LA Senior Center offers assistance with taxes

The Los Altos Senior Center offers free tax assistance Monday mornings through April 27.

The Tax Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program. Los Altos has hosted a Tax Aide site for more than 15 years.


100 Women to donate $172.5K to charity

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Co-founders of the 100 Women Charitable Foundation include, from left, Mary Ann Poulos, Teri Zingale and Barb Dehn.

The 100 Women Charitable Foundation has scheduled its annual dinner and voting event 5:30-9 p.m. March 6 at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real.

The foundation will donate $172,500 to local nonprofit organizations this year. Six grant finalists will give presentations to members, who will vote to award three impact grants of $47,500 each. The remaining finalists will receive investment grants of $10,000 each.


Community Briefs

Entrepreneurs swap ‘Silicon Valley Stories’

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled “Silicon Valley Stories,” a panel discussion featuring high-tech entrepreneurs, 7 p.m. today in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Panel members will discuss how they built their companies and will describe the atmosphere of Silicon Valley in the early days.


Celebrate love at First Friday in downtown LA

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Ellen Biolsi, owner of Cranberry Scoop at 295 State St., holds a poster promoting this month’s First Friday event. More than 60 stores and galleries are scheduled to participate in Friday’s Valentine-themed event.

Los Altos Forward has scheduled a Valentine-themed First Friday event – “Celebrating Love” – 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

“‘Celebrating Love’ is about celebrating the love of community, love of teachers, moms and dads, sweethearts, kids, grandmas and grandpas and even a special aunt or uncle,” said First Friday co-chairwoman Jamie Lucia, a chiropractor with Los Altos Community Chiropractic.


Los Altos mom of 27 adopted boys shares her journey in new book


Los Altos resident Marian Aiken recently published a memoir chronicling her life as the mother of 27 adopted and foster sons with special needs.

“Derek: A Story of Acceptance, Love and Advocacy for Children Living with Special Needs” (CreateSpace, 2014) recounts Aiken’s nearly four decades of caring for children with physical and developmental challenges, beginning with Derek, who came into her life as an infant in 1979.


Los Altos Neutra House architecture series launches this month with 6 new speakers

The 2015 Los Altos Neutra House Architecture Speaker Series will feature six speakers highlighting various aspects of modern architecture.

The series kicks off Feb. 19 with John Loomis, architect, educator and author of “Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). The book examines the convergence and collision of architecture, ideology and culture in 1960s Cuba through the design for the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools). Booth has taught at The City College of New York, the California College of Art, Stanford University and the University of San Francisco. He is currently a professor at San Jose State University.


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