July 14, 2024
Memorial set for Sept. 10 at Flame of Liberty.

Vets host 9/11 memorial

The Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation will host an event in Los Gatos on Sunday, Sept. 10, to remember the events of 9/11. The memorial and tribute to survivors and victims will take place on the Los Gatos Civic Center Lawn, next to the Flame of Liberty Memorial, from 5 to 6:15 p.m.. The event will highlight Los Gatos High School alumni Mark Bingham and Todd Beamer, who helped thwart hijackers’ plans to to fly into the U.S. Capitol.

The event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and pre-registration online at honoravet.org is encouraged.

Medical emergency training

California wildfires may be unpredictable, but there are ways residents can mitigate the risk to their homes and themselves. The Santa Clara County Fire Department is hosting free fire preparedness classes this fall for people who live or work in South Bay. An upcoming course will focus on how to behave in a medical emergency.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-noon, instructors will go over how to identify medical emergencies and how to interact with emergency personnel like EMS and police dispatchers. The course will be held online. The department will hold the online class again on Oct. 19 and in person in Saratoga on Nov. 14. For more information and to register, visit  https://tinyurl.com/SCCFD-Medical-Class.

Plant-based diet myths

The Los Gatos Library is hosting another talk in its ongoing series about healthy, eco-friendly diets in partnership with the nonprofit Plant-Based Advocates. On Sept. 18, 5- 6 p.m., local advocate Jan Liband will give a presentation on common myths about plant-based diets, and how residents can comfortably make the switch from meat and dairy.

The free talk will take place  in the Tech Lab of the Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave.