Festival of Lights Parade marches into LA Sunday

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The Festival of Lights Parade, set for Sunday, attracts a crowd to view the hourlong parade of illuminated floats, marching bands and costumed. characters

The 38th annual Festival of Lights Parade is scheduled 6 p.m. Sunday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Along with the traditional array of illuminated floats, junior high and high school bands and costumed holiday characters are a few new elements, according to organizers.


Valle Monte League's holiday-themed events raise money for mental health agencies

Valle Monte League members plan to raffle off custom-designed Christmas trees for charity at their series of holiday soirées. Proceeds support mental health agencies in Silicon Valley.Courtesy of Spencer Horowitz

Silicon Valley’s Valle Monte League, an all-women nonprofit organization that raises funds for a variety of mental health agencies, has scheduled its annual series of holiday soirées Dec. 3 and 4 in San Jose.

The group features several Los Altos residents – including Second Vice President Linda Conover – and actively seeks more members from the community.


Community Briefs

All Horizons Travel collects Toys for Tots

All Horizons Travel at 160 Main St. in Los Altos is scheduled to collect items for Toys for Tots this holiday season.

Local residents can drop new, unwrapped toys in the barrel in front of the business through Dec. 15.


Cal Water CEO addresses SPARC meeting tonight

Marty Kropelnicki, president and CEO of California Water Service Co., is scheduled to discuss “Finding Water for a Thirsty California” at the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition meeting 6 p.m. today at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Kropelnicki will discuss both drought and flood as well as issues that impact water use beyond weather, including the state’s regulatory climate and Cal Water’s strategy going forward.


Community Briefs

Chopra discusses super genes at Foothill

East West Bookshop has scheduled author Deepak Chopra to discuss “Super Genes: The Future of Well-Being” 7:30 p.m. Friday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Chopra’s presentation will cover a new understanding of genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity.


TACO sponsors pre-parade holiday sing-along at LAYC

courtesy of TACO
Members of the Los Altos-based Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra rehearse for a performance.

The Los Altos-based Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) has scheduled a free public sing-along 4-5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Sponsored by the Los Altos Recreation Department, the gathering will precede the annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.


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