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Local towns schedule softball game Aug. 17

Residents of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills are encouraged to register for the second community softball game between the two cities, scheduled 1-3 p.m. Aug. 17. The coed game – meant as a friendly, cross-town rivalry competition – will take place at Rosita Park, 401 Rosita Ave., Los Altos. Participation is free and open to all adult residents. To register for the game, contact Sarah Robustelli at 947-2518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Admission is free; refreshments will be sold. For more information, visit

Mtn. View Tennis offers summer classes

Mountain View Tennis’ summer recreation classes are scheduled July 27 through Aug. 30 at Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman, Cooper and Sylvan parks. Day and evening classes for all ages and skill levels are offered; fees vary by class. In addition, weekly summer tennis camps for ages 7-14 run through Aug. 16 at Cuesta. To register and for more information, call 967-5955 or visit

Stars come out Thursday night

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Mountain View High’s Danny Olsen secures the ball after taking a hit last fall. Olsen intends to dish out the hits at safety in Thursday’s Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Game. His North teammates include Miguel Tepepa and Tyler St. Laurent of Los Altos High and St. Francis High’s Matthew Azzopardi.

There’s no getting around the fact that Thursday night’s Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Game is an exhibition, yet that doesn’t mean the football players and coaches are taking it lightly.

“The coaches remind us to have fun, but winning comes first,” Mountain View High safety/halfback Danny Olsen said. “At the end of the day, we’re competitors.”

Local family collects soccer equipment for Ethiopia

Courtesy of Ernie Ross
Ernie Ross, lacing up a pair of cleats, recently brought 300 pounds of donated soccer equipment to an Ethiopian orphanage.

When a family friend asked Alex Fairey if she had any old soccer equipment to donate to an orphanage in Ethiopia, the Los Altos resident was eager to help. Fairey not only handed over her kids’ old soccer gear, she also reached out to the community for donations.

She asked friends to donate and posted information about the drive on the Nextdoor website. Three weeks later, Fairey and her family had collected more than 300 pounds of cleats, jerseys, socks, referee gear, trophies, balls and more.

Two MVLA soccer teams headed to nationals this week

A pair of teams from the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club have qualified for the national semifinals.

MVLA 04G Barcelona ECNL and MVLA 05B Pumas NPL are scheduled to begin play in the final four of their respective age groups this week.

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