Course trains local leaders

The Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The foundation developed the course in 1996 to provide information on how the community operates and to encourage involvement.


Madrigals sing for Federated Woman's Club

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled the Mountain View High School Madrigals to perform a medley of Christmas carols at its Dec. 3 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated to begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the Madrigals’ performance at 1 p.m.


Community Briefs

Downtown treelighting set for Dec. 5

The annual downtown Los Altos treelighting ceremony is scheduled 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in Community Plaza, corner of Main and State streets.

The Los Altos Village Association, First Friday organizers and the downtown group Los Altos Forward co-sponsor the event.


Community Briefs

Festival of Lights parade to illuminate downtown

The 38th annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade is scheduled 6 p.m. Nov. 30 along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

The parade’s 60 entries, including high school bands and choruses, costumed characters and illuminated floats, lead to the grand finale – an appearance by Santa and his reindeer.


Local diabetes advocates slated to 'light town blue' Friday to spread awareness

Tamar Sofer-Geri

In observance of World Diabetes Day, local advocates have scheduled a walk 5 p.m. Friday through downtown Los Altos to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes and honor local heroes.

Participants plan to meet at Citibank Plaza at 130 Main St. and proceed through the downtown carrying blue balloons and glow sticks to “light the town blue,” according to organizers.


Community Briefs

Block Action Team training continues

A Block Action Team (BAT) training session is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the El Camino Hospital Conference Rooms, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The mission of BAT, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is to help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to respond in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, band together to prevent crime, assist seniors, organize a neighborhood watch and promote social interaction through block parties.


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