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.


Community Briefs

Los Altos sponsors Summer Concert Series

The city of Los Altos’ annual Summer Concert Series is under way.

Performances are scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at either Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave., or Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.


Los Altos girl out to 'squash' inequality: 10-year-old raises funds for female players with motto Equal pay for play

Courtesy of Lisa Bardin
Mika Bardin displays a certificate of participation she received at the 2015 U.S. Junior Squash Championships. Although Mika is not competing in the upcoming NetSuite Open Squash Championships, she is helping other female players by raising funds to boost their prize money.

Young Los Altos resident Mika Bardin’s positive energy, indomitable will and athleticism have propelled her to status as one of the highest-ranked players in the sport of squash. She is using some of those same attributes to help other female squash players get “equal pay for play.”

Ten-year-old Mika, ranked No. 14 nationally in her age group, has launched a GoFundMe page in an effort to promote equal pay for women squash players. She did so after noticing that the prize money for men in the 2015 NetSuite Open Squash Championships was $100,000, while the women’s purse was initially $10,000. The event is scheduled Sept. 25-29 at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. This is the first year NetSuite opened the competition to women.


Los Altos Summer Concert series filled with classic-rock cover bands

Brian Connors, founder of The Shanks, leads his group in performance. The Shanks are set to take the stage at Grant Park Aug. 6.

The Los Altos Summer Concert Series continues this week with another free performance.

Lyin’ I’s – which bills itself as an Eagles tribute band – is slated to perform 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.


Community briefs

Amateur radio operators gather for Field Day

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society (FARS) is scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio for Amateur Radio Field Day 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Amateur Radio Field Day, staged in the field next to Mary- knoll Seminary at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, will be open to the public noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.


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