Food drive nets 115 bags for Boys & Girls Clubs

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Christopher Dodd’s recent food drive generated more than 115 bags of food for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.

As COVID-19 continues to affect families across the country, many young people are stepping up to help their communities by tutoring online, donating to charities and – in fourth-grader Christopher Dodd’s case – organizing a food drive.

Local resident collects trash while hiking at Rancho San Antonio

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Joanie Blefari does her part to keep Rancho San Antonio preserve clean.

When Rancho San Antonio regular Joanie Blefari noticed an increase in trash at the county park since the COVID-19 epidemic began, she took action.
The retired nurse started picking up litter on her hikes at the park, which borders Los Altos and Cupertino. Since April, Blefari has brought along a Grip’n Grab Reach Tool – a stick with a pincher to help her grab items – to collect the trash.

Virtual forum to consider array of issues with Los Altos City Council candidates

A virtual forum spotlighting the seven candidates running for three open seats on the Los Altos City Council in the Nov. 3 election is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30 on Zoom.

Los Altos council candidates address affordable housing

A virtual forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30. 

History Museum tribute fundraiser honors major longtime contributor

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Former Los Altos mayors, from left, Marge Bruno  and Jane Reed participate in a recent event.

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 funds raised will support the Changing Exhibits Program that Reed spearheaded for 15 years.

CSA’s Hometown Heroes reimagined as online event

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


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