Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'

Courtesy of Charles Alley
Charles Alley’s filmmaking company may be based in Mountain View, but he knows all about “The Streets of San Francisco.” He’s rebooting the 1970s TV classic.

When people look for the next hit TV show, they often assume that it will come from Hollywood. But a local filmmaker believes that there’s more than enough stories and talent in the Bay Area to make his proposed series a success.

In the past month, Charles Alley and the team at his Mountain View-based production company have moved into the preproduction phase of their latest project – a reboot of the classic 1970s detective series “The Streets of San Francisco.” They plan to cast and shoot the show in the Bay Area.


Local bands take advantage of First Friday

Sharon Storms/Special to the Town Crier
Members of MARS fill downtown Los Altos First Friday evenings with the songs of Santana and other classic rock bands.

The next First Friday event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

The monthly events, sponsored by the downtown advocacy group Los Altos Forward, feature extended hours for restaurants and retailers, special deals, refreshments, games and live entertainment.


Library district's summer programs aim to inspire youth to read

Santa Clara County libraries, including the main and Woodland branches in Los Altos, have issued a “Summer Challenge” with the aim to inspire teens to read.

The “Summer Challenge” program, which runs through Aug. 15, encourages participants to read and discover their inner heroes. Other programs for youth ages 13-18 include tech workshops, henna art and graphic novel workshops.


Schola Cantorum gathers voices for 'Summer Sings' series

As summer rolls around and choral groups take a hiatus until the fall, Schola Cantorum steps in to fill the void.

Over six Monday evenings beginning July 13, Schola’s “Summer Sings” program provides an opportunity for members from more than 200 local choirs to join together to sing choral masterpieces.


Photo exhibition opens at Foothill; downtown galleries blossom: Local Arts Roundup

Courtesy of Gallery 9
Artist Kathy Sharpe’s colorful paintings are on display at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos through Aug. 1. A reception for Sharpe is scheduled July 9 at the gallery.

Foothill College presents “Viewpoint: The Foothill College Photographic Portfolio Exhibition” through Aug. 15 at PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099 E St., Hayward.

The exhibition features the work of students seeking their associate degrees or certificates in photography at Foothill under the direction of Kate Jordahl, professor of photography.


LAVA to host outdoor movie nights in August

The Los Altos Village Association is scheduled to host free outdoor Friday Movie Nights in August.

Movies are screened 8:30 p.m. on Main Street at the Third Street intersection. Main Street is closed between Second and Third streets beginning at 5 p.m. Attendees may set out chairs, sleeping bags, blankets and picnic items beginning at 6 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.


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