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Schola Cantorum hosts sing-along Sunday at LAUMC

Schola Cantorum has scheduled a “Get Happy” sing-along 4 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The songfest is designed to “put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step,” according to Dawn Reyen, assistant music director of the 90-member, Mountain View-based choral group.

Deadline nears for second Los Altos artistic bike rack competition


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Tykes climb the dog-shaped bike rack outside Peet’s Coffee on State Street in Los Altos Friday.

The deadline for the Los Altos Public Arts Commission’s second bike rack design competition is Monday.

According to Commissioner Maddy McBirney, the group plans to add four new bike racks throughout Los Altos, adding to the six installed downtown after last year’s inaugural competition.

Town Crier awards prizes for spookiest stories of 2016

Election Day is over, and so is the selection process for this year’s Town Crier Spooky Stories Contest winners.

The sister team of Victoria and Caroline Yu won first and second place, respectively, after Town Crier readers cast their ballots.

Reach Potential Movement trains local youth leaders


The Bishop family will be filling a new bookshelf for reading at home as part of RPM’s literacy program. Photos courtesy of Movement

• Mission: Reach Potential Movement (RPM) equips under-resourced youth and families with leadership, learning and life skills to reach their highest potential.

• 2016 update: A teaching kitchen built with volunteer time and talent in the last year now hosts children each week who study nutritious cooking and prepare meals for their community.

Downtown College Prep prepares students for college


Photos by Traci Newell/Town Crier
After operating on five campuses in 16 years, Downtown College Prep has a long-term home at the former site of Southern Lumber near downtown San Jose. Students take a break on their new campus.

• Mission: Downtown College Prep prepares students who will be the first in their families to attend college and equips them to thrive at four-year universities. The singular goal for all students is that graduates be accepted to and enroll in four-year colleges. The Downtown College Prep community has created a learning environment that helps students and their families chart a course for college beginning in fifth grade.

• 2016 update: After operating on five campuses in 16 years, Downtown College Prep has a long-term home at the former site of Southern Lumber near downtown San Jose.

Local resident wins by turning key phrases on 'Wheel of Fortune'


Photos Courtesy of the Wheel of Fortune
Emily Sweet of Los Altos, inset right and above in her newly won car, proved quite fortunate during a recent appearance on the game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

Now that the wheel has spun and her episode aired, Los Altos native Emily Sweet can revel in the little details of her big “Wheel of Fortune” win.

After taping the show in September – and making off with more than $65,000 in prizes – she had to stay strictly mum until the episode’s Oct. 31 airdate.


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