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Foothills Congregational hosts rummage sale

Foothills Congregational Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

The sale will feature thousands of gently used items including clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, housewares, furniture, linens, craft supplies and home decor.

New stage doubles the talent at 2017 Fine Art in the Park

Courtesy of Rotary Club of Los Altos
Los Altos resident Maggie Wing is scheduled to perform on the North Stage at the upcoming Rotary Club of Los Altos Fine Art in the Park event.

The musical talent at this year’s Fine Art in the Park open-air art show will take two stages to showcase.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ annual event is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 20 and 21 in Lincoln Park.

Art professional's keen eye makes for winning Fine Art in the Park

Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Carol Dabb enjoys being surrounded by art in her Los Altos home.

Note: The online version of this article clarifies Carol Dabb and Royce Cablayan's roles in the art show as co-chairs of a committee overseeing selection and placement of artists. The chairperson of this year's Fine Art in the Park is Kathy Berry. The event's operations co-chairmen are John Bogart and Mark Rogge.

Carol Dabb has made a successful career of having an eye for art. She’s now using that talent to help raise record proceeds for Rotary Club of Los Altos programs.

The longtime Los Altos resident and art consultant is serving her second year as co-chairwoman of the club’s arts subcommittee for the annual Fine Art in the Park show, scheduled this year 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 20 and 21 in Lincoln Park. Royce Cablayan is co-chairman.

Karen Druker: Ardent believer in the power of art


Los Altos Hills resident Karen Druker has devoted her retirement years to art.

Transit guru Diridon touts high-speed rail benefits at Rotary Club of Los Altos meeting

Charles Lindauer/ Rotary Club of Los Altos
Rod Diridon Sr. addresses Rotary Club of Los Altos members April 13.

Considered the “father” of modern transit service in Silicon Valley, Rod Diridon Sr. touted how the implementation of high-speed rail would make the Bay Area and California among the most efficient and sustainable systems in the world.

Diridon, emeritus executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute, delivered this message during his April 13 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

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