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Los Altos History Museum celebrates 40 years with garden party set for July 23


Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum
The J. Gilbert Smith House, shown here in an artist’s watercolor rendering, has been a mainstay of Los Altos historical activities since its conversion to a museum in 1977. The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a 40th anniversary garden party July 23.

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a “Summer Garden Party Under the Oaks” 5-8 p.m. July 23 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The dinner will honor community leaders who have supported the museum over the past 40 years, including past museum presidents, major donors, former Los Altos and Los Altos Hills mayors and longtime volunteers.

SJSU president tells Rotary she's proud of legacy, focused on future


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San Jose State President Mary Papazian addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos June 22.

Newly inaugurated San Jose State University President Mary A. Papazian offered an enthusiastic assessment of “the oldest public university in the West” during a June 22 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos, emphasizing the university’s focus on a successful future.

Papazian, appointed July 1, 2016, before taking office May 4, pointed to San Jose State’s deep roots in the area, dating back to its 1857 founding. She asked Rotarians who were either Spartan alums or had family members who attended the school to stand. Approximately half of the people in the room stood up.

Couple donates $250K to Humane Society SV


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Judy and George Marcus attend the recent Fur Ball with their canine companions. 

Los Altos Hills resident Judy Marcus had four dates for the recent Fur Ball gala supporting Humane Society Silicon Valley: husband George and their three dogs, Zoey, Peppy and Coco.

The Marcuses, who adopted all three dogs from the Humane Society, donated $250,000 to the nonprofit organization at April’s Fur Ball fundraiser in Atherton. That’s the most anyone has ever donated at the Fur Ball, which generated a record $2.6 million in its 14th year. The money supports its “Paint a Better Future” campaign aimed at preventing unwanted births, treating at-risk pets, finding homes for animals and educating owners.

LAH resident optimistic in wake of Japan city rebuilt after earthquake and tsunami


Photo courtesy of Nobuko Saito Cleary
Los Altos Hills resident Nobuko Saito Cleary participates in a tree-planting ceremony in the earthquake-ravaged town of Rikuzentakata. 

When a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region of Japan six years ago, Los Altos Hills resident Nobuko Saito led a local relief effort.

The victims in the devastated area did not forget. Saito Cleary, member of the U.S.-Japan Council, was recently invited to visit one of the hardest-hit cities, Rikuzentakata, where she participated in a ceremonial tree-planting ceremony and witnessed a city almost completely rebuilt.

Local July 4 celebrations: parade, park and pancakes

Eddie
Alice Sakamoto/Special to the Town Crier
Eddie, Los Altos Hills Vice Mayor John Radford’s pup, leads the town’s July 4 parade Tuesday.

Parade

A parade from Los Altos Hills' Town Hall to Gardner Bullis Elementary starts off nearby July 4 celebrations at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. The super-local affair, which tends to draw vastly more participants than spectators, gives families a chance to decorate their bikes, scooters and strollers for the 700 yard journey, which culminates in a traditional watermelon snack. 

Schola Cantorum schedules Monday night sing-alongs

Schola Cantorum has scheduled its annual Summer Sings series 7:30 p.m. Mondays July 10 through Aug. 14 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The sing-alongs are designed to provide an opportunity for singers in the Bay Area to join together as a community and perform choral works, without the commitment of rehearsals or the pressure of performing for an audience.


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