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.


LAH resident's 'Chaos Theory': Performance benefits charity

Courtesy of Vinita Sud Belani
Los Altos resident Vinita Sud Belani, right, stars alongside actor Puneet in the new EnActe Arts production of “Chaos Theory” opening Friday in Palo Alto.

There are a few conversation topics Vinita Sud Belani broaches only after jokingly warning the other party of “opening Pandora’s box.” Her new theatrical production, “Chaos Theory,” is one of them.

“Oh, my goodness,” the part-time Los Altos Hills resident said. “It’s a play I’m absolutely in love with.”


Exhibitions showcase work of local artists

Courtesy of Naomi Mindelzun
Naomi Mindelzun’s artwork, above, is on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos through Oct. 31.

Gallery 9 has scheduled an exhibition featuring the selected works of artist Naomi Mindelzun through Oct. 31.

Mindelzun said she has been fascinated for years by the challenge of capturing the natural world in paint. She searches for common structures within bird wings and boats, in a moonscape or a metal fragment splintered from an unknown machine.


Los Altos artist and advocate for children hosts holiday fundraiser

Los Altos artist Midori Adams is scheduled to host a holiday boutique in November featuring handcrafted items from 15 Bay Area artists.

The boutique, a benefit for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, is slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at 228 Marvin Ave., Los Altos.


Residents encouraged to become BAT leaders

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Los Altos Block Action Team leaders Sherie Dodsworth and Richard Roche recruit volunteers at a recent Los Altos Senior Center open house.

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) has scheduled training sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 18 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

BATs are partnering with the city of Los Altos and the Santa Clara County Fire Department to provide residents with information in the event of a major emergency or natural disaster.


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