Run for Zimbabwe Orphans & Fair, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. Information: zimbabweparaguay.net.
State Sen. Jerry Hill named Los Altos resident Emily “Emy” Thurber, who has devoted more than 50 years to public service and women’s leadership, the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 13th Senate District.
The California Legislative Women’s Caucus honored Thurber March 4 at the State Capitol in Sacramento at ceremonies celebrating the Women of Year selected by legislative representatives throughout the state.
The Los Altos Senior Program offers a complimentary tax-return preparation service Monday mornings through April 15.
Trained, IRS-certified volunteers meet with clients, review their tax forms and records, then prepare and electronically file both federal and California tax returns.
The Los Altos Amateur Radio Emergency Service (LAARES) participated in a Santa Clara County-wide drill using amateur radio emergency communications capabilities Feb. 23.
The amateur radio volunteers, also known as “hams,” communicated with the county Emergency Operations Center using voice radio calls and digital communications, akin to sending an email over the internet. As part of the drill, the hams visited various locations in the city of Los Altos to verify the coverage and capabilities of the recently installed radio repeaters funded by the city of Los Altos and the Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund.
The Los Altos History Museum commemorates the contributions of the Garden Club of Los Altos with its upcoming exhibition, “90 Years of Flowers: Celebrating the Garden Club of Los Altos,” scheduled to run through April 28 at the J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.
The Garden Club is responsible for the original Pet Parade (now organized by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club), the Japanese tea garden that once graced Shoup Park and the daffodils along Main and State.
Esther Williams was a long-legged swimming champion, and so beautiful that MGM Studios signed her to a contract without even a screen test. In Hollywood, she became a star, swimming to fame in improbable movies MGM called “aquamusicals.”