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Free Peninsula Symphony summer concert scheduled June 25

The all-volunteer Peninsula Symphony is set to kick off the summer season with a free outdoor concert 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The symphony, now in its 65th year, performs the annual concert as part of its Bridges to Music program.

Amateur Radio Field Day slated June 25

Foothills Amateur Radio Society will demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio 11 a.m. June 25 to 11 a.m. June 26.

The society will operate three radio stations during this year’s Amateur Radio Field Day, attempting to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America.

Community Briefs, June 15 2016 edition

Library hosts program on memory

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a presentation on ways to sharpen memory 7-8:30 p.m. July 28 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Ashok Jethanandani’s presentation will explore ayurvedic recommendations of foods, habits and remedies to preserve and sharpen the memory and intellect. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India, offers holistic solutions for the management of diabetes and other metabolic disorders, digestive disorders, respiratory conditions, weight management, arthritis, memory loss and other chronic conditions.

Hills resident recognized at World Monopoly Championship


The Los Altos Hills resident is a competitive Monopoly player. Anik is good at it, too, winning several tournaments in California.

Award-winning young vocalist strives toward higher goals

Audrey Shitamoto showcases her vocal skills during a recent performance, left. The 11-year-old received a National Gold Medal for her singing earlier this year.

At first glance, 11-year-old Audrey Shitamoto seems a lot like other girls her age. She wears her hair in a neat ponytail, and transition glasses shade her eyes as she stands in the sun. The Los Altos resident indulges in Disney Channel shows such as “Descendants,” “Austin & Ally” and “Girl Meets World.”

But Audrey has a mature style of speaking for a fifth-grader – and a singing voice to match. She’s a vocal champion.

LAHS student helps seniors adapt to new technologies through games

Courtesy of Apala Egan
Los Altos High School student Cole Brinsfield has helped seniors master technology over the past six years.

Los Altos High School junior Cole Brinsfield aims to bridge the technology gap for local seniors by exposing them to Wii, a Nintendo console that uses motion control and includes a variety of games for people of all ages.

Brinsfield has volunteered at the Los Altos Senior Program for more than six years. He recalled one senior who could no longer bowl because of the weight of the ball and trouble maintaining her balance. She had enjoyed the game in her youth, so Brinsfield introduced her to the virtual experience of Wii Bowling, allowing her the pleasure of the game.

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