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Super Scouts: Suppiah brothers rapidly rise in the ranks


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Brothers, from left, Nico and Alex Suppiah have earned high ranks in the Scouting world in an impressively short time frame.

 

Just a few years short of being able to drive, the Suppiah brothers of Los Altos have already achieved more than most Boy Scouts.

Aside from sports and school, Alex and Nico have devoted much of their time to earning merit badges, traveling for community service and preparing final reports in pursuit of becoming Eagle Scouts.

Antiques guru evaluates treasures at Los Altos History Museum fundraiser

Antiques adviser and appraiser Steve Yvaska is scheduled to headline the fundraiser “Let’s Talk Antiques” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Yvaska, author of “The Seasoned Collector” column in The Mercury News, will offer casual evaluations of one personal antique per person.

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Talk explores climate change and Buddhist teachings

Insight Meditation South Bay has scheduled NASA scientist Jennifer Dungan to discuss “Right Action in the Face of Climate Change: Can We Practice Nonharming?” 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday in Edwards Hall at St. Timothy’s Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

Dungan’s presentation will explore the interface of contemporary climate issues and Buddhist teachings.

Third Street Green returns to showcase the downtown scene


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Visitors enjoy the Third Street Green in this scene from August 2014. This year’s Green opens Aug. 4.

Los Altos is rolling out the green again.

After a two-year absence, the Third Street Green is scheduled Aug. 4-28 in downtown Los Altos. A slew of free events are planned at the pop-up park.

Costume Bank sponsors summer sale


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Proceeds from the Costume Bank’s annual summer sale support projects and services that benefit the community.

The Costume Bank in downtown Los Altos is scheduled to kick off its third annual summer sale Aug. 10.

The nonprofit organization, run by Assistance League of Los Altos, will sell old costumes and new accessories to raise funds for its philanthropic programs.

Mtn. View offers second Technology Showcase

The city of Mountain View has scheduled its second Technology Showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St.

With extended hours, more companies participating and a variety of food trucks, this year’s event will highlight local technology companies with a presence in Mountain View. The showcase will include product demonstrations and opportunities for business-to-business partnerships and connections with like-minded entrepreneurs. Representatives of tech-based companies and organizations will be located at the Civic Center Plaza, inside city hall and on portions of Mercy Street.


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