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Foothill College veterans receive scholarships through Rotary Club of Los Altos

The Rotary Club of Los Altos recently awarded scholarships to student veterans at the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center.

The club awarded $3,000 scholarships to U.S. Marines veterans Kyle and Jessica Vader Molen. The married couple, who plan to continue their studies at UC Davis, attended the Rotary Club meeting Thursday to offer their thanks for the support.

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Help One Child partners with Junior League to help at-risk kids, seeks volunteers

The Los Altos-based nonprofit Help One Child, a recipient of the Town Crier Holiday Fund, seeks volunteers to support local at-risk children.

Help One Child’s M-Power program, in partnership with the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, aims to help children ages 6-11 who have experienced a disruption in early childhood development. Over M-Power’s eight sessions, children learn about communication, self-esteem, relationships, reciprocity, building character and values, handling emotions and following social cues.

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Bank collecting necessities to help Sunday Friends families

Heritage Bank of Commerce in Los Altos is collecting basic necessities for low-income families in San Jose. The nonprofit Sunday Friends – a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient – will distribute the items to those in need.

The bank is soliciting donations of items like diapers and wipes, toiletries, household cleaners and laundry detergent.

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Library hosts travelogue on ‘Five Peaks of China’

Seasoned traveler Ed Chang is scheduled to present an illustrated travelogue, “The Five Peaks of China,” 7 p.m. June 30 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Chang’s presentation is part of the library’s “Travel Tuesdays” series.

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LAH honors longtime resident May Davenport's rich legacy


Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Los Altos Hills Mayor Courtenay C. Corrigan, left, greets longtime resident May Davenport at town hall May 28. Town officials and Davenport’s friends and family members honored her personal accomplishments and contributions to the town.

May Davenport knew something was amiss when her oil paintings – some as large as 4-feet-by-6-feet – began disappearing from her home’s walls. But the 93-year-old Los Altos Hills resident didn’t fully understand the significance of their absence until a dozen smiling faces greeted her within town hall’s lobby May 28.

“Hi, May,” they said softly, a small gallery of Davenport’s artwork behind them. “Hey, May.”

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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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