Memorial Day remembered

Veterans, city officials and local residents participated in a wreath-laying ceremony May 29 at the Mountain View Veterans Memorial in Eagle Park. Among the attendees was Mountain View Mayor Ken Rosenberg, who laid a wreath on the Class of 1945’s bronze plaque under the 1924 Mountain View Union High School flagpole at the memorial. Participants also placed wreaths under the service emblems for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The Mountain View Veterans Memorial Committee and the American Legion Moffett Field Post 881 co-sponsored the event

Los Altos History Museum seeks volunteers

The Los Altos History Museum seeks volunteer docents and museum store cashiers to devote a few hours each month.

Exhibition curators train docents before each new display.

Los Altos-Los Altos Hills artists open doors for annual tours

Artists from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View are scheduled to open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 and 14.

More than 360 artists in approximately 150 locations will display their art. The artists work in a variety of visual media, including painting, fiber arts, printmaking, mixed media, photography and ceramics.

Los Altos History Museum hosts display on Eichlers

From the Eichler Network
Eichler homes are the focus of a new exhibition.

The Los Altos History Museum will explore the legacy of Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision in its new exhibition, “Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses,” scheduled to open April 29 and run through Oct. 8.

A public opening reception is scheduled 5-7:30 p.m. May 5. Kirk Abe’s Jazz Trio will perform.

Children's Corner collects baby clothes for nonprofit

Children’s Corner Preschool in Los Altos has scheduled a holiday clothing drive to support the nonprofit Loved Twice.

Donations of gently used baby clothing and accessories may be dropped off at the Children’s Corner office at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Monday.

History comes to life at MV's Day of Dead

Photos courtesy of Mountain View Historical Association
Raices de Mexico highlighted the inaugural Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The Mountain View Historical Association hosted the Nov. 6 event, held at the Adobe Building.

The history and culture of the local Mexican-American community came to life Nov. 6 at the inaugural Dia de los Muertos celebration, hosted by the Mountain View Historical Association.

More than 150 people filled the historic Adobe Building’s hall and spilled out into its garden. Traditional “papel picado” decorated the adobe walls, and two large and elaborate Dia de los Muertos altars flanked either side of the building’s fireplace. One altar featured large sugar skulls created by students from Crittenden and Graham middle schools. The other, created by the Historical Association, included photos of influential Mountain View pioneers along with images of recently departed loved ones submitted by the community.

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