Los Altos native dances on national tour with legendary Twyla Tharp


Even as a 3-year-old, Reed Tankersley showed that he had something special.

“I had the privilege of being his first dance teacher,” said Jackie Madden Haugh, who taught at Dance Attack! in Los Altos. “Besides being a fun-loving, adorable little boy, it was evident to me this child was blessed with innate talent. At one point in the year, I pulled his mom aside and told her, ‘If he keeps showing interest in dance, don’t let him quit. This child was born for the stage.’”


Pathways hospice schedules annual 'One From the Heart' fundraising breakfast Oct. 29


Pathways Home Health & Hospice has scheduled its 25th annual “One From the Heart” Awards Breakfast fundraiser 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

The annual event, which raises funds for health care services and honors leaders in health care and philanthropy, attracts nearly 650 supporters and has generated more than $5 million since its inception.


McConnell brings 'OneBeat' back


Los Altos resident Angela McConnell is bringing an international music diplomacy project to the Bay Area in the form of “OneBeat.” The project is in its second year at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, where McConnell serves as executive director.


County appoints Los Altan to fairgrounds board


The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Sept. 29 appointed Los Altos resident Michelle Reichert to the board of the County Fairgrounds Management Corp.

The County Fairgrounds Management Corp. is a nonprofit public benefit corporation created in 1994 to provide cultural, educational and recreational events for Santa Clara County residents. The corporation is responsible for planning, fundraising, production and management for the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.


LAH resident's 'Chaos Theory': Performance benefits charity

Courtesy of Vinita Sud Belani
Los Altos resident Vinita Sud Belani, right, stars alongside actor Puneet in the new EnActe Arts production of “Chaos Theory” opening Friday in Palo Alto.

There are a few conversation topics Vinita Sud Belani broaches only after jokingly warning the other party of “opening Pandora’s box.” Her new theatrical production, “Chaos Theory,” is one of them.

“Oh, my goodness,” the part-time Los Altos Hills resident said. “It’s a play I’m absolutely in love with.”


Exhibitions showcase work of local artists

Courtesy of Naomi Mindelzun
Naomi Mindelzun’s artwork, above, is on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos through Oct. 31.

Gallery 9 has scheduled an exhibition featuring the selected works of artist Naomi Mindelzun through Oct. 31.

Mindelzun said she has been fascinated for years by the challenge of capturing the natural world in paint. She searches for common structures within bird wings and boats, in a moonscape or a metal fragment splintered from an unknown machine.


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