Union Presbyterian concert supports Syrian refugees

Courtesy of UNICEF
Union Presbyterian Church’s benefit concert “Los Altos Cares” aims to help Syrian refugees in the war-torn country.

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled “Los Altos Cares: A Community Benefit Concert to Aid Syrian Refugees” 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church, 858 University Ave.

Performers will include the choruses from Mountain View High, Blach Intermediate and Egan Junior High schools; teen pianist Cara Burks; soprano Gosia Hoot; baritone Ron Kistler; Union Presbyterian Church’s Celebration Singers; and singers from Cornerstone Church of Silicon Valley.


Residents encouraged to become BAT leaders

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) has scheduled training sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 18 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

BATs are partnering with the city of Los Altos and the Santa Clara County Fire Department to provide residents with information in the event of a major emergency.


History Museum catches the holiday spirit with event

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual “Catch the Spirit” holiday event noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

The free event will include tours of the J. Gilbert Smith History House, decked out in 1930s-era style; shopping at two museum stores; refreshments served on the wraparound porch; and a performance by pianist Carole Cameron, who will entertain with seasonal music from the antique piano in the parlor.


Community Briefs

Photographer speaks at Federated Woman’s Club

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled photographer/reporter Jacqueline Ramseyer to speak at its Nov. 4 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Ramseyer’s presentation at 1 p.m.


George Shultz honored at Los Altos fundraiser for service to veterans


The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) is scheduled to honor former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz with the American Hero Award at its second Night of Heroes Dinner 6 p.m. Tuesday at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.

“Secretary Shultz worked for three presidents on everything from improving the economy to winding down the Cold War, but he never forgot his time in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II,” said James Schenck, president and CEO of the PenFed Foundation. “We are proud to present him with this award honoring his work on veterans’ issues, including efforts to help end homelessness among our military community.”


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Oct. 30

Halloween Spooktacular, noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. The event includes trick-or-treating and, from 2-4 p.m., games, face painting, balloon art and crafts. Information:


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