Schola Cantorum choir to perform winning entry in student poetry contest

Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley recently launched a poetry contest for high school students, with the winning poem being set to new music and performed by the 75-voice ensemble.

Young poets are asked to submit work under the theme “California’s Natural Beauty.” All poems must have a title and be 20 lines or fewer. Any rhyme style is accepted except free verse.

Confronting Domestic Violence: Domestic abuse victim breaks free, but safety planning never stops


The is the final installment in Darlene’s five-part series on the effects of domestic violence.

Peninsula Symphony moves free summer concert to Grant Park


The Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony has scheduled its annual free summer concert 6:30 p.m. June 22 in Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave. The location is a change from its usual venue of Hillview Park, which is undergoing construction for the new community center.

Conductor and artistic director Mitchell Sardou Klein said this year’s concert reflects the wonders of space and its heroes.

Amateur Radio Field Day set for June 22-23

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society will demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio during the 24-hour Amateur Radio Field Day, scheduled 11 a.m. June 22 to 11 a.m. June 23 in a field owned by Maryknoll Residence, located directly across the street from Rancho San Antonio Park at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

The society will operate three radio stations and attempt to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America. They will communicate using voice, Morse code radio and digital radio. More than 37,500 amateur radio operators participated in last year’s event.

LA-LAH 'State of Cities' takes on 'Rose-y' appeal

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Julie Rose, center, 2019 Walter and Marie Singer Award winner, is flanked by, from left, Crystal Yu of Rep. Anna Eshoo’s office, State Sen. Jerry Hill, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and Assemblyman Marc Berman.

For 20 years as president of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, Julie Rose honored local business leaders who showed exemplary community service with the annual Walter and Marie Singer Business Volunteer Award.

This year, the now-former Chamber president became one of those honorees.

Community Briefs - week of June 12

Jazz trio performs at Wunderman House

Jazz musicians Charlie McCarthy, Larry Vuckovich and Doug Miller are scheduled to perform 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.

McCarthy has performed with Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. Miller, a bassist, has shared the stage with the orchestras of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Vuckovich is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in August.

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