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City sponsors Summer Concert Series

The city of Los Altos’ free Summer Concert Series is under way.

Performances are scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at either Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave., or Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave. The lineup includes:


July 4th celebrations set for Saturday Church's long-running pancake breakfast canceled

Town Crier File Photo
“Glorious Fourth” picnic participants take turns trying to knock Police Chief Tuck Younis off his seat in the dunk booth at last year’s event in Shoup Park.

Residents seeking a local celebration to attend on the Fourth of July have several to choose from Saturday, though not as many as in past years. Three long-running celebrations continue this year, while two others have been canceled.

Still going

• The annual Los Altos Hills Fourth of July Parade is scheduled 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Paradegoers will march on Fremont Road, from town hall to Gardner Bullis School, where they will enjoy refreshments and watermelon. Participants are asked to refrain from bringing fossil-fueled vehicles or horses.


Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'

Courtesy of Charles Alley
Charles Alley’s filmmaking company may be based in Mountain View, but he knows all about “The Streets of San Francisco.” He’s rebooting the 1970s TV classic.

When people look for the next hit TV show, they often assume that it will come from Hollywood. But a local filmmaker believes that there’s more than enough stories and talent in the Bay Area to make his proposed series a success.

In the past month, Charles Alley and the team at his Mountain View-based production company have moved into the preproduction phase of their latest project – a reboot of the classic 1970s detective series “The Streets of San Francisco.” They plan to cast and shoot the show in the Bay Area.


Local bands take advantage of First Friday

Sharon Storms/Special to the Town Crier
Members of MARS fill downtown Los Altos First Friday evenings with the songs of Santana and other classic rock bands.

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

The monthly events, sponsored by the downtown advocacy group Los Altos Forward, feature extended hours for restaurants and retailers, special deals, refreshments, games and live entertainment.


Library district's summer programs aim to inspire youth to read

Santa Clara County libraries, including the main and Woodland branches in Los Altos, have issued a “Summer Challenge” with the aim to inspire teens to read.

The “Summer Challenge” program, which runs through Aug. 15, encourages participants to read and discover their inner heroes. Other programs for youth ages 13-18 include tech workshops, henna art and graphic novel workshops.


Schola Cantorum gathers voices for 'Summer Sings' series

As summer rolls around and choral groups take a hiatus until the fall, Schola Cantorum steps in to fill the void.

Over six Monday evenings beginning July 13, Schola’s “Summer Sings” program provides an opportunity for members from more than 200 local choirs to join together to sing choral masterpieces.


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