Community Briefs

Landscape designer discusses drought

Landscape designer Deva Luna is scheduled to discuss “Your Lawn Is Dead, Now What?” 7 p.m. July 9 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Luna will address how to survive the drought and create a water-wise garden via a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas. Her presentation will cover removing a lawn, selecting climate-adapted native plants and qualifying for landscape rebates.


CSMA hosts U.S.-Japan "Friendship" concert

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Los Altos Hills residents Dr. Gary Cleary and Nobuko Saito Cleary, CSMA’s chairwoman of Japanese programs, helped make the “U.S.-Japan Friendship Special Music Concert” possible.

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) has scheduled the “U.S.-Japan Friendship Special Music Concert” July 13 to celebrate the talents of American and Japanese musicians with autism.

The event includes two concert performances – a family concert at 1:30 p.m. and a formal recital at 3:30 p.m. – in Tateuchi Hall on the CSMA campus, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.


Design a Bike event slated Sunday at history museum

Local bike builder Tom Kabat cycles into Los Altos 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for a Design a Bike Workshop at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants can learn how to craft a unique bike using pieces of plywood, scrap metal and discarded bike parts. Participants will use paper silhouettes and Kabat’s low-tech “cardboard-aided design” process to generate a bike design.


Linden Tree kicks off summer concert series

Photos by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Steve Chaney and his “Corny Crow,” above and below, entertain children at Linden Tree Books last week. The event launched the Los Altos bookstore’s Summer 2014 Concert Series.

Steve Chaney and his puppet Cornelius Crow launched the Linden Tree Books Summer 2014 Concert Series last week in downtown Los Altos. The pair performed for approximately 50 children and parents gathered in a reading room at the back of the store.

With the aid of “Corny Crow” and two other puppets, ventriloquist Chaney engaged the audience – primarily comprising 4- to 6-year-olds – with songs, animal noises, juggling and jokes for 30 minutes.


Go "Figure" at new Gallery 9 exhibition

courtesy of Robin Chapman
An exhibition of civic center orchard paintings, left, opens Tuesday at the library.

Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos features the group show “The Figure” through Saturday. The exhibition includes artwork inspired by human, plant and animal forms.

The gallery’s next exhibition, “Flowers,” is scheduled to open Tuesday and run through July 26. It showcases the color photography of Charles Halleck, who has documented the Bay Area for 25 years.


Community Briefs

Los Altos hosts emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled free Personal Emergency Preparedness courses 6-9 p.m. July 14 at Hillview Community Center, Room 16, 97 Hillview Ave.; and Aug. 19 at Grant Park, Room 2, 1575 Holt Ave.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel teach the courses, designed to instruct residents how to be self-sufficient in the event of an emergency.


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