Local musican gets into the swing of things


Courtesy of Kelley James
Los Altos native, musician and golfer Kelley James, right, watches his shot during last month’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament.

Los Altos native, musician and golfer Kelley James represented his hometown at last month’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament.

Now based in Los Angeles, the singer, rapper and songwriter partnered with Korean golfer Si-Woo Kim in the annual event.

Cal Water begins LAH water main installation

California Water Service began a water infrastructure upgrade in Los Altos Hills last week aimed at strengthening water system reliability for customers’ everyday needs and firefighters’ emergency needs.

The project, expected to be completed at the end of May, includes the installation of 4,032 feet of new 6- and 8-inch PVC water main and 37 new individual customer service connections.

Museum debuts renovated tank house: Unveiling ceremony planned for March 21


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The Los Altos History Museum’s newly renovated tank house is cause for a celebration, scheduled March 21.

Paying homage to the area’s agricultural history, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a ceremony to unveil its newly renovated tank house 2-5 p.m. March 21.

The event is part of the opening reception for the museum’s exhibition “In the Fields of the North/En los Campos del Norte,” on display through June 21.

State offers homeowners grants for seismic retrofitting


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Seismic retrofitting protects a house from potential earthquake damage by bolting it to its foundation and adding bracing around the crawlspace.

Residents of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills in the 94022 and 94024 ZIP codes are eligible to register for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program, which this year will provide $3,000 grants to more than 4,000 homeowners in California to retrofit their homes. The deadline to apply is March 19.

Seismic retrofitting protects a house from potential earthquake damage by bolting it to its foundation and adding bracing around the crawlspace.

Peninsula Symphony presents sounds of Violins of Hope in two concerts this weekend


Courtesy of Lina Broydo
Lina Broydo of Los Altos Hills plays a restored violin at the Los Gatos New Museum that was once owned and played by musicians at Nazi concentration camps during World War II. A violinmaker spent 20 years restoring the instruments – the Violins of Hope – as a tribute to those who died. 

 

Musicians of the Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony are scheduled to perform with the Violins of Hope 8 p.m. Friday at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and 8 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Theatre in Campbell.

MV Public Safety Foundation supports city's police, fire departments


Courtesy of Joy Garza
Led by executive director Joy Garza, above, the Mountain View Public Safety Foundation continues to expand.

The Mountain View Public Safety Foundation supported Mountain View Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services for five years by providing some of the funds for training, technology and equipment – and it was an all-volunteer effort.

That all changed in 2019 as the nonprofit MVPSF began to grow. The first staff member – executive director Joy Garza – was hired early last year and the organization hosted its first fundraiser last fall. Now, as it continues to expand, MVPSF has set bigger and broader goals for 2020.


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