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Children's concert series targets preschool set in MV

The “Sing a Summer Song” series of concerts for children and families is scheduled to kick off 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Park, adjacent to the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Subsequent concerts are slated 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 1. The 45-minute, all-ages concerts are particularly suited to preschoolers.

Los Altos Hills Youth Commission volunteers clear litter in park

Courtesy of Chris Vargas
One of 15 youth volunteers helps clear debris from trees at Purissima Park in Los Altos Hills last month.

The Los Altos Hills Youth Commission last month gathered volunteers for the annual Earth Day Cleanup to help clear the litter near Purissima Park, Interstate 280, Deer Creek Lane and O’Keefe Preserve.

Fifteen “enthusiastic and motivated volunteers” attended the cleanup, according to Mondy Ahy, a youth commissioner who participated in and helped plan the April 27 event.

Rotary Club of Los Altos presentation tackles problem of ageism

Parker Martin

When someone remarks, “You look good for your age,” it may be meant as a compliment, but it demonstrates the underlying ageism of American society, according to an advocate for senior living and care who spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Altos May 18.

Jeannee Parker Martin is president and CEO of LeadingAge California, which aims to prevent ageism and champion citizen services for older adults – traditionally those over age 65. LeadingAge California’s mission addresses policy, education and public awareness.

LAH art committee seeing 'Blue' with new sculpture installation

Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Los Altos Hills art aficionados and town officials unveil the new outdoor sculpture “Blue” in Edith Park May 25.

The Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee celebrated the installation of the late artist Jean Birkland McCandless’ abstract sculpture “Blue” at a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 25 in Edith Park.

The ceremony marked the opening of what the committee envisions may become the first in a group of small neighborhood parks that feature public art.

Charismatic trot at Kiwanis Pet Parade leads three-legged dog to new home

Courtesy of Humane Society Silicon Valley
Denver the three-legged dog, right, has new owners, Los Altos residents Brandon Hamilton and Jessica Chang, and a new canine companion, Peewee, thanks to participation in the Pet Parade.

Aplucky mutt who led Humane Society Silicon Valley’s parade group last week in the Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade drew the eye with his confident, if lopsided, trot. Humane Society veterinarians had recently amputated one of Denver the dog’s front legs after he was transferred to them from a shelter in Stockton.

“This dog showed very little displeasure with life as he hopped the full distance of the parade, enjoying every animal big and small in his path,” said Del Owen, the Los Altos resident who runs Fina Boutique on State Street.

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History Museum hosts display on Eichlers

The Los Altos History Museum explores the legacy of Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision in its latest exhibition, “Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses,” scheduled to run through Oct. 8.

The show includes photos, Mid-Century Modern iconic furniture, memorabilia and the history of Eichler’s impact on the Bay Area between 1949 and 1974. Grandson Steven Eichler served as curator of the exhibition.

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