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Downtown Los Altos First Friday recognizes Cinco de Mayo

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Fully Funded is scheduled to perform Friday during downtown Los Altos First Friday festvities. 

This month’s First Friday festivities will feature a Cinco de Mayo theme.

First Friday – including live entertainment, children’s activities, extended store hours and special promotions – is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Troop 37 commemorates 100 years in Los Altos

Courtesy of Troop 37
Troop 37 Boy Scouts and their fathers visit Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island last summer. The troop celebrates its centennial this year.

As the city of Los Altos marks its 65th year, local Boy Scout Troop 37 celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Formerly known as Troop 1, the group formed seven years after the Boys Scouts of America was founded. It is one of the oldest troops in the country.

Rockin’ at the Discovery Shop

 The Discovery Shop in Los Altos has scheduled its annual “Be a Gem, Buy a Jewel” sale this weekend, benefiting the American Cancer Society. Organizers promise an “outstanding collection” of men’s designer watches, 14-carat earrings, gemstone rings and jade necklaces. The sale is slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 28 and 29) at the shop, 243 Main St. Showcasing some of the merchandise are, from left, Barbara Guard, store manager Ardy Bazarian and Pat Reilly. For more information, call 949-0505 or visit cancer.org/discovery.


Community Briefs

Volunteers needed for Sudden Oak Death event

The wet winter of 2017 could make this one of the worst years for spread of Sudden Oak Death, according to organizers of the annual Sudden Oak Death Blitz, scheduled 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

At the Blitz event, experts will train volunteers to help UC Berkeley researchers track the spread of Sudden Oak Death, which has killed millions of California trees, including many local oaks.

Local event puts up big numbers in support of Zimbabwe orphans

Courtesy of Ellen Clark
Ellie Clark, 4, of Soquel, left, is decked out in leopard face paint as she looks up to Alexis Shohet, center, and Kela Mavhera, right. Shohet, a Carlmont High School student, took second place in the high school division of the Run for Zimbabwe, while Mavhera, a Riverside resident, finished the 1-mile race with a time of 5:26. The Zimbabwe flag hangs in back.

The 18th annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair generated 354 runners, 83 artists and more than 1,000 used pairs of shoes donated for underprivileged kids in Africa.

Organizers said the event, held March 26 at St. Joseph School in Mountain View, also generated approximately $32,000 for the Makumbi Children’s Home.

Local talent ready to go 'Live!' Saturday at LAHS

Town Crier File Photo
Accomplished harpist Danielle Nam of Los Altos leads a multigenerational parade of talent at Los Altos Live!, scheduled Saturday.

The ninth annual Los Altos Live! talent show is scheduled 7 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Theater on the Los Altos High School campus, 201 Almond Ave.

The talent show usually features more than 75 performers in 20 different acts, ranging from dance groups to singers and musicians.

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