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Mayors mix triumphs, troubles in 'State of Cities'


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Roy and Maureen Jones accept a congratulatory proclamation from state Assemblyman Rich Gordon after receiving this year’s Walter and Marie Singer Award at the “State of the Cities” event.

While the mayors of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills shared primarily positive updates about their respective communities during Friday’s “State of the Cities” event, they were also frank about the challenges ahead.

The annual luncheon, sponsored by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, also honored Roy and Maureen Jones of All Horizons Travel as recipients of this year’s Walter and Marie Singer Award. Honorees reflect the values of the late couple, who were prominent in both the business and volunteer communities.

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Los Altos libraries aim to make summer reading fun for children


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San Francisco Giants fans Will and Jack Park of Los Altos take to the books at the Los Altos main library.

To help cure the ominous “summer slide” pandemic, the Los Altos libraries have scheduled the Children’s Summer Reading Club. The Santa Clara County Library District’s summer reading program, “A Summer of Science,” continues through Aug. 31.

Various events that serve both as education and fun for children of all ages are scheduled at the Los Altos main library at 13 S. San Antonio Road and the Woodland Branch at 1975 Grant Road. The club is free, and participants will have opportunities to win prizes. Programs include visits from the Children’s Discovery Museum and magician Brian Scott.

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Los Altos Rotary Club doubles scholarships for local students


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The Rotary Club of Los Altos recognized outstanding local students, including Egan Junior High student Sydney Taylor, shown here with Principal Brenda Dyckman.

Rotary Club of Los Altos Scholarship Chairman Lew Fraser reported that the club nearly doubled the number of college scholarships awarded this year.

Proceeds from the preceding year’s Fine Art in the Park show fund the scholarships. The high level of support at last year’s fundraiser enabled the club this year to offer scholarships to 15 high school seniors, who will benefit from the $22,000 raised at Fine Art in the Park and from private donations in the memory of Charles Cowan, Mary Marley and former Rotary Club of Los Altos President Billy Russell.

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'What Is SMA?' debuts on KMVT


Linda Shively, host of “AAUW Connections,” left, moderates a panel of experts in the fight against spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Participants include, from left, Dick and Pat Wolff, financial director and chair of the regional Walk-n-Roll SMA fundraiser, and Shriya Shah and son Sohum.

Marge Shively of Los Altos and her daughter Linda continue to raise awareness about spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic killer of children under 2. They are now publicizing their cause via the medium of public access television.

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Community Briefs

Los Altos main library introduces 3-D printing

The Los Altos main library has scheduled a session on 3-D printing for the home hobbyist 7 p.m. June 24 in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The program, conducted by industrial artist and designer Ellie Lawson, will include an overview of 3-D printing options suitable for anyone.

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Celebrity Forum announces speakers for 2014-2015 series


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The 47th Annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May 2015, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

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