Sale offers opportunity to 'discover' jewels, fight cancer

DSC 1384Volunteers and staff at the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop in downtown Los Altos urge shoppers to "Be A Gem, Buy A Jewel" during the shop's special sale this Friday (April 17) and Saturday (April 18).

The sale is an opportunity to find Mother's Day, graduation and wedding gifts, while supporting the fight against cancer. Displaying a few of the items are Discovery Shop personnel Barbara Guard, left, and Pat Reilly.

Items on display include the works of top designers like David Yurman, John Hardy, Charriol, Laura Gibson and Slane.

The Discovery Shop is located at 243 Main St. in Los Altos. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (650) 949-0505 or visit

How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps

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Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Sandra, left, and Jamie Kurtzig participate in the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day event last month.

Silicon Valley’s love affair with high-tech innovation starts young – not just with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, but with entrepreneurship.

At the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day last month, the kindergarten through eighth-grade crowd explored a 3D printer and drones, but they also heard about a young life in business from the source when local entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig interviewed her 10-year-old granddaughter, Jamie, about what it means to be a young entrepreneur.


AAUW bridge benefit funds scholarships

Bridge, anyone? American Association of University Women members play cards with girls who attend Tech Trek camp.

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its annual Benefit Bridge Party 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 San Antonio Road.

The event includes both American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge and party bridge, as well as Tripoli for the bridge-impaired. Participants can earn Masters points or play for fun.


Nominations open for Los Altos Historic Preservation award

The Los Altos Historical Commission seeks nominees for its annual Los Altos Historic Preservation award.


Artists' reception slated Sunday at LAH Town Hall

The exhibition “No Limits – Freedom to Create” is on display through Aug. 28 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

A reception for the artists is scheduled 2-5 p.m. Sunday at town hall.


Community Briefs

Sundheim headlines SPARC meeting

George “Duf” Sundheim, former chairman of the California Republican Party and longtime Silicon Valley political activist, is scheduled to discuss “The Road to Victory in 2016: Changing the Political Narrative” at the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) meeting 6:30 p.m. today at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Sundheim has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run for the U.S. Senate seat that opens next year when Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer retires.


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