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LAH showcases plein-air artist John Burton

John Burton
Courtesy of John Burton

An exhibition of artist John Burton’s work, “A Testimony of Beauty,” is scheduled Friday through March 31 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Balanced Mountain View revamps website

The Campaign for a Balanced Mountain View recently revised and updated its website and has launched a Facebook page.

Balanced Mountain View
Courtesy of Balanced Mountain View

The group’s mission is to encourage Mountain View residents to engage in the civic process.

'Al the Barber': Downtown Los Altos legend dies at 90

Longtime Los Altos resident Alfred “Al the Barber” Galedrige, a fixture in downtown Los Altos for more than 60 years, died peacefully Sept. 8, surrounded by his family. Mr. Galedrige was 90.


Mr. Galedrige was born in Honolulu in 1926 to Peter and Rachel Galedrige. After witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years old. As a first class gunner’s mate on the LCI-466 gunboat, he dodged the assaults on Guam and Iwo Jima (“the day that I will never forget,” he said). He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for exceptional valor and several other medals.

Rotary Club of Los Altos volunteers support villagers in remote Yucatan

Courtesy of David Smith/Rotary Club of Los Altos
Two volunteers with the Rotary Club of Los Altos recently visited Mayan children on the Yucatan Peninsula, part of an ongoing partnership with the nongovernmental organization Proyecto Itzaes to provide education and basic necessities.

Many Los Altos families vacation in Cancun, but few have seen the poor Mayan villages along the Yucatan Peninsula. The Rotary Club of Los Altos set about to change that.

Members of the local Rotary Club have done more than visit the Yucatan area – they’ve pitched in to deliver books, computers, school supplies, LEGOs and smokeless cooking stoves to boost the quality of life in Mayan villages. Partnering with the nongovernmental organization Proyecto Itzaes, Rotarians have inspired a thirst for education among the Mayans and created a sense of community that didn’t previously exist in the remote villages.

Election 2016: Questions for Los Altos council candidates

A forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Six candidates are running for three seats in the Nov. 8 election. In advance of the forum, organizers have prepared questions for the candidates. Following is the first in a series of questions, with candidates answering one question in each issue of the Town Crier leading up to the election.

Los Altos Community Foundation offers grants and scholarships

The Los Altos Community Foundation’s E3 Youth Philanthropy program, run by local teens, gave $10,000 to youth-focused nonprofit groups.

Los Altos Community Foundation recently awarded 234 grants and 220 scholarships totaling $1.4 million, more than $840,000 of which supported students and nonprofit organizations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

The foundation’s Community Grants program operates in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard and Heising-Simons foundations.

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