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LAHS student's volunteerism earns Congressional Award Gold Medal

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Terence Lee, center, wearing his Congressional Award Gold Medal, is flanked by Congressional Award Chairman Paxton K. Baker, left, and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu.

With Silicon Valley hailed as the technology capital of the world, it would seem just about everyone here owns a computer. It’s a necessity for most – required to type up a resume, send an email to a co-worker or conduct online research for an essay.

For some people, however, a computer is a luxury they cannot afford.

Pat Figueroa: Former MV mayor inspired others through service

Mrs. Figueroa

Pat Figueroa, who served on the Mountain View City Council for 18 years, died June 24. Mrs. Figueroa was 73.

From the moment she stepped up in 1979 to fill an open council seat, Mrs. Figueroa demonstrated her love for the city of Mountain View in everything she did. She was an inspiration to colleagues and members of the community in serving nearly 18 years as a councilwoman (1979-1988, 1990-1999), including two stints as mayor (1982, 1995).

Nature inspires work of artists exhibiting at Los Altos galleries

"Forest Jewel” by Nicole Jakaby is among the works on display in July at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery has scheduled “Hemispheres,” an exhibition of watercolor work by artist Veronica Gross, through July 30 at the gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

Transparent watercolors are Gross’ primary medium, according to the artist. She prefers the inspirational immediacy of plein-air painting. She is most inspired, she said, when engaged in outdoor activities such as traveling, backpacking, hiking and skiing. Gross captures all of these themes in “Hemispheres.”

From Pinewood to Spain, Cilker sings just about everywhere

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Pinewood School alum Margo Cilker has moved on from Los Altos to a successful career in music. Cilker regularly tours throughout the United States and Europe.

For Pinewood School graduate Margo Cilker, there was never a clear moment when she decided to become a musician – the idea developed organically through 20 years of absorbing and learning about music.

Villa Siena Auxiliary honored for five decades of service

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Corine Bernard, left, executive director of Villa Siena, presents the auxiliary’s 50-year anniversary plaque to Sue Marrion, new auxiliary president.

The Villa Siena Auxiliary celebrated 50 years of service to the assisted-living retirement residence in Mountain View. Members commemorated the milestone during a June 14 luncheon at Michaels at Shoreline restaurant.

Westwind 4-H pays tribute to founder Couperus

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Nancy Couperus, left, receives flowers of thanks from Westwind 4-H volunteers.

The Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped program honored founder Nancy Couperus with a party and trail ride June 9 at Westwind Community Barn in Los Altos Hills.

Riders, volunteers and past volunteers surprised Couperus by recognizing her as “Outstanding Volunteer Since 1978.” The group showered Couperus, a longtime Los Altos Hills resident, with praise and gifts, including a scrapbook containing photos and letters from riders and volunteers expressing their appreciation for her many years of guiding and supporting Westwind 4-H.

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