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Kiwanis Pet Parade marches on Main & State streets Saturday


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The annual Kiwanis Pet Parade proves a fun frolic for pets and pirates alike.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos is scheduled to host the 68th annual Kiwanis Pet Parade 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Los Altos.

The event showcases a variety of pets marching or being toted down Main and State streets, accompanied by their owners.

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Rotary Club's Fine Art in the Park hosts mix of artists


Courtesy of Rotary Club of Los Altos
The works of Steve Toll will be on display this weekend in Lincoln Park.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos selected more than 160 artists to display and sell their works at the annual Fine Art in the Park show, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln Park.

A number of local artists are among this year’s participants, joining art show mainstays such as Terenia Offenbacker and Anne Klocko.

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Yes, art in the park, but there's music, too


Courtesy of Georgi and the Rough Week
Georgi and the Rough Week is scheduled to play the blues at the Rotary Club’s Fine Art in the Park show Sunday.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ 40th annual Fine Art in the Park show – scheduled Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln Park – features a varied lineup of local talent.

Six live bands are slated to perform 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days at the bandstand.

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Perseverance, good choices serve as themes for annual Challenge Team breakfast


Photos by Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Superintendent Barry Groves, second from left, celebrates his 2015 Champion for Youth award with, from left, Edgar Tapia Mendoza, Rita Villanueva, Challenge Team Chairwoman Gay Krause and Jose Villanueva.

Once in a while, a burden can become a gift. For marathon runner and U.S. Army veteran Edward Lychik, the loss of a leg ultimately made him a stronger person.

He’s run five marathons with a prosthetic leg, better than many do with both legs intact.

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Relay For Life returns to Egan: Shortened to 12 hours, this year's event scheduled June 13

Relay For Life of Los Altos is slated to return to Egan Junior High School 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 13.

The event, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser, is designed to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and caregivers, remember those who have died from the disease and fight back with actions that encourage people to stay healthy.

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Steady as she goes : Evilsizer retires after 39 years with town of Los Altos Hills


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Jeanne Evilsizer, right, visits with former Los Altos Hills City Manager Bob Crowe at her May 8 retirement party. Crowe hired Evilsizer back in 1976.

In 1976, Jeanne Evilsizer graduated from college, got married and started working for the town of Los Altos Hills. She liked the job in the permitting department so much that she stayed 39 years.

Evilsizer, 60, called it a career and officially retired Friday from her position as a building/planning technician. A retirement party at Town Hall followed. The large gathering included current and former council members and staff, friends and family. In a final ode to stability, Evilsizer drove off in the same car she drove on her first day to work – a 1964 two-door Chevelle.

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