Retired US Navy Reserve Capt. John Mascali will discuss the history of Moffett Field at a Sept. 15 History Happy Hour at Campbell’s Ainsley House. Attendees can learn about the Naval Air Station commissioned in the early 1930s that brought the dirigible Macon, pictured—the first aircraft carrier—to the West Coast.
History of Moffett Field
Retired US Navy Reserve Capt. John Mascali will discuss the history of Moffett Field at a Sept. 15 History Happy Hour at Campbell’s Ainsley House. Mascali is a member of the Moffett Field Historical Society.
In 1933, the United States government established a Naval Air Station in what is now part of Sunnyvale and Mountain View. The site was later renamed NAS Moffett Field. The original mission of the Naval Air Station was to serve as a station for the dirigible, U.S.S. Macon.
The talk will be held inside the Carriage House, next to the historic Ainsley House, at 51 N. Central Ave. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for light appetizers and beverages. The presentation will be from 6-7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 at https://www.campbellmuseums.com/shop.
Climate change grants
Santa Clara County is awarding up to $80,000 in funding to support community-based climate change mitigation and adaptation activities focused on extreme heat and poor air quality. The funding will help communities that suffer disproportionately because of poorer air quality and extreme heat.
Nonprofit organizations can apply for individual grants of up to $8,000, but only one application per organization is allowed. Applicants must be currently based in or primarily serve residents of Santa Clara County.
Proposed projects must focus on serving at least one of the following vulnerable populations in Santa Clara County: young children, pregnant people, older adults, low-income people and families, outdoor workers, unsheltered individuals, people with disabilities, many communities of color and individuals with existing chronic health conditions.
Applications are open now and due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. For a full list of criteria and to submit applications, visit https://publichealth.sccgov.org/health-information/climate-and-health.
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