Mountain View Voice

News - March 19, 2010

Community Briefs

League hosts 'Elected Officials' forum

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is holding its annual "Meet Your Elected Officials" event this Sunday, Mar. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Garden House in Los Altos' Shoup Park.

Invited officials include council members from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Members of the Santa Clara Office of Education also are invited, along with elected board members from several school districts: Mountain View Whisman, Mountain View-Los Altos, Cupertino Union, Fremont Union and Los Altos.

Event organizers also invited state senators and Assembly members as well as board members from the county Board of Supervisors, El Camino Hospital District, Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District and Santa Clara Water District.

All members of the community are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Shoup Park is located at 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

— Ellen Huet

Fashion show benefits hearing impaired

Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos will host its annual Spring fashion show on Saturday, March 20 to benefit services related to the deaf and hearing impaired.

The fashion show will feature designs from local retailers including Mountain View's Boutique 4 and Cambric Ltd., Yum Yum Tree and Shunzi in Los Altos. Speakers will include professional hearing dog trainer Martha Hoffman as well as Linda Austin, a puppy raiser who uses a hearing dog herself.

Proceeds fund Quota International's high school scholarship program, meant for college-bound students who are hearing impaired or deaf, or for students who are planning to pursue a career that assists the hearing impaired or deaf.

Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos was founded in 1948 to support community programs. Saturday's event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Michael's at Shoreline, 2690 Shoreline Blvd. Tickets are $40. RSVP to Robby Jorgensen at (650) 964-4360.

— Kelsey Mesher

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