Nearly 400 artists open their doors for SV Open Studios

More than 380 artists, including those in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, are scheduled to open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios event, slated the first three weekends in May.

Silicon Valley Open Studios is a nonprofit organization that has connected art enthusiasts with local art and artists for 28 years. Participating artists work in a variety of visual media, including painting, watercolors, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and pottery.


Los Altos Live! slated April 26

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Eunice Hoo performs an original song at last year’s Los Altos Live!

Los Altos Live!, the sixth annual talent show featuring local performers, is scheduled 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The show, sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association, will feature more than 75 performers in 20 different acts, ranging from dancers to jugglers, martial artists, singers and musicians.


Community Briefs

All aboard for Relay For Life event

Relay For Life of Los Altos is scheduled June 14-15 at Egan Junior High School. The organizing committee offers local residents an opportunity to support the cause by participating in Saturday’s fifth annual “Ride the Rails for Relay” fundraiser, sponsored by Niles Canyon Railway.

“Ride the Rails for Relay” includes a vintage train ride on the original transcontinental route, live entertainment, snacks and beverages. Wheelchair-accessible trains depart Sunol, travel to Niles and return in 90 minutes. Departures are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from the Sunol Train Depot, 6 Kilkare Road.


Authors appear at Linden Tree

Linden Tree Books has scheduled two authors to discuss their books this month.

• UC Berkeley professor Anne E. Cunningham is slated to appear 7 p.m. Firday to discuss her new guidebook, “Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers” (Oxford University Press, 2014), which she co-authored with Jamie Zibulsky. “Book Smart” is a guide for parents who wish to impart effective reading techniques to their children.


Community Briefs

Sheriff’s Office hosts Crime Prevention Forum

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled its third annual Crime Prevention Forum for residents of Los Altos Hills 6-8 p.m. today at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Sheriff’s Office representatives will present data on crime trends in Los Altos Hills, discuss law enforcement resources and public safety concerns and offer advice on how to prevent crime and protect against victimization.


Los Altos Senior Center offers free tax assistance

The Los Altos Senior Center offers free tax assistance Monday mornings through April 14.

The Tax Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program. Los Altos has hosted a Tax Aide site for more than 15 years. Trained and certified volunteers meet with clients, review their paperwork and records, and prepare and electronically file both federal and state tax returns.


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