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Local artist's formula: Paint + meditation = inspiration


Courtesy of Apala Egan
Los Altos resident Denise Natanson-Marcus, standing in front of one of her landscapes, is scheduled to show her work the second week in May as part of Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Art is a lifelong passion for Los Altos resident Denise Natanson-Marcus.

“I have been drawing ever since I was little,” she said. “My parents gave me tablets to draw on and I did a lot of black-and-white sketches.”

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Save the Children partners with Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project


Jerry Tomanek/Special to the Town Crier
Carlos Carrazana, COO of Save the Children, and Megan McLain, Save the Children’s associate director of strategic foundation partnerships, meet with Los Altos Rotarians.

A representative of Save the Children discussed with the Rotary Club of Los Altos a matter close to members’ hearts – AIDS prevention in developing countries.

Carlos Carrazana, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Save the Children – an international nongovernmental agency that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and supports children in developing countries – addressed the Rotary Club April 16. The club recently forged a partnership with Save the Children to collaborate on AIDS prevention.

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Community Conversation focuses on city planning


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Los Altos Forward has scheduled a Community Conversation – “Win-Win-Win Opportunities and Tradeoffs in Community Planning” – 6 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Guest speaker Christopher Beynon, principal and director of planning and design services at MIG Inc., will discuss how a community should think beyond limitations when considering large, complex development projects.

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Woman's club shines spotlight on human trafficking

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled a presentation on human trafficking May 6 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the presentation at 1 p.m.

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City rewards volunteers for efforts


Courtesy of the city of Los Altos
Daniel McCandless, right, poses with his mother after receiving the Phyllis Semple Award for his volunteer work at the Los Altos Senior Center. McCandless has volunteered for more than two years.

The city of Los Altos celebrated its 227 volunteers April 16 with a buffet dinner and award ceremony.

City representatives estimated that volunteers contributed nearly 12,000 hours of work in 2014. At the thank-you event, city representatives awarded volunteers who contributed more than 100 each.

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Photo of the Week


Jeanne Basart submitted this iPhone photo from a recent vacation she and her husband took to Charleston, S.C. “We’d driven to the Francis Beidler Audubon Preserve to tour the swamp there, and were thrilled to capture this photo of a barred owl that swooped down and settled in a tree about 6 feet from us, showing no fear whatsoever. On our way out of the preserve, we met three professional photographers with $20,000 worth of equipment who hadn’t got a good shot of anything, so we felt very lucky to have this photo. Just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.”

The Town Crier invites readers of all ages to submit their favorite photos of any subject for next week’s “Photo of the Week.” Email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include your name, type of camera used, description of the photo and your inspiration for taking it.

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