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Museum's spring gala showcases historical home

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its Spring Fundraising Gala at the 1920s estate of Nan and Chuck Geschke 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 7.

Guests will get a rare glimpse of the gardens of the historical Los Altos home. The garden party will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres, a classic-car display, plein-air artists, a garden boutique, chamber music and self-guided tours of the gardens.

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Authors discuss book on Silicon Valley

Venture capitalist Jonathan C. Baer and entrepreneur Michelle E. Messina are scheduled to discuss their new book, “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide,” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Baer and Messina will share their tips for navigating the local high-tech landscape and sign copies of their book.

Western Ballet gala set for Saturday

Western Ballet is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a gala performance scheduled 7 p.m. Saturday at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. That same weekend, the Mountain View-based ballet is also performing its latest production, “Red Riding Hood,” choreographed by Alexi Zubiria. For tickets and more information, visit westernballet.org.

Merger of fine art, technology represented in MV exhibition: Local Arts Roundup


Courtesy of Mark Brown
Artist and photographer Mark Brown’s depiction of Dutch Oven Flat is among his works on display at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

The artwork of Mountain View resident Mark Brown is scheduled for display through June 13 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Brown is an artist, photographer and designer who works in the space where fine art and technology marry, merge and multiply. He has spent more than 30 years combining traditional media and photography and the past 25 years working digitally on Macintosh computer imaging systems, using a palette of 16.9 million colors to create images by writing ones and zeroes on rust with magnets and lasers (the behind-the-screen digital magnetic memory process).

LAUMC sponsors rummage sale

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

LAHS grad Okin lives his dream of performing on stage


Many people dream of pursuing a career in theater, performing onstage in front of full houses. Los Altos native Justin Okin is living that dream – he’s an actor currently living in Los Angeles.

Along with being an actor and producer, Okin is the founder of Sold Out Crowd, which sells hard-to-get tickets to stage productions in the Los Angeles area.


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