Nominations open for Los Altos Historic Preservation award

The Los Altos Historical Commission has opened nominations for its annual Los Altos Historic Preservation award.

The award honors local residents who encourage public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the city’s past, and foster civic and neighborhood pride and sense of identity based on the recognition and use of the city’s historic resources.


Organizers hope revamped, shortened Relay For Life will rekindle participation

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Organizers plan several major changes for this year’s Los Altos Relay For Life, a departure from last year’s activities, above.

The annual Los Altos Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society started with a bang in 2004, with hundreds participating and hundreds of thousands of dollars raised.

But the 24-hour event lost steam after a few years as participants and organizers grew weary of the massive effort and time commitment required. Organizers realized that major changes were needed to keep the event afloat.


Rotary Club installs barbecue at Shoup Park to honor local veterans

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Rotary Club of Los Altos members celebrate the completion of their project constructing and installing a barbecue at Patriot’s Corner in Shoup Park. Volunteers included, from left, Steve Shepherd, John Bogart, Steve Pomeroy, Pat Farrell, Kathy Berry, Jack Kelly, Donna Verna, Paul Schutz, George Stafford and John Hammerschmidt. Not pictured: Sam Harding, Frank Elmer, Cynthia Luedtke, John McBirney, Chuck Lindauer, Gary Brown and Jack Heidmiller.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently built and installed a barbecue at Patriot’s Corner in Shoup Park, honoring local veterans and serving residents.

Rotarians Paul Schutz and licensed contractor John Hammerschmidt hatched the project in 2013 during the Rotary presidency of Jack Kelly. After nearly three years of consulting, permitting, purchasing and constructing, the barbecue is ready for use.


'Diverse' local actress thinks time is right for ascent to stardom

Courtesy of Arun Singh
Anu Singh is destined to become a “mega star,” according to an industry professional. The actress recently launched a YouTube channel featuring comedy skits and fashion tips.

Anu Singh exudes charm and a penchant for comedy in a video titled “Seven Types of Women Every Man Will Love.” It’s one of several on her own YouTube channel that showcase the performing talents of the young actress and model.

“Your guy will love it – who wouldn’t want to be told all the time that they’re doing things wrong?” she says of the No. 2 type – “the woman who thinks she can change him.”


CHAC board announces resignation of top executive


The Community Health Awareness Council Board of Directors announced Friday that Executive Director Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto resigned. Board Chairwoman Sandy Bergan said Nakano-Matsumoto tendered her resignation at the March 23 board meeting.

Because it is a personnel matter, Bergan declined to offer details on reasons behind the resignation. Development Director Paul Schutz has been named interim executive director.


Beauty in nature: Los Altos artists open studios to public in early May

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Stephanie Maclean is one of several Los Altos artists slated to participate in this year’s Silicon Valley Open Studios event. Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View artists are scheduled to display their work in May.

The meadows of southern France and the rolling hills of Scotland find their way into the paintings of Los Altos artists Carol Mead and Stephanie Maclean, slated to participate in this year’s Silicon Valley Open Studios event, scheduled over three weekends in May.

Unspoiled nature has inspired both painters, either from their travels or their childhoods.


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