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Deadline approaches for community volunteer award nominations

The Joint Volunteer Service Awards Committee is accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers for the 34th annual awards through Oct. 31.

The cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills have joined forces on the awards since 1983 to honor individuals and groups who have volunteered their time to serve in the communities. Nearly 400 individuals and groups have received awards since the recognition’s inception.

White House pastry chef serves up sweet tales at Morning Forum of LA

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Executive chef Roland Mesnier addresses a Morning Forum of Los Altos audience Oct. 4.

Chef Roland Mesnier discussed “All the Presidents’ Pastries” for a Morning Forum of Los Altos audience Oct. 4 while wearing his chef whites.

Mesnier spent 26 years (1979-2004) as executive pastry chef at the White House. In his memoir “All the Presidents’ Pastries,” he reveals that though he made desserts for hundreds of state dinners throughout five administrations, he never served the same dessert twice.

Community Briefs

Presentation centers on EU & Brexit

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter and the Los Altos Library have scheduled the presentation “The European Union and the Impact of the U.K. Exit (Brexit)” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Christophe Crombez, senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Europe Center and professor at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium, will discuss the impact of the referendum that calls for the U.K. to withdraw from the European Union, the U.K.’s trade policies with the international community and its willingness to cooperate on issues like immigration.

Sculptor, photographer combine creative forces for 'Ancient Echoes'

Henriette Ponte, left, and Bill Scull, right, is currently on display at Gallery 9.


Sculptor Henriette Ponte and photographer Bill Scull display their work in the joint exhibition “Ancient Echoes,” scheduled to run through Oct. 30 at Gallery 9.

'Spooky Times' ahead at Deer Hollow Farm

Deer Hollow Farm’s "Spooky Times"deerhollowfarm event-fundraiser is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) at the farm, located on Rancho San Antonio Regional Open Space Preserve.

Paul Simon sings for 'Life' at Hills home

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Paul Simon, second from left in blue hat, is mobbed by admirers following his Los Altos Hills performance. The pop music legend signed autographs and posed for selfies with guests.

He started with the sound of silence and ended with more “lie-la-lies” than anyone but Paul Simon is entitled to.

“Just taking in this view for a second,” Simon said, pausing to absorb the panorama from Julie and Carlo Panaccione’s Los Altos Hills backyard. “Just like Manhattan.”

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