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Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatement to claim that Cory Althoff’s new late-night transportation service – Midnight Express – happened overnight.

Just before Christmas, Althoff, a Los Altos resident, was joking with his buddies about the lack of affordable transportation options for returning home to the South Bay from a night on the town in San Francisco. Their banter resulted in the new transportation service.

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Los Altos resident's 2015 resolution: Build another school in Myanmar


From buildaschoolinburma.org
Los Altos resident Andrew Lederer is co-founder of the nonprofit Build a School in Burma, which has built eight schools, has two under construction and plans another one this year.

Longtime Los Altos resident Andrew Lederer and Bob Cornwell of San Francisco made a New Year’s resolution for 2015 to educate of hundreds of children who live 8,000 miles away in Myanmar.

Lederer and Cornwell, previous Peace Corps volunteers, first traveled together to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in 1996 and observed many aspects of the country, including an abundance of children and a paucity of schools in rural areas.

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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups. To add an event to the list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Feb. 6

First Friday festivities, 6-8 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos Forward-hosted event will feature evening shopping, live entertainment, refreshments, contests and more. Information: losaltosfirstfriday.org.

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World Harmony Chorus sings globally, appears locally

The World Harmony Chorus is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The World Harmony Chorus is a community chorus open to teens and adults of all experience levels – from beginners to seasoned choral singers. Participation in the chorus requires no audition. Members learn a repertoire of songs from a variety of ethnicities, nationalities and folk traditions around the world, including selections from Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

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Gallery 9 display explores 'Light's Pleasures' Feb. 3: Local Arts Roundup


Susan Varjavand’s “Blue Oak,” is among the works slated for display at Gallery 9.

Gallery 9 has scheduled “Light’s Pleasures,” artist Susan Varjavand’s exhibition of oil landscapes, Feb. 3 through March 1.

A reception for the artist is slated 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the gallery.

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CNN's Anderson Cooper appears tonight at Celebrity Forum


Cooper

Journalist, author and CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper is scheduled to appear tonight at the 47th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series at Flint Center in Cupertino.

The annual series features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights to discuss their areas of interest and answer questions submitted by the audience.

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