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San Juan dancers attend national convention


Courtesy of Jordan Micek
Dancers from the San Juan School of Dance are all smiles as they pose with the trophies they won at the recent American Dance Awards National Convention in Boston.

Nearly two dozen girls from the San Juan School of Dance attended the American Dance Awards National Convention in Boston July 1-7, competing against dancers from across the United States, Canada, South Africa and Ecuador.

Among the San Juan dancers were three reigning solo titleholders from the California regional event: Nicole Carey, Young Dancer of the Year; Sarah Martinez, Junior Dancer of the Year; and Jolena Ma, Dancer of the Year. The girls competed for the national title in their respective groups.

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Foothills Congregational: 100 years and counting – Los Altos church celebrates a century of worship


Los Altos church in 1914, left, featured a bell tower and an arched front window. Photo Courtesy of Carolyn Barnes

Foothills Congregational Church – the oldest church building in Los Altos – is scheduled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its sanctuary 3-5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at 461 Orange Ave.

The contents of a metal-box time capsule, sealed upon the sanctuary’s consecration Aug. 23, 1914, will be on display at the event. The celebration will include food, music and displays about the church’s current programs and the community groups that use its facilities.

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Horse show this Sunday in Los Altos Hills

The Los Altos Hills Horseman’s Association will be hosting a summer schooling show this coming 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (July 27) at the Los Altos Hills Town Arena on Purissima Road.  Equestrians and spectators are welcome. Activities include jumping, games on horseback, and pleasure and trail classes. For more information, visit http://www.lahha.org/.

Pet of Week: Kitten Bonanza


Ziggy, Female

Miramonte Veterinary Hospital has 7 kittens on its hands, all looking for new local homes.

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Workshop explores energy rebates

The County of Santa Clara Office of Sustainability has scheduled a homeowner workshop for Los Altos residents July 22. The workshop is intended to inform homeowners of an opportunity to receive rebates for making energy saving improvements to their home. Homeowners can be eligible for incentives up to $4,500. For more information, click here.

Workshop to address downtown safety for bikes, pedestrians

Passerelle Investment Co. in Los Altos is hosting a July 29 public feedback workshop on a "Safe Routes to Downtown" study it is conducting to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety across Foothill Expressway via Main Street and Edith Avenue.

The workshop is scheduled 6-8 p.m. at 242 State St. in downtown Los Altos. For more information, visit saferoutestodowntown.com.

The purpose of the public workshop is to review proposed changes to Edith/Foothill and Main/Foothill, and collect community feedback for inclusion into the final report

Passerelle and Nelson Nygaard traffic engineering consultants will lead the workshop, and the study has full collaboration and support from the city and Santa Clara County.

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