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LA Library supporters planning centennial celebration this fall


The first library opened in 1914 in the Copeland building at First and Main streets.

Virtually since the beginning of Los Altos, there’s been a library.

The village was in its infancy when the first library opened in 1914. C.E. Minor, a land agent, offered to open and run a library in his office in the Copeland building at First and Main streets for $5 a month. The initial collection comprised approximately 50 books.

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Volunteer from Holland returns to Hidden Villa


Laurie Aubuchon/Special to the Town Crier
Marjoleine de Waal, pictured with a four-legged Hidden Villa friend, said she finds volunteering at the Los Altos Hills farm and preserve “so rewarding.”

Marjoleine de Waal, a volunteer farm tour guide for two years at Hidden Villa, teaches schoolchildren about the 1,600-acre nonprofit organic farm and preserve in Los Altos Hills.

“It’s not every day you can show children where wool comes from,” said de Waal, 53, born and raised in Holland. “It’s so rewarding that (the children) enjoy themselves.”

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Corvettes group to host show in downtown LA


Courtesy of Santa Clara Corvettes
Have a look under the hoods of classic Corvettes at the special downtown Los Altos event scheduled Sept. 21.

Santa Clara Corvettes has scheduled its 38th annual Corvette Spectacular Car Show Sept. 21 on Main Street in downtown Los Altos.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., judging at 11 a.m. and awards at approximately 3:30 p.m.

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Rotary conference boosts financial knowledge in high school juniors


Jerry Tomanek/ Special to the Town Crier
Arley Marley organizes the Rotary Club’s Enterprise Leadership Conference to encourage creativity, resourcefulness and drive among local high school students.

For three decades, high school juniors participating in the Rotary Club’s Enterprise Leadership Conference have built virtual companies.

Launched, supported and funded by Rotary Clubs in San Jose, Los Gatos and Oakland, the annual three-day conference emphasizes teamwork, confidence building and friendship.

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Lively Foundation sponsors International Dance Festival


Courtesy of Leslie Friedman
Leanne Rinelli will teach Salsa at this year’s International Dance Festival – Silicon Valley.

The Lively Foundation’s International Dance Festival – Silicon Valley has scheduled its third season of dance workshops, master classes and performances Monday through Aug. 17 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The foundation launched the festival to offer the public opportunities to see professional dancers perform a variety of dance styles, participate in classes taught by professionals and gain better understanding and appreciation of dance. Intermediate- to advanced-level dancers can study technique and learn repertory with teaching artists and perform the works with the professionals in the Festival Concert.

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Rotary honors Casey and AIDS Project at annual event


Courtesy of John Hammerschmidt
Rich Casey accepts the Guy Shoup Clock Award for Los Altos Rotarian of the Year.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently honored Los Altos Hills resident Rich Casey as Rotarian of the Year.

Outgoing Rotary President Jack Kelly selected Casey, president of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project, from among the club’s 171 members for making the greatest contribution to the club over the past year. As Rotarian of the Year, the club’s highest honor, Casey received the Guy Shoup Clock Award.

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