Local dancer hits her mark Callahan earns role in first national tour of Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' musical

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Los Altos native Mary Callahan, front right, plays one of the “Bullet Babes” in the national tour of “Bullets Over Broadway.” Callahan is a 2009 graduate of St. Francis High School.


Growing up in Los Altos, Mary Callahan loved to dance. At age 4, she began taking classes at the San Juan School of Dance and later joined its dance team.


LA's 'Al the Barber' celebrates 90th birthday

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Al Galedrige, who retired in 2014 after 66 years as a barber in Los Altos, celebrated his 90th birthday Jan. 23.

Retired Los Altos barber Al Galedrige celebrated his 90th birthday Jan. 23 surrounded by family and friends at a local restaurant.

Galedrige opened Al’s Barber Shop near the corner of Main and First streets in Los Altos in 1948, four years before Los Altos was incorporated. Known as “Al the Barber,” his popular business remained a fixture in Los Altos for 66 years until his retirement in April 2014.


Chamber of Commerce honors members at dinner

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Scott O’Brien, outgoing Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman, poses with award winners Ardy Bazarian, manager of the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop.

Last week’s Los Altos Chamber of Commerce 2015 Awards Dinner drew a sold-out crowd to Chef Chu’s restaurant.

Honorees included the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Community Legacy Award), Abby Ahrens/Enchanté Boutique Hotel (Architectural Design & Enhancement), Beepi (New Member of the Year), Sherie Dodsworth/Los Altos PREPARE (Pride of the Community Award), Dennis Duffy (Ambassador of the Year Award), Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Chair’s Special Recognition) and Young, Craig & Co. LLP (Chamber Member of the Year).


El Camino Youth Symphony's annual Lunar New Year concert set for Saturday at Flint Center

The El Camino Youth Symphony presents its fifth annual Lunar New Year Celebration Concert this weekend. The performance is scheduled 4 p.m. Saturday in Flint Center at De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.

The concert will begin with a lion dance and feature the ECYS Senior Symphony and Sinfonietta orchestras, along with special guest Gwhyneth Chen, an internationally recognized competition winner and in-demand piano soloist.


Museum imports 900 pounds of crab for annual fundraiser

The Los Altos History Museum’s annual Crab Feed has grown in 29 years from a small, casual affair of mostly members to a large fund- raiser open to the public.

“It’s still fun, still casual,” said Ed Taft, president of the museum’s board of directors. “It’s just bigger and better.”


Tonight's lecture at Foothill College explores life beyond solar system

As part of the 16th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, Tori Hoehler of NASA Ames is scheduled to discuss the science of searching for life beyond the solar system and to explore how to seek evidence of inhabited worlds in the future.‬

The lecture is scheduled 7 p.m. today at the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.


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