Community Briefs

SPARC hosts picnic at Morgan Manor

The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled its annual picnic 4-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Morgan Manor, 12335 Stonebrook Drive, Los Altos Hills.

State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-16th District) is slated to deliver the keynote address. Before her election to the state legislature in 2014, Baker worked as an attorney and served as legislative assistant to the late GOP Congressman Sonny Bono.


How technology is used to hurt women: Confronting Domestic Violence

This is the first in a six-part series on domestic violence and technological abuse. Names, professions, histories and other personal identifying information have been changed to create a composite character to protect confidentiality.


Fundraiser supports ovarian cancer research

The fifth annual Toasting to Teal event, a fundraiser for ovarian cancer research, is scheduled 5 p.m. Saturday at Nature Gallery, 296 State St., Los Altos.

The event will feature live music, appetizers and drinks, a pop-up spa and a silent and live auction.


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Sept. 11

“Hometown Heroes,” the Community Services Agency’s annual recognition breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m. at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Information:


Community Briefs

Final summer concert scheduled Thursday

The Shanks will perform the final concert in the city of Los Altos’ Summer Concert Series 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave.

Admission is free. Lawn seating is limited, so organizers recommend that concertgoers arrive early.


It's showtime: LAVA's Friday Movie Nights return next week

Town Crier file photo
Downtown Friday Movie Nights are popular with kids.

The street is closed and the sun is setting as families and friends get their popcorn and blankets ready – it’s outdoor movie night in Los Altos.

The summer tradition returns next week, with movies scheduled Fridays Aug. 7-28 on Main Street at the Third Street intersection.


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