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Lively Foundation announces dates for International Dance Festival in Mtn. View

Gina Kermode/Special to the Town Crier
Elisabeth Kindler-Abali is slated to perform at this year’s International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley.

The Lively Foundation’s sixth annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley is scheduled June 20 to July 1 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The festival offers workshops, classes open to all levels of dancers and performances by internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers.

LA's San Juan dancers shine at competition

Courtesy of San Juan Dance
Anna “Ani” Yordanova, right, is scheduled to compete in the Dance Masters of America’s National Solo Title Competition and Convention this summer in New Orleans, accompanied by her sponsor, teacher Jordan Micek.

Four dancers from San Juan Dance in downtown Los Altos received honors at The Dance Masters of California competition, held March 4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Anna Yordanova, 10, who goes by “Ani,” was crowned Junior Miss Dance of California 2017. She started dancing at age 2 in “Mommy and Me” classes. She joined the dance studio’s San Juan Sensations – a competitive dance team – nearly four years ago and has “loved every second of being on the team,” she said.

Deer Hollow 'springs' into tours of historical farm

Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Deer Hollow Farm visitors can commune with the animals in their pens, pet the rabbits and chickens, sit by the pond to visit the ducks and geese, and see the farm’s new babies – lambs and kids – and resident cows, Luna and Roxie.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Spring Farm Tours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 and May 6 at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

The tours offer children and their families the opportunity to learn about homestead farming as practiced 150 years ago. Participants can visit the animals in their pens, pet the rabbits and chickens, sit by the pond to visit the ducks and geese, and see the farm’s new babies – lambs and kids – and resident cows, Luna and Roxie.

Los Altos physician explores integrative forms of healing

When Los Altos resident Erica Weirich, M.D., traveled to Bhutan on behalf of the Global Health Research Foundation, she came across a surprisingly healthy country.

Weirich observed that Bhutan’s self-created and integrative system of Eastern and Western healing resulted in significant improvements in health indices, far beyond those in similar nations.

Former U.S. Rep. Campbell speaks at SPARC meeting

Howard Bischoff/Town Crier
Tom Campbell speaks in Los Altos Hills last week.

Former five-term U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell returned to the Peninsula March 15, telling members of the South Peninsula Area Coalition that one aspect of the U.S. Supreme Court that is changing involves legislating.

Campbell appeared before 100 SPARC members at Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills.

GreenTown leader 'excited' about nonprofit's mission

Courtesy of Gary Hedden
Kris Jensen provides leadership as executive director of GreenTown Los Altos.

Imagine a Los Altos where bicycle use is everywhere and the majority of cars are electric.

That’s a Los Altos Kris Jensen would like to see. He’s the new executive director of GreenTown Los Altos, the nonprofit environmental advocacy group celebrating its 10th year of operations.

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