Mountain View Voice

News - March 4, 2011

Community briefs

Trail extension groundbreaking

The Stevens Creek Trail just keeps getting longer. Yet another extension of the Stevens Creek Trail will break ground Saturday, this time for work on a bridge across Highway 85 near Sleeper Avenue to the neighborhood behind Camino Medical Group.

The extension will add a quarter of a mile to the four-mile trail to the Bay, and increase its use south of El Camino Real by taking the trail closer to the city's Sunnyvale border. Construction is expected to be complete in March 2012.

Guests are encouraged to walk or bike to the groundbreaking event, which will take place at the Sleeper Avenue trailhead at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.

The $4.1 million project was paid for in part by $1.7 million in state and regional grants.

—Daniel DeBolt

Rotary offers scholarships

The Rotary Club of Los Altos is offering scholarships to community-involved students entering junior colleges or four-year institutions.

Rotary is awarding a total of $17,000 to high school seniors and Foothill College students with its annual 2011 Community Service Scholarships, according to a press release. Scholarships range from $800 for soon-to-be community college students and $2,500 for future university students. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 30.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following schools: Alta Vista, Los Altos and Mountain View high schools, Mountain View Academy, Mountain View/Los Altos Education, Pinewood, Saint Francis or Foothill College. Applications can be found in the counseling offices of any of these schools or online at www.losaltosrotary.org.

—Peter Maxwell

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