'Egg Extravaganza' slated Saturday at Shoreline

Shoreline Lake in Mountain View has scheduled its first "Easter Bunny & Egg Extravaganza" 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday (March 26). The free event is an opportunity for kids and adults to enjoy a plethora of outdoor Easter activities by the water, in a nature preserve.

Along with the Easter Bunny making an appearance, kids of all ages can take part in a hunt, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Activities also include egg dying and craft making, and lawn games.
Festivities will be held between the Boathouse and American Bistro -- where non-ggg hunters can also partake of brunch, pre-prepared picnic baskets, and other refreshments, as well as watersports.
To ensure everyone has a chance to participate, families are being asked to reserve their child's participation with an activity pass by calling directly at (650) 965-3779 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit

Official discusses improvements in VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Kathryn Tomaino/Special to the Town Crier
Walt Dannenberg, associate director of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, speaks at the Morning Forum of Los Altos about efforts to streamline the VA system to better serve veterans.

Walt Dannenberg, associate director of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, highlighted the plight of veterans in his presentation on “The Transformation of Health Care with a Veteran-Centered Focus” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos March 1.

According to Dannenberg, the mission statement of the VA dates back to Abraham Lincoln, and the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs reports directly to the president of the United States. The mission of the VA is to provide comprehensive care and services to veterans and their families, and to serve those who served.


Zimbabwe fair inspires with motto: 'Be fit, create art and help others'

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High School student Shruti Juneja, a Zimbabwe Run and Fair volunteer, promotes the event with a puppet act at the Los Altos main library last week.

The 17th annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair is scheduled Sunday at St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

The event, featuring 13 races and an African arts and crafts fair, is slated to kick off at noon. Races will begin at 1 p.m., including a 220-yard dash for preschoolers, a half-mile run for kindergartners and mile-long runs for participants from first grade to adult.


Architecture camp slated for high schoolers

Courtesy of Los Altos Community Foundation
Architecture Design Camp introduces students to design.

An Architecture Design Camp for high schoolers is scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 20-24 at the Los Altos Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave.

The camp is open to students in grades 9-11; the maximum enrollment is 12 students.


Rotary Club of Los Altos event raises $30,000 for veterans

Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier 
Guests at the Feb. 26 Cioppino Feed included, from left, Rotary Club of Los Altos President Jerry Moison, Michael and Socrates Manoukian, and event chairman Ron Labetich.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ annual Cioppino Feed raised more than $30,000 for student veterans at Foothill College pursuing their college degrees while they integrate into community life after their service.

Proceeds from the event, held Feb. 26 at the Garden House in Shoup Park, support a scholarship fund established in the name of the late Capt. Matt Manoukian, son of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Socrates “Pete” Manoukian and Associate Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian of Los Altos Hills.


Celebrity Forum 2016-2017 lineup includes former stars of 'Star Trek,' 'Tonight Show'


The 49th season of the Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speaker Series – launching in the fall – will feature authors, actors and a well-known comedian.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.


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