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Go "Figure" at new Gallery 9 exhibition


courtesy of Robin Chapman
An exhibition of civic center orchard paintings, left, opens Tuesday at the library.

Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos features the group show “The Figure” through Saturday. The exhibition includes artwork inspired by human, plant and animal forms.

The gallery’s next exhibition, “Flowers,” is scheduled to open Tuesday and run through July 26. It showcases the color photography of Charles Halleck, who has documented the Bay Area for 25 years.

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Rotary honors Foothill president for partnership, work with vets


Charles Lindauer/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos Rotary Past President John Sylvester, left, and current President Jack Kelly, right, present Foothill College President Judy Miner with the Paul Harris Award, the club’s highest honor.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos surprised Foothill College President Judy Miner last week, presenting her with the Paul Harris Award, the club’s highest honor.

“Dr. Miner has been supportive in all our efforts at Foothill College,” said Jack Kelly, current president of the club. “This is a great partnership and it is getting greater. Dr. Miner, we truly appreciate all your efforts partnering with Los Altos Rotary. It’s been wonderful, thank you.”

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Rotary announces nonprofit recipients of spring grants

The Rotary Club of Los Altos awarded 13 local nonprofit organizations with community grants funded by proceeds from the 2013 Rotary Fine Art in the Park show.

Rotarians disbursed $17,450 in grants from the Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund, in amounts ranging from $300 to $4,000.

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Emergency response trainees graduate from Los Altos PREPARE


Courtesy of Tom Freed
Community Emergency Response Team trainers from the Santa Clara County Fire Department led graduates of Los Altos PREPARE’s course through 18 hours of training.

Los Altos PREPARE’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently put its students through final field exercises after 18 hours of training.

With help from George Hurst of the Santa Clara County Fire Department, CERT volunteers Leroy Wilkinson and Marsha Hovey, and Los Altos PREPARE staff members, Los Altos CERT graduates received a FEMA CERT Course diploma at their graduation ceremony May 31.

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Community Briefs

Los Altos hosts emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled free Personal Emergency Preparedness courses 6-9 p.m. July 14 at Hillview Community Center, Room 16, 97 Hillview Ave.; and Aug. 19 at Grant Park, Room 2, 1575 Holt Ave.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel teach the courses, designed to instruct residents how to be self-sufficient in the event of an emergency.

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Design a Bike event rolls into town


Courtesy of Tom Kabat
Tom Kabat cycles into Los Altos 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 for a Design a Bike Workshop at the Los Altos History Museum.

Local bike builder Tom Kabat cycles into Los Altos 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 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, discarded bike parts and perhaps even an old pair of skis. Kabat will address bike design, style, ergonomics, possible materials and necessary tools, and share his collection of wooden bikes, scooters and other wheeled machines.

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