Los Altos historian to interview famed valley orchardist Charles J. Olson

Courtesy of Robin Chapman
Charles J. Olson of Sunnyvale and Robin Chapman of Los Altos attend the closing of Olson’s famous fruit stand, C. J. Olson’s Cherries, in Sunnyvale last year. The two are scheduled to share the stage at a discussion at the Saratoga Library 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Los Altos historian Robin Chapman is scheduled to interview orchardist Charles J. Olson of Sunnyvale – founder of C.J. Olson’s Cherries – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Saratoga Library.

The Saratoga Historical Foundation persuaded Olson, 84, to make a rare personal appearance to discuss his life and legacy with Chapman, a former television reporter and author of “California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley.”

Cantabile Youth Singers crowned gold medalist at European Choir Games

Photo courtesy of Cantabile Youth Singers
The locally based Cantabile Youth Singers earned a gold medal and a silver diploma at the fourth European Choir Games last month. 

After competing against 171 other choral groups, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley won a top-level gold medal and a silver diploma last month at the fourth European Choir Games.

Cantabile, based in Los Altos and Los Gatos, spent a week in Gothenburg, Sweden, vying for medals against choirs from 47 countries. More than 6,300 singers participated in the annual event, held Aug. 3-10.

MV Historical Association event pays homage to former Eagle Shack

Courtesy of Mountain View Historical Association
The Mountain View Historical Association is hosting a party with live music, dancing and light refreshments, a nostalgic nod to Mountain View Union High School’s former Eagle Shack.


The Mountain View Historical Association has scheduled “Back to the Eagle Shack,” an afternoon of music and memories, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd.

New Morning Forum season underway

The 70th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is underway.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, the Morning Forum boasts 450 local members. The series features 16 speakers who appear 10 a.m. every other Tuesday from September through the beginning of June at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Save the Date – Week of Sept. 25


Los Altos Village Association’s Beer Stroll, 6-9 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Tickets are $40. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Hills History Committee panel tells 'Tales of Moody Road'

The Los Altos Hills History Committee has scheduled the presentation “Tales of Moody Road” 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday in the town hall council chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Jitze Couperus, member of the History Committee and chairman of the town’s Planning Commission, will moderate the discussion, which will focus on Moody Road’s history as a lively center of action and its role in town controversies during its formative years.

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