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Fun on the lawn: City's Summer Concert Series launches with Peninsula Symphony performance


Courtesy of Peninsula Symphony
Members of the all-volunteer Peninsula Symphony perform at a past summer concert in Los Altos with conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein at the helm.

Peninsula Symphony is scheduled to kick off the city of Los Altos’ Summer Concert Series 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.

Peninsula Symphony’s performance – with the theme “Cities of the World Tour” – will feature popular classics that represent a world-famous city. Selections will include Johann Strauss’ “Tales from the Vienna Woods,” Modest Mussorgsky’s “The Great Gate of Kiev” from “Pictures at an Exhibition” and John Kander’s medley from the musical “Chicago” and his “Theme from New York, New York.”

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Libraries challenge residents to discover their inner heroes

The Los Altos main and Woodland Branch libraries challenge residents to discover their inner heroes as part of their 2015 Summer Challenge. Created around the theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” the program invites children, teens and adults to become their own favorite hero.

This year’s program invites readers to complete tasks in a quest to explore library resources, enjoy enriching and creative experiences and try new activities.

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Los Altos Relay For Life takes another lap to fight cancer


Relay For Life of Los Altos is slated to return to Egan Junior High School 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The event, the American Cancer Society’s signature fund- raiser, is designed to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and caregivers, remember those who have died from the disease and fight back with actions that encourage people to stay healthy.

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LAHS student's cakes support foster youth


Courtesy of Apala Egan
Riley Fujioka of Los Altos High School bakes cakes for foster youth through the nonprofit agency Cake4Kids.

Riley Fujioka, a member of the National Charity League’s Stanford Hills Chapter, has a sweet mission.

A sophomore at Los Altos High School, Fujioka has made it her goal to serve children, including those in foster care, at risk or without shelter. Many lack basic necessities and parental love and support.

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Local Service League of Boys devotes 1,200 hours to volunteer service


Courtesy of Annette Jenab
The Mountain View/Los Altos Service League of Boys joined with other local organizations in April to clean, paint and landscape Cesar Chavez Elementary School in East Palo Alto as part of National Rebuilding Day.

The Mountain View/Los Altos Service League of Boys recently completed its second full year of service to the community.

Founded in 2013, the Service League of Boys – a philanthropic organization that seeks to strengthen parent-son relationships and promote leadership development through community service – comprises nearly 100 boys representing a dozen local middle and high schools.

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Volunteers buoy success of Discovery Shop; 50th anniversary celebration set for Friday


Courtesy of Diane Brauch
Gary and Diane Brauch of Los Altos showcase their 1965 Cobra classic car. The car will be on display Friday in front of the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop at 243 Main St. as part of the festivities recognizing 50 years of Discovery Shop operations.

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