Save the Date – Week of Sept. 18

Sept. 27

Los Altos Village Association’s Beer Stroll, 6-9 p.m. on Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. Tickets are $40. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Sept. 28

“Food Worth Celebrating,” 4-7 p.m. at Hidden Villa farm and wilderness preserve, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Information: hiddenvilla.org.

CSA's 'Hometown Heroes' support efforts to combat homelessness in Bay Area

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Tom Myers, second from right, honors Community Services Agency’s “Hometown Heroes” award winners – from left, Curtis Church, Shion O’Connor, Mary Prochnow and Mallory Burke.

In recent years, the Bay Area housing crisis has become a top public policy issue at both the state and local level. However, it isn’t just on the minds of politicians and government officials – nonprofit groups are seeing the crisis firsthand.

At Community Services Agency’s annual “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast Sept. 12, the group’s staff told the assembled crowd about the challenges and changes CSA is dealing with in the local community, including a spike in homelessness.

AAUW kick-off meeting set for Monday at library

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women’s first meeting of its 2019-2020 membership year is slated 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 29) at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Keynote speaker Andrea Freund is slated to discuss achieving equity for women in the home, the school and the workplace. A doctoral candidate in organizational behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Freund studies how beliefs about employment affect women’s negotiations in all aspects of their lives.

Hidden Villa hosts 'Food Worth Celebrating' event

Hidden Villa is scheduled to host its second “Food Worth Celebrating” event 4-7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the environmental farm and wilderness preserve, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

Organizers said the event will honor the people and processes “contributing to a more resilient, just and thriving regional food system.”

Corvette Spectacular returns to downtown Los Altos


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Organizers of this year’s Corvette Spectacular plan to display 165 cars along Main Street in downtown Los Altos.

Santa Clara Corvettes’ 43rd annual Corvette Spectacular is scheduled 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 on Main Street in Los Altos.

Billed as one of the largest all-Corvette car shows in Northern California, the event will feature approximately 165 Corvettes and is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.

Rediscovering Thomas Foon Chew: The legacy of Bay Side Cannery owner


n Chapman Research on the life of Thomas Foon Chew, owner of Bay Side Cannery in Alviso and Mayfield, led to the discovery that he canned fruits and vegetables under seven different brand names.

One interesting thing about writing history’s stories is that even after a book is published, the research continues. Publishing has deadlines; learning never ends.


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