Schola to perform winning entry in student poetry contest

Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley has launched a poetry contest for high school students, with the winning poem 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.

Local Arts Roundup: Black and white and 'Green' all over

Courtesy of Gallery 9
“Vessels” is on display for the month at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos Hills residents Tom and Marj Green specialize in black-and-white photography. Their online exhibition, “Seeing in Black & White,” is posted on the town’s Digital Art Gallery through the end of September at

The Greens said their images find beauty in common objects and capture how they work with light and shadow to evoke a mood or tell a story.

At the Library – Week of Sept. 4

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit


Los Altos Hills resident reflects on 'Lone Ranger' radio career


Long before entertainment consisted of bingeing the latest Netflix program or watching 20-somethings find love on a reality show, people would sit by the radio and wait for their favorite radio drama to start.

Los Altos Hills resident Dave Parker was one of the voices listeners heard. From 1948 to 1951, Parker was part of the cast of “The Lone Ranger,” the old-time Western classic about a masked hero that aired nationally.

Nature Gallery's 'Cats Rock' party supports rescue group

Courtesy of Carol Garsten
Los Altos residents Corrie Dunne, at keyboard, and Mary Gospe comprise the folk/rock duo Song Garden, set to perform at the “Cats Rock” fundraiser.

Nature Gallery is scheduled to host “Cats Rock,” a wine-tasting party and fundraiser for Nine Lives Foundation, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the shop. 296 State St., Los Altos.

“Over the past 15 years, I have adopted three loving feline friends from Nine Lives, and I am so happy to be supporting the great work of the foundation,” said Carol Garsten, Nature Gallery owner.

Festival art, food & fun come to Castro Street this weekend

Photos Courtesy of Miramar Events
A crowd of Mountain View Art & Wine Festival revelers celebrates at a previous year’s event, above. An artist paints at the Mountain View festival, left.

The 48th annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is set to take over Castro Street in downtown Mountain View this weekend, providing an array of art, food, beverages and entertainment.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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