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.


Community Briefs


Hollister mayor to speak at next SPARC meeting

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez of Hollister is slated to discuss “Changing California – One City at a Time” at the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) meeting June 17 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

A wine reception and cash bar are scheduled at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Velazquez’ presentation at 7 p.m.


Children's author visits Linden Tree for book hunt

Chambliss Bertman

Children’s author and Mountain View native Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is scheduled to visit Linden Tree Books in Los Altos 6-8 p.m. Friday for a book signing of her debut novel.

Set in San Francisco, “Book Scavenger” (Henry Holt, 2015) is a middle-grade adventure in which two 12-year-old friends hunt for books while they themselves are being hunted, using puzzle-solving skills to solve a mystery. As they race against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of the game. The book is recommended for ages 8-12.


Local bands play for fans, and First Friday visitors

Courtesy of Sharon Storms
The local band 37th Parallel jams at a recent First Friday gig in downtown Los Altos.

The June First Friday event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

The monthly event, sponsored by the downtown advocacy group Los Altos Forward, features crafts, face painting and games for kids, a scavenger hunt (see story at left) and dog adoptions at Pet’s Delight on State Street.


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