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At the Library

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

• 7 p.m. today: Landscape designer Deva Luna will discuss “Design-It-Yourself Native Plant Gardens.”

Concert aims to help displaced Mexican families

A concert to benefit families forced out of Chiapas, Mexico, because of a political war is scheduled 7 p.m. July 22 at Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos, 858 University Ave.

Performers will include Bay Area musicians Bruce Herman, Chris Fernandez, Christine Abraham, Jamie Mulfinger and Emily Schmeichel-Frank, playing a wide array of music, including Broadway hits. Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the door.

Los Altos Hills native hits the road from London to Mongolia

Courtesy of The Mongol Rally
Lawrence Jau of Los Altos Hills plans to participate in next week’s grueling Mongol Rally.

A Los Altos Hills native plans to embark on a 10,000-mile drive from London to Mongolia in the 13th annual Mongol Rally, set to start next week.

First-time participant Lawrence Jau said the rally is an opportunity to “start trying to live life a little more in the moment and appreciate what I have – and really not fear the unknown.

Los Altos offers free summer concerts at Hillview, Grant parks

The city of Los Altos’ 15th annual Summer Concert Series continues 6 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 3, with free performances alternating between Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave., and Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave.

The lineup and locations:

Binge Watching: Online show recommendations for the summer include these comedies


It’s summer – the time when the major networks’ prime-time shows, for the most part, go on hiatus, leaving even more time to catch up on streaming and online shows on your watch lists.

Edible garden visits offer a crash course in DIY veggies

Edible Garden
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Shirin Cooper works in her edible garden, a labor of love marked by occasional bouts of frustration.

A celebration of edible gardens will open local homes to hundreds of curious visitors this weekend, with demonstrations, snacks and advice on how to start from scratch.

Los Altos resident Shirin Cooper will host visitors in her newly grown kitchen garden, whose sprawling planters occupy a front yard once filled with grass.

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