Not letting go of his 'egg-o'

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A young participant in last year’s spring egg hunt at Hillview Soccer Field snags a big catch. This year’s city of Los Altos-sponsored event is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the field, 97 Hillview Ave. Activities will include games, singing, dancing and the egg hunt, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Literature expert highlights Shakespeare's enduring legacy


Professor Emeritus Elliot Engel explained the enduring legacy of William Shakespeare in his April 2 Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation, “Shakespeare 400 Years Later: More Alive than Ever.”

“Although Shakespeare died in 1616, he is the greatest person who picked up a pen and wrote,” Engel said. “He’s our greatest writer and always will be. Because Shakespeare wrote plays, he wanted his words to roll over us as we listened to them.”

Dance festival comes to Mtn. View in May


The Lively Foundation has scheduled its seventh annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley in May at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 800 Church St.

Highlights of the festival include the Full Day of Dance, slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, and the Festival Concert, set for 3 p.m. May 19.

Pet of the Week, April 17

Courtesy of Pets In Need

Gracie is an 8-month-old pit bull mix available for adoption through Pets In Need. She’s a sweet “pupper” and is full of spunk, according to Pets In Need reps. “She’d make a great exercise buddy, as she’s full of energy, and our volunteers say she’s a dream on-leash,” they said. Gracie already knows “sit,” and she would benefit from a family that’s willing to teach her more commands and tricks. For more information on Gracie and other animals available for adoption, call Pets In Need at 496-5971, visit or stop by the facility at 3281 E. Bayshore Road in Palo Alto, noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Loyola station participates in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society challenge

Courtesy of Loyola Fire Station
Tiffany Woods of the Loyola Fire Station makes it to the top of Seattle’s Columbia Center.

Last month, 28 members of the Santa Clara County Fire Department, including two firefighters who work in Los Altos, participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge.

Logun Fagundes and Tiffany Woods of the Loyola Fire Station were among the 2,000 firefighters from throughout the world who climbed 69 flights of stairs in Seattle’s Columbia Center – the second tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi – wearing their full turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatuses.

Community Briefs - Week of April 17

AAUW introduces Tech Trek Scholars

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled a Fiesta Lunch to introduce its middle-school scholarship winners noon to 2 p.m. May 5 in the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

The organization’s Tech Trek Scholars for this summer’s AAUW Tech Trek Grace Hopper Science Camp, held on the Stanford University campus July 14-20, are girls who attend middle schools in Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

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