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Union Presbyterian hosts 4th of July pancake breakfast

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled its 45th annual Independence Day Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church’s Bailey Hall and on the adjacent patio, 858 University Ave.

The menu will include pancakes, fruit, sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea. This year’s food donors include the Milk Pail Market, De Martini Orchard, Safeway, Costco, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s and Lucky Supermarkets.

Honoring historical homes

Five Los Altos residents recently received plaques acknowledging their homes’ historical status. Three of the homeowners attended a ceremony at the Los Altos History Museum June 5, where Nomi Trapnell, chairwoman of the Los Altos Historical Commission, recognized and thanked them for their commitment to preserving the historical character of their homes. The owners of more than 40 Los Altos homes have now received such plaques. The homes this year included a 1905 farmhouse, a 1913 Craftsman and a 1920 Colonial. The homeowners shared a few personal stories about the history of their homes at the event. Pictured are, front row, from left: Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, Pam Walker, Trapnell, Margo Horn and Sara and William Acevedo. Back: Larry Lang, John Walker, Daniil Reouk and Qing Bai.

Mtn. View named finalist for National Recreation and Park Association award

The National Recreation and Park Association named the city of Mountain View’s Community Services Department a finalist for a National Gold Medal Award for the second consecutive year.

“We are very excited and humbled by the recognition as a finalist member for the National Recreation and Park Association’s Gold Medal Award,” said J.P. de la Montaigne, the city’s community services director.

Cheeseballs headline Thursday Night Live! series in MV

The city of Mountain View’s Thursday Night Live series! continues 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and July 13 and 27 on Castro Street between Mercy and Villa streets.

The weekly events feature live music, a farmers’ market, a classic-car show and children’s activities. Attendees 21 and older may purchase beer and wine.

Los Altos libraries offer 'Reading by Design' summer program for children and adults

The Santa Clara County Library District’s “Reading by Design” summer program aims to inspire children, teens and adults with a host of free activities and events.

Celebrating the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists and architects, the program, which runs through July 31, encourages participants to explore individual creativity while designing new learning opportunities.

Quota awards scholarships, grants

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Quota International presented scholarships and grants last month. Pictured are, from left, Sarah Perez, scholarship chairwoman; Sandra Hernandez, Terry Morris Scholarship recipient; and Scholarship Committee members Melba Williams-Swanson and Phylita Skov.

Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos held its annual awards luncheon May 17 at Michaels at Shoreline, celebrating members’ yearlong fundraising efforts that provide college scholarships and support community agencies offering assistance to the deaf and hard of hearing and to disadvantaged women and children.

Jocelyn Lopez received the Quota Roundtable Scholarship; Sandra Hernandez, the Terry Morris Scholarship; and Charles Oleand, the Eva Mockbee and Quota Club scholarships.

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