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Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition


Courtesy of the Cha family
Spencer Cha plays piano at a Santa Clara University recital. The sixth-grader also enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and skiing.

Spencer Cha has come a long way since he first sat down at the piano at age 2.

“I remember using smiley-face stickers with colors on the keys,” he said.

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New artists, experiences highlight this year's Fine Art in the Park


Courtesy of Shawn Harris
“Keepers of the Candles,” a photography-based work by Shawn Harris, is among the new artwork slated for display and sale at this year’s Fine Art in the Park event.

Lincoln Park in Los Altos will be chock-full of activity May 14 and 15 as more than 170 juried artists participate in the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park event.

The 41st annual open-air art show will offer new experiences, according to organizers. Coordinators Royce Cablayan and Carol Dabb have sought out new artists to exhibit their work.

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SVGives fundraiser slated for Tuesday

Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 24-hour online fundraising campaign, Silicon Valley Gives, is scheduled Tuesday.

An estimated 600 local charities have registered to participate in the annual event. More than $2 million in matching grants and prizes will be available to participating nonprofit organizations.

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Local youth takes Eagle Scout project to Nepal to aid those in need


Nico Suppiah of Los Altos plans to help 350 children in a Nepalese village damaged by last year’s earthquake.

When Boy Scout Nico Suppiah of Los Altos was looking for an Eagle Project last December, he remembered the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal earlier that year.

“During Christmas with my mom’s family in Malaysia, my aunt introduced me to her friend who runs a nonprofit in Nepal, Mr. Chet Bhatia,” said Nico, a member of Los Altos-based Troop 75. “We talked a few times on the phone, and after many emails, I decided this (was) the right project for me.”

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Long-standing decorative arts club not limited to glass: Los Altos group seeks new members

Did you know that the Glass and Decorative Arts Club of Los Altos has been around for approximately 50 years? Did you even know that there’s a Glass and Decorative Arts Club of Los Altos?

You can be forgiven if you answered no to both. The long-standing club, dedicated to all kinds of collections, has operated quietly for years, making it one of the best-kept secrets in town.

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Simitian explains government's bad rap to Rotarians


John Hammerschmidt/ Rotary Club of Los Altos
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos April 7.

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian explained to the Rotary Club of Los Altos April 7 why he believes that the public views government as “us versus them” rather than serving the public’s needs.

Throughout his many years serving in public office, including 12 years in the state Legislature in Sacramento, the Democrat has spent time chatting with constituents of all political persuasions to learn about their frustrations. He routinely conducts Sidewalk Office Hours at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market.

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