From underdog to top dog: MV club-trained pit bull named AKC Obedience Trial Champion


Courtesy of Southard Photography
Jasmine, an 11-year-old pit bull, performs for owner Nan Daley at a recent show.

Jasmine kept her eyes fixed on the squirrels trotting between the grass field to trees for coverage, yet she remained still. That is, in close proximity to her treat-in-hand partner Nan Daley.

Seven-year-old Jasmine, sporting a coat of gray and white, with her right ear slightly tucked, is a pit bull. Trained by the Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club in Mountain View, she was awarded the Obedience Trial Champion title from the American Kennel Club in the spring.

Save the Date - Week of July 31

Friday through Aug. 11

Summer Sidewalk Sale, downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Sept. 7 and 8

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Castro Street. Information: mountainview.miramarevents.com.

At the Library - Week of July 31

The following events are scheduled in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

• 4-5 p.m. first and third Mondays of the month: A knit and crochet circle serves all skill levels.

Los Altos resident Lloyd and SoCal partner Weiss qualify for Ballroom Dance World Championships


Courtesy of Monique Lloyd
Charles Lloyd of Los Altos and partner Hanna Weiss, front, recently qualified for the Ballroom Dance World Championships, set for January in Atlanta.

 

Without Facebook, National Ballroom Dance champions Charles Lloyd and Hanna Weiss may never have met.

Teacher, author Esther Wojcicki explains 'Woj Way' to Rotary Club audience


Wojcicki

 

After her experience as a journalism teacher at San Carlos High School, Esther Wojcicki joined the staff at Palo Alto High and created its media arts program.

Residents gather to celebrate new heritage orchard sign

Bruce Barton/Town Crier

The Los Altos Heritage Orchard has been a registered historic landmark since 1978, but it never had its own sign – until this month. City workers installed the orchard’s first sign – facing San Antonio Road, between city hall and the Los Altos main library – and 79 residents gathered there July 12 to celebrate it. Mayor Lynette Lee Eng attended the impromptu event, biologist Jane Packard brought fresh apricots and local businesswoman Catherine Nunes brought dried ones. Writer Robin Chapman gave a quick talk on the orchard’s history. Other attendees included Margo Horn and Larry Lang from the Los Altos Historical Commission; Elisabeth Ward, executive director of the Los Altos History Museum; Phil Doetsch, the orchard’s orchardist; Lisa Chung, representing State Sen. Jerry Hill’s office; and Pinky Whalen, Los Altos Historic Preservation Award recipient. The Los Altos History Museum plans to hold a more formal dedication ceremony later this summer.


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