Young Men's Service League launches local chapter

Courtesy of Kelly Chen
Members of the Rancho chapter of the Young Men’s Service League include, front row, from left: James Robinson, Trevor Goodwin, Jake Israni, Cole Baker, Jason Shenon and Ryan Song. Middle: Kyle Ettinger, Joseph Chen, Shane Mujica and Jason Halden. Back: Kristin Baker, Terri Ettinger, Sunny Song, Denise Robinson, Pam Mujica, Nicole Goodwin, Mary Israni, Elizabeth Halden, Amanda Shenon and Kelly Chen.

The Young Men’s Service League, a nonprofit organization that promotes community service, is set to launch its local Rancho chapter with an inaugural class of 47 eighth- and ninth-graders and their mothers.

Mothers and their sons from Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino and other surrounding cities will embark on a four-year program of philanthropy, life-skills education and leadership development.


STYLE event supports PAMF cancer program

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is scheduled to host the annual STYLE event, a fashion show, sale and benefit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at its Mountain View Center, 701 E. El Camino Real.

Limited-edition apparel, jewelry and accessories from 50 designers will be available for purchase at the STYLE event, which raises funds for the PAMF Women’s Cancer Survivorship program. Participating designers donate 30 percent of their sales to the cause.


Zimbabwe Run and Fair brings out best in art and athleticism

Courtesy of Ellen Clark
Kela Mavhera sets a new course record for the Girls Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Mile with a run of 5:45. She and her family drove up from Southern California to support the cause. Kela’s parents were born and raised in Zimbabwe.

Town Crier Report

The Sustainable Living Foundation’s 16th annual Zimbabwe Run and Fair was a rousing success, according to foundation president Ellen Clark, a Los Altos resident.


Los Altos residents offered a 'Wildcat Adventure'

Wildcat specialists Rob and Barbara Dicely have scheduled a Wildcat Adventure presentation 2 p.m. April 19 in the Hillview Community Center Multipurpose Room, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.


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Lawn Be Gone Bike Tour, 9:30 a.m., meeting at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos. Cyclists on the two-hour ride will see yards without lawns and learn from homeowners. Information: greentownlosaltos.org.


Community Briefs

Photographer showcases China shots at library

Photographer David Couzens is scheduled to present his photographs of China 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Couzens is the author of “Images of Southwest China” (Blurb, 2014), a compilation of his photos capturing terraced rice fields, ethnic minority villages, the Li River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Stone Forest, colorful performances by Yao and Dong musicians and dancers, and Asia’s largest waterfall. The book explores the diverse peoples and landscapes of the unspoiled provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan.


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