Library district appoints county librarian


Weeks

The Santa Clara County Library District, which includes the Los Altos main and Woodland Branch libraries, last month appointed acting county librarian Jennifer Weeks to the job permanently.

Weeks replaces Nancy Howe, who retired at the end of March, and becomes the eighth county librarian in the district’s more than 100-year history.

Guardino stresses unity in SV 'challenge' to rise above pandemic


Guardino

Carl Guardino, the high-profile president and CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, emphasized that working together and staying united are key to rising to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking May 20 at the first Zoom-cast meeting of local Sons In Retirement Branch 35, Guardino described the need to metaphorically ride on top of the wave of the COVID “tsunami” rather than “have that wave come crashing down on our community.” He recalled a late-night call in early March with Cindy Chavez, president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. The priority challenge, they agreed, was meeting anticipated health-care needs.

Shoreline Lake begins partial reopening this week

Boathouse operations at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View were scheduled to restart on a limited basis this week, including watersports-based summer camps for children.

Per the revised June 1 Santa Clara County shelter-in-place order, the easing of restrictions on supervised child care formalized the reopening date, giving housebound kids the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities, parents a compliant and safe child care option and Shoreline Lake the means to get people back to work.

Los Altos police captains offer online crime prevention update

Los Altos police captains Scott McCrossin and Katie Krauss are scheduled to host a crime prevention webinar 7-8:30 p.m. June 18.

The online forum will include an update on crime statistics and information on scams and crime trends. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Garden Club of Los Altos Zooms into the future

As the COVID-19 lockdown stretches on, the 90-year-old Garden Club of Los Altos is reinventing itself, using 21st-century technology to maintain its activities and hoping to attract new members who have taken up gardening during the shelter-in-place.

Instead of monthly social meetings held at Los Altos Lutheran Church, the Garden Club is holding its meetings on Zoom. Nearly 50 members joined in the May 26 Zoom session, which featured Dave Sauter, professor of environmental horticulture and design at Foothill College, discussing the design process of planning a garden. His presentation is available online for Garden Club members, along with other materials from his classes at Foothill.

Police offer online crime prevention update


Los Altos police captains Scott McCrossin and Katie Krauss are scheduled to host a crime prevention webinar 7-8:30 p.m. June 18.
The online forum will include an update on crime statistics and information on scams and crime trends. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
The webinar is sponsored by Block Action Team 105, with funds from its Community & Emergency Preparedness grant from the city of Los Altos. The Block Action Team program is a managed program of Los Altos Community Foundation, in partnership with the city.
Advance registration is required.
To register, click the event listing at losaltosca.gov/prepares. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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