Saving water is elementary for these Harker students

By Khalida Sarwari The drought may be all but over in California, but don’t count on a trio of Harker School students becoming complacent. Rather than falling back into old habits, the sixth-graders are committed to saving water more than ever not only by thinking up new ways to save water at home, but also by devising a system that integrates rain collection and irrigation systems. That effort was part of a project the boys […]

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Warren Heid, architect who made St. Andrew’s and Saratoga Inn, dies at 94

By Khalida Sarwari Warren Heid, the award-winning architect who left his mark on homes and buildings across the Bay Area from the Plaza Del Roble and The Inn at Saratoga to the former San Jose Mercury News building, the Ponderosa Lodge at Mount Hermon and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, died on Feb. 9. He was 94. According to Saratoga Historical Foundation President Annette Stransky, Heid designed and built more than 300 buildings in the area, […]

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Celebrate Year of the Dog at Saratoga’s Hakone on March 4

By Khalida Sarwari It’s the Year of the Dog and Saratoga is ready. Hakone Gardens will celebrate the Chinese New Year with great fanfare on March 4. The Hakone Foundation’s 10th annual Lunar New Year Festival will feature entertainment, a children’s parade, arts and crafts activities, face painting, Chinese musical and martial arts performances and for the first time this year, a traditional Chinese face mask changing act. “Bian lian” is an ancient Chinese dramatic […]

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Saratoga teen and budding musician invited to perform at Carnegie Hall

By Khalida Sarwari As has been tradition for decades, students at Saint Mary’s College of California this semester will sit around a long table and discuss ideas espoused by the greats, from Homer to Cervantes. Some of them may not be aware that sitting in their midst is a classmate who is well on her way to becoming a great in her own right. When school wraps up for the summer, Saratogan Esha Krishnamoorthy, 19, […]

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Montalvo conference to explore ‘Arts in Your Classroom’

By Khalida Sarwari The Montalvo Arts Center is offering a conference for artists, educators, administrators and anyone interested in learning how art and creativity can enhance their professional or personal development. Titled “Arts in Your Classroom,” the conference takes place March 3 and will examine how the arts can build tangible connections and cultivate empathy in today’s world. According to Montalvo’s Director of Education Charlee Wagner, the theme “Bridging the Gap: Transforming Perceptions of Division” […]

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