Historical Commission seeks award nominees


The Los Altos Historical Commission has opened nominations for its annual Historic Preservation Award, which recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or projects that exemplify the spirit of preservation.

Eviction protections extended in Mtn. View

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A pedestrian and young cyclist pass through Civic Center Plaza beside Mountain View City Hall.

The city of Mountain View has extended its local urgency ordinance suspending evictions for nonpayment of rent for residential tenants.The May 29 city council action extends the eviction protections through Aug. 31.

The action also extends the payback period, which is now 180 days instead of 120 days from the expiration of the urgency ordinance. It extends to mobile home lot renters and can be mediated and enforced locally. 

To get started, tenants must notify landlords of their inability to pay rent within seven days after rent is due and provide proof of hardship from COVID-19 related impacts within 14 days after rent is due. Impacts include decrease in household income caused by layoffs or reduction in work hours. 

For more information, visit mountainview.gov/evictionrelief.

Town Crier Art Project: Take a 2-minute brain break, pencil in hand

Town Crier Art ProjectA challenge for readers of all ages: Taking inspiration from illustrator Carson Ellis’s Quarantine Art Club, draw a portrait in this frame of someone important to you right now.

Saturday's Kiwanis Pet Parade to be a virtual affair

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Costumed pets have been a feature of past Pet Parades, including this one in 2019.

The downtown Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade is a beloved tradition that for 72 years has charmed local residents. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, forcing organizers to cancel the annual event.

“We all were looking forward to putting it on and were heartbroken to have to cancel it due to the shelter-in-place order,” said Kiwanis Club member Saroj Pathak.

Rotary Club supports woman's efforts to help children during pandemic


When schools shut down two months ago due to the pandemic, Evelyne Keomian said her first concern was how that would impact local kids.

Community Briefs: Hidden Villa contest, pandemic stories sought

Stanford radio station seeks pandemic stories

Stanford University’s radio station, 90.1FM KZSU, seeks local participants for The Quarantine Chronicle, a virtual video-journalism project documenting people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To share experiences, send a video narrative to the station’s “Modern Education” radio show or request to be interviewed. Submissions will be included in the documentary or shared via KZSU’s social media and podcast platforms.

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