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History Museum honors centenarian Hau Beiren with monthlong solo show

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Artist Paul Hau, pictured with his wife, Mary, is a longtime Los Altos resident. The 100-year-old’s work is the centerpiece of the Los Altos History Museum exhibition “Beiren at 100.”

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled “Beiren at 100,” a solo retrospective exhibition of the work of longtime Los Altos resident and internationally renowned artist Hau Beiren, Oct. 13 through Nov. 13.

An artist’s reception – free and open to the public – is slated 2-4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the museum.

Pathways fundraiser features author McCall Smith


Author Alexander McCall Smith is scheduled to headline the 26th annual “One from the Heart” awards breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

Smith is best known as the creator of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

Balanced Mountain View revamps website

The Campaign for a Balanced Mountain View recently revised and updated its website and has launched a Facebook page.

Balanced Mountain View
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The group’s mission is to encourage Mountain View residents to engage in the civic process.

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Workshop schedluled on beneficial bugs

UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County has scheduled the workshop “Don’t Squash That Bug!” 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants can learn how to manage common insect pests and minimize the use of pesticides. Master Gardener Candace Simpson will discuss beneficial insects that prey on plant pests.

'Al the Barber': Downtown Los Altos legend dies at 90

Longtime Los Altos resident Alfred “Al the Barber” Galedrige, a fixture in downtown Los Altos for more than 60 years, died peacefully Sept. 8, surrounded by his family. Mr. Galedrige was 90.


Mr. Galedrige was born in Honolulu in 1926 to Peter and Rachel Galedrige. After witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years old. As a first class gunner’s mate on the LCI-466 gunboat, he dodged the assaults on Guam and Iwo Jima (“the day that I will never forget,” he said). He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for exceptional valor and several other medals.

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