Rotary Club of Los Altos awards student scholarships

The Rotary Club of Los Altos awarded scholarships to 17 local high school seniors May 21.

Proceeds from the club’s annual Fine Art in the Park show underwrite the annual scholarships. With three private donations supporting the Billy Russell, Charles Cowan and Kenneth W. Gjerseth scholarships, the total disbursed this year reached an all-time high of $26,100.


E3 Youth Philanthropy program awards grants to local nonprofits

E-Cubed (E3) Youth Philanthropy, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, recently awarded $10,000 in grants to seven local nonprofit organizations whose projects address education, human rights and economic justice.

E3 – which aims to educate, engage and empower – awarded grants to STEMist Doll; Kick, Lead, & Dream Soccer; My New Red Shoes; Math Unboxed; Cops and Gobblers; Spice Ain’t Nice; and the Adolescent Counseling Services Outlet Program.


Watercolors highlight exhibitions

courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Nancy Calhoun’s “Baynac to the Top,” is on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Gallery 9

Artist Carol Hake’s still-life paintings are on display at Gallery 9 through June 27.

Former Los Altos resident Kathy Sharpe follows with an exhibition of new work, “Color and Complexity,” scheduled June 30 through Aug. 1 at the gallery. A reception for Sharpe is slated 5-8 p.m. July 9. Sharpe’s paintings feature impressionistic florals and gardens.


Community Conversation centers on long-term planning: Charlie Eadie to relay how turnaround in Santa Cruz could apply to Los Altos


The Los Altos Community Coalition has scheduled a Community Conversation – “How and Why Los Altos Can Plan for the Future” – 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Community planner Charlie Eadie, project manager for the Santa Cruz Downtown Recovery Plan following the Loma Prieta earthquake, will lead the discussion.


Foothill College veterans receive scholarships through Rotary Club of Los Altos

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently awarded scholarships to student veterans at the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center.

The club awarded $3,000 scholarships to U.S. Marines veterans Kyle and Jessica Vader Molen. The married couple, who plan to continue their studies at UC Davis, attended the Rotary Club meeting Thursday to offer their thanks for the support.


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.


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