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SPARC focuses on China’s economy

The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled broadcaster Nan Su to discuss “The Secrets Behind China’s Business Model” 6 p.m. today at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills. Su’s presentation is designed to offer Silicon Valley residents inside information on the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economic model.

Su is best known for his work as a broadcaster for SOH International Chinese Radio and the NTD International TV Network. An activist for human rights in China, he served as coordinator of the Human Rights Torch Relay in 2008.


Costume Bank extends hours for Halloween season

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The Costume Bank in Los Altos offers a wide array of outfits for Halloween.

The Costume Bank has extended its hours for the Halloween season. Seasonal hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 1.

The store carries thousands of costumes for rent, including historical, western, pirates, military, vampires, witches, ghosts, movie characters and more.


Los Altos native dances on national tour with legendary Twyla Tharp


Even as a 3-year-old, Reed Tankersley showed that he had something special.

“I had the privilege of being his first dance teacher,” said Jackie Madden Haugh, who taught at Dance Attack! in Los Altos. “Besides being a fun-loving, adorable little boy, it was evident to me this child was blessed with innate talent. At one point in the year, I pulled his mom aside and told her, ‘If he keeps showing interest in dance, don’t let him quit. This child was born for the stage.’”


Pathways hospice schedules annual 'One From the Heart' fundraising breakfast Oct. 29


Pathways Home Health & Hospice has scheduled its 25th annual “One From the Heart” Awards Breakfast fundraiser 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

The annual event, which raises funds for health care services and honors leaders in health care and philanthropy, attracts nearly 650 supporters and has generated more than $5 million since its inception.


McConnell brings 'OneBeat' back


Los Altos resident Angela McConnell is bringing an international music diplomacy project to the Bay Area in the form of “OneBeat.” The project is in its second year at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, where McConnell serves as executive director.


County appoints Los Altan to fairgrounds board


The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Sept. 29 appointed Los Altos resident Michelle Reichert to the board of the County Fairgrounds Management Corp.

The County Fairgrounds Management Corp. is a nonprofit public benefit corporation created in 1994 to provide cultural, educational and recreational events for Santa Clara County residents. The corporation is responsible for planning, fundraising, production and management for the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.


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