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Town Crier Holiday Fund nonprofits gearing up for SVGives event, May 5


The Town Crier raises money for 20 nonprofit groups through its annual Holiday Fund campaign. However, the organizations are active year-round. Following is an update on the activities of some Holiday Fund recipients. We will feature such updates throughout the year.

Help One Child

The Los Altos-based Help One Child recently hired Valerie Crane at its new director of operations.

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How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps


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Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Sandra, left, and Jamie Kurtzig participate in the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day event last month.

Silicon Valley’s love affair with high-tech innovation starts young – not just with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, but with entrepreneurship.

At the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day last month, the kindergarten through eighth-grade crowd explored a 3D printer and drones, but they also heard about a young life in business from the source when local entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig interviewed her 10-year-old granddaughter, Jamie, about what it means to be a young entrepreneur.

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AAUW bridge benefit funds scholarships


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Bridge, anyone? American Association of University Women members play cards with girls who attend Tech Trek camp.

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its annual Benefit Bridge Party 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 San Antonio Road.

The event includes both American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge and party bridge, as well as Tripoli for the bridge-impaired. Participants can earn Masters points or play for fun.

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Nominations open for Los Altos Historic Preservation award

The Los Altos Historical Commission seeks nominees for its annual Los Altos Historic Preservation award.

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Worldwide 'outpouring of love' brings birthday joy to Los Altos teen with autism


Courtesy of Rachel D’Antonio
Julia D’Antonio of Los Altos displays the birthday cards she received from all over the world.

A week prior to Los Altos resident Julia D’Antonio’s 19th birthday party March 28, she had received no replies from invited friends – a blow to anyone’s self-esteem. To a shy, reclusive teen with autism, however, the lack of response could be potentially devastating.

But thanks to social media and a caring mother, Julia did not celebrate her birthday alone. Far from it.

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Mentor Tutor Connection welcomes new exec director


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Mentor Tutor Connection recently hired Carol Fisher as its first executive director.

Fisher will lead the local nonprofit agency, formerly known as Partners for New Generations, as it implements its mission to help students in Los Altos and Mountain View schools achieve their potential and thrive.

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