LAH resident heads committee honoring Japanese immigrants' arrival in U.S.

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Dr. Gary Cleary, from left, Nobuko Saito Cleary and Chikamori Matsudaira, who is wearing attire from 150 years ago, celebrate in Gold Hill the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in the U.S.

The American River Conservancy last month honored the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants on U.S. soil, celebrating the U.S.-Japan relationship.

A group of colonists from Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, arrived in Gold Hill in California’s Nevada County June 8, 1869, to start a tea and silk farm.

TheatreWorks SV relishes a Tony Award win

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Chairwoman of the Board Judy Heyboer, from left, Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Executive Director Phil Santora accept the Regional Theatre Tony Award during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall June 9.

Thrilling. Overwhelming. Humbling.

That’s how Phil Santora described accepting TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Regional Theatre Tony Award alongside Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Chairwoman of the Board Judy Heyboer June 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Local events highlight family-friendly 'Fourth'

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Last year’s Los Altos Hills Fourth of July parade, above, draws a sizable crowd of residents.

Residents can celebrate Independence Day Thursday at a variety of local events.

• The city of Los Altos’ Recreation and Community Services has scheduled its annual Glorious Fourth picnic 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

Community Briefs - Week of July 3

Arts & Wine Festival set for July 13 and 14

The 40th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 and 14 throughout downtown Los Altos.

The Los Altos Village Association-sponsored event will include more than 300 craft and arts booths, two food courts, three stages featuring live music and entertainment, and a free dance concert.

First Friday's patriotic theme salutes July

First Friday and Club 55 are set for a post-Fourth of July celebration with activities, live music and special promotions 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Attendees wearing red, white and blue may win prizes if the First Friday photographer captures their patriotic spirit. To spot the photographer, look for the person wearing a First Friday cap, carrying First Friday balloons and wearing a camera around his or her neck.

Local Arts Roundup : New Los Altos exhibitions revel in mystery, discovery

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Tinna Dinesen’s “Bright Blacksmith Anvil,” in oil and cold wax on wood panel, is among the works currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Following is a roundup of local arts events and exhibitions.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery presents “Transformation,” a new exhibition of work by Denmark native Tinna Dinesen, though July 28.

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