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Los Altos Community Foundation gives more than $60K to nonprofits

Los Altos Community Foundation recently awarded more than $60,000 through its Community Grants program to 14 local nonprofit organizations that help seniors, youth, vulnerable populations, the environment and the arts.

The grants support activities such as the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence’s pilot program with the Highway Faith Community to reduce isolation and loneliness among local seniors, Adolescent Counseling Service’s Outlet Program serving LGBTQ+ youth with support services and counseling, and Village Harvest’s efforts to reduce hunger with fresh fruit from the surplus in local residents’ gardens.

Historical Society reflects on Japanese internment

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To reflect on the 75th anniversary of Japanese internment, the Mountain View Historical Association highlighted the Japanese-American community’s local history.

At its annual spring meeting at the Historic Adobe Building May 7, association members focused on Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal of Japanese-American citizens and longtime residents from the West Coast.

Los Altos native's play hits Foothill College stage


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Theater has always been in Los Altos native Tom Gough’s blood.

A longtime supporter of the performing arts, Gough is preparing for the world premiere of his play “Suburban Undertow.”

Los Altos twins host 'Kids Helping Kids' concert


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Ray and Rose William enjoy artwork with a student in their Little Mozart Program.

After passing their Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Level 8 piano exam, 17-year-old twins Ray and Rose William of Los Altos realized that their achievement had only benefited themselves.

“Looking back on how much joy a musical education brought us, we came to the natural conclusion that this should be available to every kid,” Ray said. “However, due to economic reasons, many never receive such musical opportunities.”

GreenTown members enjoy 'Hardy' bike ride


 

GreenTown Los Altos’ inaugural Hardy Jones Memorial Bike Ride drew a crowd of cyclists, who pedaled around the city to view outdoor sculptures created by the late surgeon. The group viewed Jones’ “Magic Fish” sculpture at the main library, above, stopped by seven schools, a private residence and a hardware store. Sam Harding, Jones’ longtime friend, shared stories and anecdotes about each metal sculpture. Jane Bryan-Jones, Jones’ wife, did not join the group on the ride, but met with them at the start and expressed her appreciation for the event. GreenTown’s next group ride, the Summer Solstice Night Bike Ride, is scheduled June 21. For more information, visit greentownlosaltos.org.

Student essayists gaze into California's past

The following are the winning essays in the 2017 Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest, a joint venture between the Los Altos Historical Commission and the Los Altos History Museum. The 33rd annual contest, held earlier this year, was open to students in grades 3-6 attending public and private schools in the Los Altos area.


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