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Foothill EMS program receives recognition

Foothill College’s Emergency Medical Services program received a proclamation at the Feb. 12 Palo Alto City Council meeting in honor of its contributions to the city’s medical services.

Foothill Board of Trustees President Bruce Swensen accepted the proclamation from Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss.

The EMS program prepares students to become ambulance attendants, firefighters, lifeguards, nurses, park rangers, search and rescue team members or ski patrollers.

The program offers an Associate in Science degree for paramedics and also includes a nine-month course of study in emergency medical technology, which trains students to work for a fire department or an emergency room.

Living Classroom hosts seminar on plants

The Living Classroom, a K-8 educational program that offers hands-on lessons in school gardens, has scheduled a presentation on native plants 10-11:30 a.m. Monday at the iLearn Studio at the Los Altos School District Offices, 201 Covington Road.

Living Classroom founder Vicki Moore will discuss research from the recent California Native Plant Society conference that has major implications on gardening and landscaping. Attendees will learn how to create their own native habitat garden.

For more information, email Caroline Chan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kiwanis Kids collect used eyeglasses

Loyola School’s K-Kids Club has launched its annual Share Old Spectacles drive.

The K-Kids, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, collects used eyeglasses and donates them to Direct Relief International, which identifies the prescriptions, repairs the glasses and distributes them to those in need.

Eyeglasses in good condition may be dropped off at the following Los Altos locations.

• Town Crier, 138 Main St.

• Heritage Bank of Commerce, 419 S. San Antonio Road

• Main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road

• Cafe Vitale, 987 Fremont Ave.

• Green Bakery, 692 Fremont Ave., Rancho Shopping Center.

• Loyola School Office, 770 Berry Ave.

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