Bank collecting necessities to help Sunday Friends families

Heritage Bank of Commerce in Los Altos is collecting basic necessities for low-income families in San Jose. The nonprofit Sunday Friends – a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient – will distribute the items to those in need.

The bank is soliciting donations of items like diapers and wipes, toiletries, household cleaners and laundry detergent.


Community Briefs

Library hosts travelogue on ‘Five Peaks of China’

Seasoned traveler Ed Chang is scheduled to present an illustrated travelogue, “The Five Peaks of China,” 7 p.m. June 30 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Chang’s presentation is part of the library’s “Travel Tuesdays” series.


Fun on the lawn: City's Summer Concert Series launches with Peninsula Symphony performance

Courtesy of Peninsula Symphony
Members of the all-volunteer Peninsula Symphony perform at a past summer concert in Los Altos with conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein at the helm.

Peninsula Symphony is scheduled to kick off the city of Los Altos’ Summer Concert Series 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.

Peninsula Symphony’s performance – with the theme “Cities of the World Tour” – will feature popular classics that represent a world-famous city. Selections will include Johann Strauss’ “Tales from the Vienna Woods,” Modest Mussorgsky’s “The Great Gate of Kiev” from “Pictures at an Exhibition” and John Kander’s medley from the musical “Chicago” and his “Theme from New York, New York.”


Libraries challenge residents to discover their inner heroes

The Los Altos main and Woodland Branch libraries challenge residents to discover their inner heroes as part of their 2015 Summer Challenge. Created around the theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” the program invites children, teens and adults to become their own favorite hero.

This year’s program invites readers to complete tasks in a quest to explore library resources, enjoy enriching and creative experiences and try new activities.


Los Altos Relay For Life takes another lap to fight cancer

Relay For Life of Los Altos is slated to return to Egan Junior High School 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The event, the American Cancer Society’s signature fund- raiser, is designed to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and caregivers, remember those who have died from the disease and fight back with actions that encourage people to stay healthy.


Volunteers buoy success of Discovery Shop; 50th anniversary celebration set for Friday

Courtesy of Diane Brauch
Gary and Diane Brauch of Los Altos showcase their 1965 Cobra classic car. The car will be on display Friday in front of the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop at 243 Main St. as part of the festivities recognizing 50 years of Discovery Shop operations.


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