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‘One Warm Scarf’ needs yarn donations

Los Altos resident Sandy Goldstein seeks donations of yarn to make scarves, lap blankets and other items for the area’s homeless population.

For years, Goldstein has run the “One Warm Scarf” campaign to collect yarn and used clothing for the homeless. She gives the donated yarn to local knitting groups to make new items that Goldstein then delivers to agencies serving the homeless.

Go 'Fourth' and celebrate at variety of local events



Los Altos Hills councilmembers Courtenay C. Corrigan and John Harpootlian lead last year’s Fourth of July Parade. Town Crier File Photo

Residents staying close to town over the Fourth of July weekend will have plenty of options for celebration.

• The 15th annual “Glorious Fourth Celebration,” hosted by Los Altos Community Foundation, is scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

From Pinewood to Spain, Cilker sings just about everywhere


Courtesy of Margo Cilker
Pinewood School alum Margo Cilker has moved on from Los Altos to a successful career in music. Cilker regularly tours throughout the United States and Europe.

For Pinewood School graduate Margo Cilker, there was never a clear moment when she decided to become a musician – the idea developed organically through 20 years of absorbing and learning about music.

Villa Siena Auxiliary honored for five decades of service


Courtesy of Villa Siena Auxiliary
Corine Bernard, left, executive director of Villa Siena, presents the auxiliary’s 50-year anniversary plaque to Sue Marrion, new auxiliary president.

The Villa Siena Auxiliary celebrated 50 years of service to the assisted-living retirement residence in Mountain View. Members commemorated the milestone during a June 14 luncheon at Michaels at Shoreline restaurant.

Westwind 4-H pays tribute to founder Couperus


Jitze Couperus/ Special to the Town Crier
Nancy Couperus, left, receives flowers of thanks from Westwind 4-H volunteers.

The Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped program honored founder Nancy Couperus with a party and trail ride June 9 at Westwind Community Barn in Los Altos Hills.

Riders, volunteers and past volunteers surprised Couperus by recognizing her as “Outstanding Volunteer Since 1978.” The group showered Couperus, a longtime Los Altos Hills resident, with praise and gifts, including a scrapbook containing photos and letters from riders and volunteers expressing their appreciation for her many years of guiding and supporting Westwind 4-H.

First Friday honors vets for July


Courtesy of Jamie Lucia
Post Commander William Miklos of American Legion Post 558, from left, William Healzer and Col. Joe Boscacci, past Post 558 commander and California vice chairman of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, will be on hand at First Friday.

This week’s First Friday festivities will commemorate veterans and Independence Day.

Scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos, First Friday activities will include live entertainment, children’s activities, extended store hours and merchant promotions.


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