Santa comes to Santa Clara (PHOTOS)
By Anna Li | 10 Dec 2012
Christmas was in the air in Santa Clara this weekend as City Hall hosted its tree lighting festivities Friday night. Children and their parents lined up for an hour to take a photo on Santa’s lap. The jazz band, conducted by David L. Anderson, played live music for visitors to enjoy.by
Silicon Valley honors veterans (PHOTOS)
By Anna Li | 12 Nov 2012
Cupertino held a ceremony in Memorial Park with a small parade, guest speakers, and recognition of veterans from all wars. This year, the ceremony paid special tribute to the veterans from the Korean War. The city dedicated a Korean War Boulder to the Cupertino Veterans Memorial.
Organizers also honored the Axelson and Suh families, who lost their sons in Afghanistan. Matthew Axelson and James Suh were Cupertino natives who served as U.S. Navy SEALs. They were killed during Operation Red Wing in Korangal Valley. Artist W. Stanley Proctor created “The Guardians” sculpture to represent the two fallen soldiers continuing to defend freedom as they overlook Memorial Park.by
Volunteers create holiday wonderland at Waldorf School in Los Altos (PHOTOS)
By Anna Li | 2 Dec 2012
Waldorf School of the Peninsula hosted it 27th annual Holiday Faire Saturday at its Los Altos campus. Children and adults decorated gingerbread cookies, dipped beeswax candles and make wreaths, centerpieces and garlands.
Among the many highlights was the Gnome Adventure where children crawled through a magical cookie house adorned with gingerbread houses and gnomes vignettes. The event also featured a puppet show and a Russian Tea Room where parents could purchase seasonal pastries.by
Six-year-old Aubrey Bown places a red carnation to honor her uncle, James Suh, a U.S. Navy SEAL who was shot down in Korangal Valley, Afghanistan. Cupertino hosted the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park. (Anna Li/Peninsula Press)by