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Slideshow: Los Altos Live!

More than 20 acts performed to a soldout crowd April 25 at Los Altos High School's Eagle Theater for the seventh annual "Los Altos Live!" talent show. The show featured an eclectic range of acts, including rock bands, singers, dancers and the Broadway-bound Eddie Shiang. Event proceeds fund scholarships for Camp Diversity, a four-day retreat at which students break down social barriers.

World Affairs guests hear challenges of reporting overseas

A Peninsula Chapter of the World Affairs Council panel recently offered a rare glimpse of what it’s like for journalists to work in foreign countries. Nearly 100 people attended the “Authentic Voices from the International Press” event, held April 1 at the Los Altos Youth Center.

The panel featured three journalists from Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program – Izabela Moi of Brazil, Dickens Olewe of Kenya and Najia Ashar of Pakistan. The panelists described the living conditions and their professional situations in their respective countries and spotlighted the projects they are working on at Stanford to improve media coverage in their homelands.

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Local business owner pedals on Climate Ride


Courtesy of Heather Lussier
Heather Lussier plans to cycle 300 miles along the Northern California coast to raise awareness of climate change.

Heather Lussier, owner of Heather Lussier Photography and Posh Pooch Portraits in Los Altos, is slated to participate in the annual Climate Ride California 2015, a multiday cycling fundraiser that travels 300 miles along the Northern California coast to San Francisco May 17-21.

The ride is designed to raise awareness of sustainability, renewable energy, climate change and bicycle advocacy.

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High-schoolers sought to serve with youth philanthropy group

E-Cubed (E3) Youth Philanthropy, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications from students entering ninth, 10th or 11th grade in the fall.

Students who reside in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills or Mountain View – or who attend school in Los Altos or Mountain View – are eligible to apply.

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Rotary Club announces 'Young at Art' winners


Courtesy of Frank Verlot/ Rotary Club of Los Altos
Isabela Martynenko of Los Altos High took first place in the “Young at Art” contest for “Miki Takaami, Little Wolf,” created in pastel chalk. It also was selected “Best Overall.”

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently selected winners of its 2015 “Young at Art” contest.

The contest invites local high schools to submit students’ artwork. The top two works from each school will be on display in the Lincoln Park gazebo during the Rotary Club’s 40th annual Fine Art in the Park event, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16 and 17.

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ECH receives another $1 million donation for mental health services


Liz Nyberg/Town Crier
Los Altos Hills residents Mary and Doug Scrivner donated $1 million to launch an endowment for El Camino Hospital’s adolescent mental health program.

Los Altos Hills residents Mary and Doug Scrivner donated $1 million to start an endowment for El Camino Hospital’s adolescent mental health program.

The Scrivners are challenging the community to help fully fund the After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education (ASPIRE) initiative.

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