Young siblings ‘spawn’ nonprofit to help with pandemic

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Alec and Stella Kirnos display products produced through their nonprofit, Spawn Toys. Proceeds benefit the CDC Foundation and the NAACP.

Two young siblings from Los Altos aren’t just waiting out the pandemic – they are taking action to help others get through it.

Local arts roundup: Galleries continue to show through pandemic

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Ayelet Gal-On’s mixed-media work, “Daily Walk,” is on display at Gallery 9.

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Gallery 9 continues to display the work of its artists in its downtown Los Altos storefront window as members discuss the prospect of reopening.

Foundation moves quickly to help during pandemic

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Back in January, Adin Miller was settling into his role as the new executive director of Los Altos Community Foundation. But just a few months into the job, the world changed.
“It’s been an amazing six months,” the upbeat Miller said last week.

Installation ceremony for new downtown sculpture set for Sunday

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Dodi by HYBYCOZO glows in magenta at night.

Members of the newly formed nonprofit Arts Los Altos have scheduled an unveiling for their first art installation 8 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 2). 

The beat goes on: Longtime LAH resident celebrates life through Jazzercise

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Barb Peterson, celebrating 40 years as a Jazzercise instructor, streams a class from home.

With 40 years of teaching Jazzercise under her belt, Barb Peterson says she’s now in better shape than ever.

St. Simon takes choirs online amid pandemic

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St. Simon Catholic Parish’s children’s choir, Joyful Noise, meets online to work on music.

Singers at St. Simon Catholic Parish in Los Altos have found new ways to perform remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, including video productions and Zoom rehearsals.

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