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Third Street Green returns to showcase the downtown scene

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Visitors enjoy the Third Street Green in this scene from August 2014. This year’s Green opens Aug. 4.

Los Altos is rolling out the green again.

After a two-year absence, the Third Street Green is scheduled Aug. 4-28 in downtown Los Altos. A slew of free events are planned at the pop-up park.

Costume Bank sponsors summer sale

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Proceeds from the Costume Bank’s annual summer sale support projects and services that benefit the community.

The Costume Bank in downtown Los Altos is scheduled to kick off its third annual summer sale Aug. 10.

The nonprofit organization, run by Assistance League of Los Altos, will sell old costumes and new accessories to raise funds for its philanthropic programs.

Mtn. View offers second Technology Showcase

The city of Mountain View has scheduled its second Technology Showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St.

With extended hours, more companies participating and a variety of food trucks, this year’s event will highlight local technology companies with a presence in Mountain View. The showcase will include product demonstrations and opportunities for business-to-business partnerships and connections with like-minded entrepreneurs. Representatives of tech-based companies and organizations will be located at the Civic Center Plaza, inside city hall and on portions of Mercy Street.

Mtn. View arts center celebrates 25 years with free performances

The city of Mountain View is scheduled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St.

The 25th Anniversary Festival will include free musical theater, comedy, modern dance, ballet and big-band jazz performances as well as screenings of film shorts. Food trucks and commemorative swag will be available.

Community Briefs

Firefighters support National Night Out

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Clara County Fire Department have scheduled an open house to highlight National Night Out 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the El Monte Fire Station, 12355 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

National Night Out is designed to build strong community partnerships that promote safe neighborhoods.

Local teen self-publishes comic book: 'Magic Pencil, et al' is a hit with readers

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Jonathan Ebel, who is high-functioning autistic, has self-published his comic book “The Magic Pencil, et al.” Ebel, pictured with his mother Anne, above, looks over his binder full of original drawings for his self-published comic book.

Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Ebel is a prolific artist. If there’s nothing to do, the high-functioning autistic Los Altos resident can draw all afternoon. In fact, he uses up a ream of paper every two or three days.

It’s little wonder, then, that Ebel and his mother have self-published his comic book, “The Magic Pencil, et al.”

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