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Worldwide 'outpouring of love' brings birthday joy to Los Altos teen with autism


Courtesy of Rachel D’Antonio
Julia D’Antonio of Los Altos displays the birthday cards she received from all over the world.

A week prior to Los Altos resident Julia D’Antonio’s 19th birthday party March 28, she had received no replies from invited friends – a blow to anyone’s self-esteem. To a shy, reclusive teen with autism, however, the lack of response could be potentially devastating.

But thanks to social media and a caring mother, Julia did not celebrate her birthday alone. Far from it.

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AAUW bridge benefit funds Tech Trek scholarships

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The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its annual Benefit Bridge Party 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. April 25 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 San Antonio Road.

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Mentor Tutor Connection welcomes new exec director


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Mentor Tutor Connection recently hired Carol Fisher as its first executive director.

Fisher will lead the local nonprofit agency, formerly known as Partners for New Generations, as it implements its mission to help students in Los Altos and Mountain View schools achieve their potential and thrive.

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Los Altos History Museum screens 'Lure and Legends' film

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to host a screening of the film “The Lure and the Legends” 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave. The film complements the museum’s current exhibition, “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” which runs through April 19.

Created by Los Altos resident and museum co-founder Nan Geschke, the movie features interviews with 13 high-tech pioneers who tell the story of the evolution of Silicon Valley, from the influence of Stanford University to the roles of the military, the federal government, the Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA), venture capital and the visionaries and risk-takers.

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LAH Pathways Run/Walk scheduled May 9 at Westwind


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Runners take off from Westwind Community Barn at the start of the 2013 Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk. This year’s event is scheduled May 9.

The 14th annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk, with the theme “Run Wild,” is scheduled May 9 at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road.

The 5K and 10K races are set to begin at 9 a.m. and the 1-Mile Fun Run at 10:30 a.m. All events begin and end at Westwind.

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Photo of the Week


Christine Fowler of Los Altos, right, sent in this photo of herself with her friend, the late Christine Graham, holding her dog, Phoebe, during the 1967 Kiwanis Pet Parade in downtown Los Altos. “We dressed up like older women,” Fowler recalled. “We had so much fun.”

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