Local filmmaker brings 'Batkid' to big screen

Above Photo Courtesy of Dana Nachman
Filmmaker Dana Nachman, above right, oversees production of “Batkid Begins” at AT&T Park with director of photography Naomi Ture. Nachman discussed the film after its premiere at Century Cinema 16 in Mountain View.

Curiosity drove Los Altos documentarian Dana Nachman to explore why billions of people championed one child’s wish to become Batman.

“Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World” chronicles the day in November 2013 that the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco fulfilled 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott’s superhero dream.


'Extraordinary' Los Altos woman to light up the big screen for artists

Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier staff
Ruth Buneman is scheduled to model for three artists Saturday in Los Altos Hills.

The projection screen within the Los Altos Hills Town Hall Council Chambers doesn’t typically broadcast much beyond facts and figures. But come Saturday, that screen should brighten with the infectious smile of Ruth Buneman.

In conjunction with a Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society juried art exhibition on display at town hall through September, Buneman will model within council chambers for three nationally known artists assembled to paint her figure in their own distinctive styles. The artists participating in the “1 Model – 3 Fabulous Artists – 3 Points of View!” exhibition are Santa Cruz resident Mike Bailey, a Bay Area instructor and past president of the National Watercolor Society; Santa Rosa resident Christopher Schink, founder of “The Palette” art magazine; and Foster City resident Myrna Wacknov, a figurative and portrait painter lauded for her watercolor, acrylic and collage work.


LAVA hosts movie nights in August

Town Crier File Photo
Outdoor movie-goers get ready to watch a showing of “The Wizard of Oz” at a downtown Los Altos movie night event from last year.

The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival may be over, but another downtown tradition comes to Main Street in August.

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled free outdoor Friday Movie Nights 8:30 p.m. on Main Street at the Third Street intersection.


Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups. To add an event, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Through Sept. 24

Los Altos Farmers’ Market, 4-8 p.m. Thursdays on State Street between Second and Fourth streets. Information:


Lively dance festival returns to Mtn. View


The Lively Foundation has scheduled its fourth annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley Aug. 9-16 at the Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St.


Here comes Obon

Participants at last year’s annual Obon Festival and Bazaar stroll the grounds of the Mountain View Buddhist Temple dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos. This year’s event is scheduled 4-10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the temple, 575 N. Shoreline Blvd. The event will feature food, entertainment, games, exhibits, Taiko, a flower shop and children’s crafts. A Bon Odori dance is slated 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 964-9426 or visit


Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos