Skating coach shares secrets of Olympic champ's success with Rotarians

Photo by Steve Pomeroy
Los Altos Rotary President Kendra Gjerseth and Rotarian David Smith flank ice-skating coach and manager Linda Leaver, a Los Altos Hills resident who discussed her decades-long career in the sport.

Linda Leaver, internationally renowned ice-skating coach and agent for skaters, discussed her experiences managing ice-skating legend Brian Boitano during a June 11 appearance at a Rotary Club of Los Altos meeting.

In guiding Boitano’s career, Leaver became the first female to coach a male skater. Local athlete Boitano won the gold medal in men’s figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Rotary Club member Lina Broydo, who witnessed Boitano’s Olympic win, discovered that she and Leaver are Los Altos Hills neighbors.


MV Kiwanis Club gives scholarships to local grads

The Kiwanis Club of Mountain View awarded Harry Sforzini Scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools and Girl and Boy Scouts.

Following are this year’s recipients.


July 4th celebrations set for Saturday Church's long-running pancake breakfast canceled

Town Crier File Photo
“Glorious Fourth” picnic participants take turns trying to knock Police Chief Tuck Younis off his seat in the dunk booth at last year’s event in Shoup Park.

Residents seeking a local celebration to attend on the Fourth of July have several to choose from Saturday, though not as many as in past years. Three long-running celebrations continue this year, while two others have been canceled.

Still going

• The annual Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade is scheduled 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Paradegoers will march on Fremont Road, from town hall to Gardner Bullis School, where they will enjoy refreshments and watermelon. Participants are asked to refrain from bringing fossil-fueled vehicles or horses.


Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'

Courtesy of Charles Alley
Charles Alley’s filmmaking company may be based in Mountain View, but he knows all about “The Streets of San Francisco.” He’s rebooting the 1970s TV classic.

When people look for the next hit TV show, they often assume that it will come from Hollywood. But a local filmmaker believes that there’s more than enough stories and talent in the Bay Area to make his proposed series a success.

In the past month, Charles Alley and the team at his Mountain View-based production company have moved into the preproduction phase of their latest project – a reboot of the classic 1970s detective series “The Streets of San Francisco.” They plan to cast and shoot the show in the Bay Area.


Library district's summer programs aim to inspire youth to read

Santa Clara County libraries, including the main and Woodland branches in Los Altos, have issued a “Summer Challenge” with the aim to inspire teens to read.

The “Summer Challenge” program, which runs through Aug. 15, encourages participants to read and discover their inner heroes. Other programs for youth ages 13-18 include tech workshops, henna art and graphic novel workshops.


Photo exhibition opens at Foothill; downtown galleries blossom: Local Arts Roundup

Courtesy of Gallery 9
Artist Kathy Sharpe’s colorful paintings are on display at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos through Aug. 1. A reception for Sharpe is scheduled July 9 at the gallery.

Foothill College presents “Viewpoint: The Foothill College Photographic Portfolio Exhibition” through Aug. 15 at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E St., Hayward.

The exhibition features the work of students seeking their associate degrees or certificates in photography at Foothill under the direction of Kate Jordahl, professor of photography.


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