Cupertino community briefs for the week of June 21

Cupertino community briefs for the week of June 21

Hacking protection

Information security consultant Narayan Makaram will explain how to feel safe and secure and make sure your privacy is not compromised while using the internet at a June 25 presentation, set for 10-11 a.m. at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave.

This informal presentation is Hosted by the City of Cupertino’s Technology, Information and Communication Commission. Topics include the most common ways hackers can steal your personal data, why you need to protect your digital persona and how can you improve your cyber hygiene.

Adopt a furry friend

Humane Society Silicon Valley is offering deeply discounted adoptions of adult dogs and cats this summer. Families can take home a furry friend age 6 months or older for just $20; the going rate is normally $175.

The adoption special applies to all three Humane Society adoption locations: Humane Society Silicon Valley Animal Community Center, 901 Ames Ave., Milpitas; Sunnyvale Neighborhood Adoption Center, located in Petco at 160 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale; and West San Jose Neighborhood Adoption Center, also in in Petco at 500 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose.

Prospective adopters can stop by one of these locations or search the listing of adoptable animals at https://www.hssv.org/adopt. If a desired pet is in foster care, the Humane Society will contact the pet’s foster parent to take next steps.

Once you’ve picked a pet, the Humane Society can set up a playdate, and adoption counselors can share their insights about the animal in question. Humane Society staff will also go over the animal’s health and behavior information, like vaccines and training.

Published at Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:36:58 +0000