Libraries challenge residents to discover their inner heroes

The Los Altos main and Woodland Branch libraries challenge residents to discover their inner heroes as part of their 2015 Summer Challenge. Created around the theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” the program invites children, teens and adults to become their own favorite hero.

This year’s program invites readers to complete tasks in a quest to explore library resources, enjoy enriching and creative experiences and try new activities.


Los Altos Relay For Life takes another lap to fight cancer

Relay For Life of Los Altos is slated to return to Egan Junior High School 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The event, the American Cancer Society’s signature fund- raiser, is designed to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and caregivers, remember those who have died from the disease and fight back with actions that encourage people to stay healthy.


LAHS student's cakes support foster youth

Courtesy of Apala Egan
Riley Fujioka of Los Altos High School bakes cakes for foster youth through the nonprofit agency Cake4Kids.

Riley Fujioka, a member of the National Charity League’s Stanford Hills Chapter, has a sweet mission.

A sophomore at Los Altos High School, Fujioka has made it her goal to serve children, including those in foster care, at risk or without shelter. Many lack basic necessities and parental love and support.


Local Service League of Boys devotes 1,200 hours to volunteer service

Courtesy of Annette Jenab
The Mountain View/Los Altos Service League of Boys joined with other local organizations in April to clean, paint and landscape Cesar Chavez Elementary School in East Palo Alto as part of National Rebuilding Day.

The Mountain View/Los Altos Service League of Boys recently completed its second full year of service to the community.

Founded in 2013, the Service League of Boys – a philanthropic organization that seeks to strengthen parent-son relationships and promote leadership development through community service – comprises nearly 100 boys representing a dozen local middle and high schools.


Volunteers buoy success of Discovery Shop; 50th anniversary celebration set for Friday

Courtesy of Diane Brauch
Gary and Diane Brauch of Los Altos showcase their 1965 Cobra classic car. The car will be on display Friday in front of the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop at 243 Main St. as part of the festivities recognizing 50 years of Discovery Shop operations.


Guitar virtuoso Yuri Liberzon aims for the stars with 'Ascension'

Courtesy of Yuri Liberzon
Classical guitar virtuoso Yuri Liberzon has taken a long musical journey to his debut album, “Ascension.”

Describing the power of his artistic weapon of choice, classical guitar virtuoso Yuri Liberzon called on the great Romantic composer Frederic Chopin: “There’s nothing more beautiful than a guitar, perhaps, except two.”

The maxim not only describes an aesthetic preference but a way of life for Liberzon, a Mountain View resident whose pursuit to realize the beauty of classical guitar has spanned 26 years, three continents and finally the initial stages of his campaign to launch his debut album, “Ascension,” this summer.


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