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Rotary conference boosts financial knowledge in high school juniors


Jerry Tomanek/ Special to the Town Crier
Arley Marley organizes the Rotary Club’s Enterprise Leadership Conference to encourage creativity, resourcefulness and drive among local high school students.

For three decades, high school juniors participating in the Rotary Club’s Enterprise Leadership Conference have built virtual companies.

Launched, supported and funded by Rotary Clubs in San Jose, Los Gatos and Oakland, the annual three-day conference emphasizes teamwork, confidence building and friendship.

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Lively Foundation sponsors International Dance Festival


Courtesy of Leslie Friedman
Leanne Rinelli will teach Salsa at this year’s International Dance Festival – Silicon Valley.

The Lively Foundation’s International Dance Festival – Silicon Valley has scheduled its third season of dance workshops, master classes and performances Monday through Aug. 17 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The foundation launched the festival to offer the public opportunities to see professional dancers perform a variety of dance styles, participate in classes taught by professionals and gain better understanding and appreciation of dance. Intermediate- to advanced-level dancers can study technique and learn repertory with teaching artists and perform the works with the professionals in the Festival Concert.

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Rotary honors Casey and AIDS Project at annual event


Courtesy of John Hammerschmidt
Rich Casey accepts the Guy Shoup Clock Award for Los Altos Rotarian of the Year.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently honored Los Altos Hills resident Rich Casey as Rotarian of the Year.

Outgoing Rotary President Jack Kelly selected Casey, president of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project, from among the club’s 171 members for making the greatest contribution to the club over the past year. As Rotarian of the Year, the club’s highest honor, Casey received the Guy Shoup Clock Award.

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North County Social Services Agency joins 650 area code


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Residents in north Santa Clara County are now three digits and many miles closer to vital public services.

Beginning last month, the North County office for Santa Clara County’s Social Services Agency acquired new phone numbers in the 650 area code, making the office truly local for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto and parts of Sunnyvale.

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MV, Google launch free community shuttle

The city of Mountain View and Google Inc. have partnered to provide a free community shuttle service that will begin as a two-year pilot program.

The daily shuttle is slated to roll out in the fall, with electric shuttles outfitted with bicycle racks.

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Church hosts community event to celebrate playgrounds

Members of Foothill Covenant Church are scheduled to celebrate the opening of the church’s two new playgrounds with a community barbecue 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the church, 1555 Oak Ave., Los Altos.

The event includes food, water games and a jump house, among other activities.

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