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Local Young Men's Service League chapter commemorates first year of philanthropy

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Members of the Rancho Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League recently marked their first year serving and supporting those in need in the community.

Mothers and sons in the Rancho Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League recently celebrated their first year of philanthropic involvement in the community.

Formed in 2001, the national Young Men’s Service League currently has 64 chapters in 10 states, with more than 3,200 mothers and 3,500 sons. The Rancho Chapter, launched in May 2015, enrolled 98 young men in grades 9 and 10 and their mothers. The group plans to add a new class each year until grades 9-12 are represented. Members come from Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino and the surrounding areas.

Rotary Club of Los Altos partners with Foothill College to serve vets

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The above rendering depicts the veterans plaza proposed for the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. The Rotary Club of Los Altos has raised more than $135,000 for the project.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has taken up the mantle of assisting hundreds of Foothill College student-veterans.

To date, Rotarians have raised more than $300,000 for a variety of programs and services offered through the college’s Veterans Resource Center.

Los Altos resident recalls generosity of Berlin's Cold War Candy Bomber


Los Altos resident and author Gisela Zebroski shared her experiences as a child in Germany during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949 with members of the Rotary Club of Los Altos June 2.

Zebroski discussed how the blockade shifted perceptions and changed attitudes, with Americans beginning to consider the Germans allies and the Russians enemies.

LAHS student's volunteerism earns Congressional Award Gold Medal

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Terence Lee, center, wearing his Congressional Award Gold Medal, is flanked by Congressional Award Chairman Paxton K. Baker, left, and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu.

With Silicon Valley hailed as the technology capital of the world, it would seem just about everyone here owns a computer. It’s a necessity for most – required to type up a resume, send an email to a co-worker or conduct online research for an essay.

For some people, however, a computer is a luxury they cannot afford.

Pat Figueroa: Former MV mayor inspired others through service

Mrs. Figueroa

Pat Figueroa, who served on the Mountain View City Council for 18 years, died June 24. Mrs. Figueroa was 73.

From the moment she stepped up in 1979 to fill an open council seat, Mrs. Figueroa demonstrated her love for the city of Mountain View in everything she did. She was an inspiration to colleagues and members of the community in serving nearly 18 years as a councilwoman (1979-1988, 1990-1999), including two stints as mayor (1982, 1995).

Nature inspires work of artists exhibiting at Los Altos galleries

"Forest Jewel” by Nicole Jakaby is among the works on display in July at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery has scheduled “Hemispheres,” an exhibition of watercolor work by artist Veronica Gross, through July 30 at the gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

Transparent watercolors are Gross’ primary medium, according to the artist. She prefers the inspirational immediacy of plein-air painting. She is most inspired, she said, when engaged in outdoor activities such as traveling, backpacking, hiking and skiing. Gross captures all of these themes in “Hemispheres.”

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