Friedman's book relates dance, garden experiences


Dancer and choreographer Leslie Friedman, founder of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley and artistic director of The Lively Foundation, recently released a book, “The Dancer’s Garden.”

The book features short essays on dance, life and starting and maintaining a garden in Mountain View. The gardener, Friedman said, faces the challenges of native plants, persistent invasions by world-conquering weeds and rain.

Diabetes program yields results for CSA clients

Community Services Agency’s Challenge Diabetes Program, funded by El Camino Hospital for the past four years, aims to improve the health of vulnerable members of the community who are diabetic or prediabetic.

The program includes clients at CSA, West Valley Community Services and Sunnyvale Community Services.

Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings Program continues

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s Summer Sings Program, which brings together music-lovers to sing the works of the great composers under the baton of renowned California conductors, is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Monday and Aug. 12 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program is designed for anyone interested in learning about the masterpieces and singing with a community.

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:

Sept. 7 and 8

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

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

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

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