Foothills Amateur Radio Society hosts field day for observers

Foothills Amateur Radio Society is scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio at Amateur Radio Field Day June 23-24.

The 24-hour event will begin 11 a.m. June 23 and end 11 a.m. June 24 in a field owned by Maryknoll Residence, directly across the street from Rancho San Antonio Park at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

Celebrate Earth's resources with creative repurposing

Imagine this: If all people on our precious planet consumed food, clothing and goods at the rate Americans consume, we would need more than 5.1 Earths to sustain us. The problem is that we have only one.

The products we consume impact people and the planet throughout their lifecycle: from extraction, production and distribution to consumption and disposal. Businesses are producing products to maximize profits. Consumers are purchasing to minimize costs. But the costs to the environment and our future are often not included on either side of the equation.

GreenTown hosts night bike ride

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled an 18-mile summer solstice night bike ride June 21, with check-in beginning 7 p.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 367 State St., Los Altos.

After departing Peet’s, cyclists will bike under Highway 101 and arrive at Palo Alto’s Baylands preserve to enjoy the sunset at approximately 8:30 p.m. The group will return to Los Altos via the Stevens Creek Trail as it gets dark, with an optional stop in Mountain View for hot chocolate, coffee and socializing.

Morning Forum of Los Altos explores 'Mozart and Mythology'


Robert Hartwell, Ed.D., professor of music and media studies at Foothill College, took the Morning Forum of Los Altos on a musical and historical journey May 22 with his presentation on “Mozart and Mythology.”

Hartwell, chairman of the music department at Foothill, teaches classes in music history, music of multicultural America and contemporary American culture. He is committed to welcoming the uninitiated into classical music, co-authoring a three-volume series on the history of Western music.

Film features Hiroshima survivor who preaches message of peace

Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Los Altos Hills resident Nobuko Saito Cleary, from left, Stanford University Professor Emeritus Barton Bernstein and Japanese historian Shigeaki Mori meet recently at Saito Cleary’s home to discuss the events that led to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945.

Shigeaki Mori remembers the day he was “inside the mushroom cloud,” when the atom bomb hit Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945. The 8-year-old boy, thrown into a stream, couldn’t see his hands in front of him in the pitch-black darkness as he got out of the water and wandered in fear amid the chaos and carnage around him.

That infamous day, which cost nearly 150,000 lives, continues to consume Mori at age 81. It inspired his life’s purpose as a historian. Still-lingering physical ailments are constant reminders of that day nearly 73 years ago.

Museum hosts apricot-tasting competition

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to host the “Apricot STEM Fair” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Local residents, organizations and businesses may enter their apricot specialties in the food-tasting competition. Contestants may enter up to three categories – Appetizers and Preserves, Entrees, and Fruit and Desserts – which will be judged by a panel of local leaders. Visitors to the fair may also join the tasting as a People’s Choice Judge by purchasing a $5 badge for each category at the fair.

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