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View area has scheduled a series of candidate forums and pro-and-con analyses of ballot initiatives leading up to the Nov. 3 general election.

Following is a partial calendar for the webinars, highlighting the candidate forums.

• Foothill-De Anza Community College District: 4-5 p.m. Sunday

• El Camino Healthcare District: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday

• Mountain View City Council: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21

• Mountain View Whisman School District: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 23

• Los Altos City Council: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1

• Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 6

• Los Altos Hills City Council: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 8

• Santa Clara County Office of Education District 1: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 11

The League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View is a nonprofit organization committed to providing voters with unbiased information they can use to make informed choices. The LWV is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

To register for a webinar and for more information, visit and click the relevant link.

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