Spooky Stories 2020: More tales to thrill and chill from our readers

Welcome once again to the Town Crier’s annual Spooky Stories Contest. Following are reader-submitted tales.

Community briefs: Spooktaculars, virtual Arts & Wine Festival

Rancho merchants host ‘Spooktacular’

Rancho Shopping Center merchants have scheduled their own Halloween “Spooktacular,” while the annual downtown Los Altos event of the same name has been canceled.

Day Worker Center marks 24th anniversary with online event

The Day Worker Center of Mountain View has scheduled a virtual 24th anniversary celebration 6-7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 24), broadcasting live from Red Rock Coffee.

Campaign installation finds comfort in absurdity

Courtesy of Elizabeth Bennett
The latest election signs to sprout in downtown Los Altos provide a cockeyed look at down ballot races.

Los Altos resident Nancy Wolfe spotted election lawn signs last week that demanded a double-take. Taken individually, they pair the rhetoric of the moment with flights of visual and literary fancy.

Oak takes top spot among trees

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Courtesy of Janis Andrews
Janis Andrews’ oak measures 34 feet.

The Town Crier and GreenTown Los Altos tallied 40 entries in their Big Tree event, with 15 oaks, 20 evergreens and five wild cards drawing letters of tribute from their human hosts.

Los Altos residents featured in new ‘Why I Vote’ PSA

With the November election nearing, many people are launching initiatives to remind citizens of the importance of voting.
They include area residents Kari Nevil-Brown and Sally Wood Williams, who recently produced a public service announcement for the national nonprofit When We All Vote.


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