Rotary Club of Los Altos names Young at Art contest winners

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has selected 15 winning entries in its 2016 High School Young at Art Contest.

The top two works from artists in each of the six participating local high schools in the area were voted as first or second place from the five entries from each school. The Rotary Club’s seven-member jury selected the winners. First-place winners receive a $150 stipend toward college expenses and second-place winners receive $100.


LA Historical Commission announces essay winners

The Los Altos Historical Commission recently selected winners of the 32nd annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest.

Students in grades 3-6 were eligible to participate in the contest, which required them to write about “Traditions and Stories That Celebrate Your Ancestry.”


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.


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.


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.


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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