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Linden Tree concert series scheduled through Aug. 13

The Linden Tree Books Summer 2014 Concert Series is underway in downtown Los Altos. Performances are slated 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13 at Linden Tree, 265 State St.

Event manager Dee Ellman said the concert series is a way to connect with the community. Although admission is free, Ellman encourages attendees to donate a book to benefit Reading Partners, a local literacy organization that matches one-on-one tutors with students who have fallen behind in reading.

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Community Briefs

BAT training scheduled

A Block Action Team (BAT) training session is scheduled 6-9 p.m. July 29 in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The mission of BAT, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is to help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to respond in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, band together to prevent crime, assist seniors and organize social events.

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Landscape designer discusses drought

Landscape designer Deva Luna is scheduled to discuss “Your Lawn Is Dead, Now What?” 7 p.m. today 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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