Hope’s Corner hosts virtual 5K fundraiser for one more week

The nonprofit Hope’s Corner in Mountain View is operating a virtual 5K through Aug. 5.

In trying time of COVID-19, ‘Renegades’ persevere at local retirement community

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Courtesy of Ben Green
Gary Lipe is among the tight-knit members of “The Renegade Floor” at The Terraces at Los Altos.

A group of residents at The Terraces at Los Altos dubbed “The Renegade Floor” have cultivated an atmosphere more reminiscent of a college dorm than a senior living community. Open doors, group meals and various social activities have been a hallmark of those who live at the Pine Lane senior residence.

Rotary Club speaker provides overview of autonomous vehicles


The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ speaker last week offered a glimpse into a future populated by driverless cars.

Jon Haveman, executive director of the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED), described at the July 9 virtual meeting “heaven” and “hell” scenarios. His nonprofit’s goal is to promote economic policy literacy among voters.

‘Midnight Stomp Series’ features whimsical birds

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Courtesy of Ginny Strock
“Electric Slide” is part of the “Midnight Stomp Series” by Pokey Park. The art is located on First Street.

This is the first in a series of columns written by members of the Los Altos Public Arts Commission. Monthly columns will take readers on a “tour” of art displayed across the city, highlighting one sculpture and including tidbits about both the artist and the work.

Nonprofit seeks volunteers to help homebound residents

Perfect Strangers, a national nonprofit organization that provides delivery services for vulnerable populations, seeks local volunteers to help buy groceries, pick up prescriptions and deliver other supplies to homebound residents.

Artist’s social experiments prove a hit with residents weary of pandemic

Courtesy of Karen Druker
A downtown Los Altos visitor adds to a list in which people were asked to describe their feelings about the pandemic in one word.

Karen Druker tried a social experiment the weekend of July 11-12, one she said proved more than fairly popular.

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