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Rengstorff House vintage car show

The Rengstorff House at Shoreline Park will hold a free vintage car show on Sunday, June 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with members of the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club, the Santa Clara Valley Horseless Carriage Club, and the El Camino As.

Participants from the Model T Ford club and Horseless Carriage club will be in the parking lot of the Rengstorff House to exhibit their members' cars. They will be joined by members of the El Camino As, although no Model A Ford cars will be present at the event.  

The event is in conjunction with the Rengstorff House's exhibit on transportation, "From Horse and Buggy to the Model T: Turn of the Century, Then and Now." The exhibit includes black and white photos of transportation in Mountain View from the mid- to late-1800s, color photos of current vintage car owners with their vehicles, and photos of current vehicles. Most black and white photos are donated to the exhibit courtesy of the Mountain View History Center and the Mountain View Historical Association. Photos of current vintage car owners were provided by members of the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and the Santa Clara Valley Horseless Carriage Club.

Free tours of the transportation exhibit are held on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rengstorff House, located at 3070 North Shoreline Boulevard. The exhibit will continue until July 25. Since the opening of the exhibit on May 20, the Rengstorff House has received almost 450 visitors.

More information is at, or by calling (650) 903-6392.

—Emily Efland

Hospital district election

A seat on the El Camino Hospital District Board will be up for grabs in the November election.

Both seats vacated by Uwe Kladde — on the El Camino Hospital and El Camino Hospital District boards — will remain empty until November when voters will select a candidate to fill the empty district board seat and subsequently the hospital board seat.

Members of the district board have decided to leave the seat open until the fall, when Kladde's term would have expired. As the hospital and district have done in the past, El Camino spokeswoman Chris Ernst said, whoever is elected to the district board will automatically take a seat on the hospital corporation board.

Two more seats are up for election in the fall: those of Wesley Alles and board chair John Zoglin.

Those interested in running for a seat on the board have about one month to file their declaration of candidacy forms with the Santa Clara County registrar of voters. The filing period runs from July 16 to Aug. 10. More information can be found online at the registrar's website,

Kladde first left his seat on the hospital corporation board in January before leaving his position on the district board in May. With each departure, the former board member said he wished to spend more time with his family.

—Nick Veronin


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