Rotary Club installs barbecue at Shoup Park to honor local veterans

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Rotary Club of Los Altos members celebrate the completion of their project constructing and installing a barbecue at Patriot’s Corner in Shoup Park. Volunteers included, from left, Steve Shepherd, John Bogart, Steve Pomeroy, Pat Farrell, Kathy Berry, Jack Kelly, Donna Verna, Paul Schutz, George Stafford and John Hammerschmidt. Not pictured: Sam Harding, Frank Elmer, Cynthia Luedtke, John McBirney, Chuck Lindauer, Gary Brown and Jack Heidmiller.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently built and installed a barbecue at Patriot’s Corner in Shoup Park, honoring local veterans and serving residents.

Rotarians Paul Schutz and licensed contractor John Hammerschmidt hatched the project in 2013 during the Rotary presidency of Jack Kelly. After nearly three years of consulting, permitting, purchasing and constructing, the barbecue is ready for use.


Viewpoints features Ruzzo's 'Places I Love'

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“A Day at the Marsh” is among several original pastel paintings by Teresa Ruzzo on display through April at Viewpoints Gallery in downtown Los Altos.

Artist Teresa Ruzzo’s exhibition of pastel landscapes and skyscapes – “Places I Love: Real and Imagined” – runs through April 30 at Viewpoints Gallery. A reception for the artist is scheduled 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the gallery.

The show features Ruzzo’s interpretations of places around the Bay Area and in her imagination.


Los Altos Community Coalition meets twice a month at library

The Los Altos Community Coalition meets the first and third Fridays of each month to discuss urban planning and how to apply those principles to downtown Los Altos and the civic center.

Meetings are held in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.


Couric a late cancellation; Michael Lewis replaces her in Celebrity Forum lineup

The 48th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers appearing for three consecutive nights at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College.

Best-selling author Michael Lewis is slated to replace Katie Couric as the featured speaker April 20, 21 and 22, series founder and moderator Dick Henning recently announced.


'Diverse' local actress thinks time is right for ascent to stardom

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Anu Singh is destined to become a “mega star,” according to an industry professional. The actress recently launched a YouTube channel featuring comedy skits and fashion tips.

Anu Singh exudes charm and a penchant for comedy in a video titled “Seven Types of Women Every Man Will Love.” It’s one of several on her own YouTube channel that showcase the performing talents of the young actress and model.

“Your guy will love it – who wouldn’t want to be told all the time that they’re doing things wrong?” she says of the No. 2 type – “the woman who thinks she can change him.”


Los Altos History Museum hosts student tours beginning this week

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Students can view the colorful paintings of Los Altos artist Annie Knapp Fitz during third- and fourth-grade tours of the Los Altos History Museum in April and May.

The Los Altos History Museum Education Committee has scheduled educational tours for third- and fourth-graders.

Tours for third-graders are slated 9-11:45 a.m. weekdays Monday through May 15. Students will participate in three stations.


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