Community Briefs

Final free summer concert set for Thursday

The city of Los Altos’ 15th annual Summer Concert Series is scheduled to conclude 6 p.m. Thursday with a free performance by Lyin’ I’s at Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave.

For more information, call 947-2790 or visit

Pet Pause: Cat care: Keep your feline from becoming overweight and diabetic


One of the common problems we see with cat care is that they are overweight and, in extreme cases, diabetic.

Club 55 and Up event set for Friday

Local residents mingle at a previous Club 55 event on the Costume Bank patio.

The next Club 55 and Up, a pop-up nightclub for local residents ages 55 and over, is scheduled 6-8:30 p.m. Friday on the patio at the Costume Bank, 169 State St., Los Altos.

The event will feature music and food; attendees are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine to share.

Antique expert Yvaska headlines Los Altos History Museum event

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Jennifer Berg, left, assists Steve Yvaska at last year’s “Let’s Talk Antiques with Steve Yvaska” event in Los Altos.

The Los Altos History Museum’s “Let’s Talk Antiques with Steve Yvaska” event is scheduled 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 under the oaks outside the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Attendees may bring one antique for a casual evaluation by Yvaska, who writes a column, “The Seasoned Collector,” for the Mercury News. Jennifer Berg, a fellow antiquarian and founder of Antiquum, will assist him.

Los Altos Library events offer tools and info for upcoming solar event

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For the first time in nearly 40 years, a total solar eclipse is expected to bring darkness in daylight hours to some U.S. skies Aug. 21. The Los Altos Library has scheduled several eclipse-related events over the next few weeks.

For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse is expected to bring darkness to some U.S. skies during daylight hours.

While Los Altos does not fall on the path of the total eclipse, residents may see a partial eclipse Aug. 21.

LifeMoves benefit in Los Altos Hills draws nearly 100 people

A benefit to support homeless veterans in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties raised thousands of dollars last month in Los Altos Hills, according to organizers.

The July 18 event, a benefit for the nonprofit LifeMoves, drew approximately 90 people, CEO Bruce Ives said. It was held at the home of LifeMoves members Diane and Stephen Ciesinski.

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