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Pedaling with a purpose


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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When Rishi Bommannan told family and friends he planned to bike home to Los Altos Hills from college in Maine, they had their doubts.

His family laughed and asked, “So when should we buy your plane ticket home?”

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International fencer finally competes close to LA Hills home


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Medora McCarthy, right, competes in the U.S. Fencing Association Summer Nationals at the San Jose Convention Center.

With all the traveling Medora McCarthy has done the past two years to participate in international fencing tournaments, she was relieved to compete close to home last month.

The Los Altos Hills resident – who estimated that she spent a total of 23 days on airplanes flying to and from competitions since 2013 – took part in the U.S. Fencing Association Summer Nationals June 28 and 29 at the San Jose Convention Center.

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Johnson helps U.S. bag bronze medal at Pan Am Games


Keane Johnson of Los Altos helped row Team USA to a bronze medal in the men’s 8 race last week at the Pan American Games in Toronto. He also rowed on the 4-man boat that finished fourth.

The United States’ bronze-winning sweep boat finished the 2,000-meter course in 6 minutes, 12.64 seconds. Host Canada grabbed gold (6:07.01) and Argentina secured silver (6:10.08) in the July 15 race.

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Boxing club focusing on fitness, not fighting, opens in Mtn. View


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TITLE Boxing Club in Mountain View is filled with heavy bags.

Those who join TITLE Boxing Club, slated to open 4 p.m. Monday in Mountain View, won’t need a cutman. There’s no sparring – or even a boxing ring – in the gym, located at 157 E. El Camino Real.

TITLE is about boxing workouts – not boxing. Members punch bags rather than one another.

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Without an angel, Foothill officials cancel annual bike race


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Sofia Marin wins her division of last year’s Foothill College Circuit Race.

It appears only an angel can resurrect the recently canceled Foothill College Circuit Race.

More specifically, an angel funder is needed to sponsor the annual bicycle race known as “The Learning Curve,” which raised money to build a bike/pedestrian path on the Los Altos Hills community college campus.

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TKA's Cummings recognized for lettering in equestrian program


Emma Cummings of Mountain View last month graduated from The King’s Academy having lettered in an unusual high school sport all four years.

Cummings earned her fourth lapel pin and patch for participating in the United States Equestrian Foundation’s high school athletic program.

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