Hidden Villa adds new services, adjusts parking fee

Hidden Villa, the 1,600-acre organic farm and wilderness preserve in Los Altos Hills, plans to add new services for visitors in coming months, including interpretive signage around the farm and trails, additional programming for casual visitors and pop-up activities during peak opening hours.

In addition to its popular summer camp, school-year programming and special farm classes, the preserve opens its grounds to visitors who want to explore the farm and hike in its foothills.


Town Crier Holiday Fund sets record

As of this week, the annual Town Crier Holiday Fund reached the highest grand total since its launch 16 years ago – $257,216.

The number of donors totaled 363, which means that the average contributor gave more than $700.


LEAD 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 government, education, nonprofit organizations and business interests.

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


Kiwanis foundation accepts grant applications


Now that the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos has wrapped up its biggest fundraiser of the year – its annual Christmas Tree Lot – the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation is accepting grant applications through the end of January.


Morning Forum continues 66th lecture series season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season with speaker Peter Walsh, a professional organizer, discussing “Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff” 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and their topics:


AAUW commemorates Roe v. Wade decision

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The program will feature Linda Williams, CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the U.S., which provides medical and education services to more than 250,000 people annually at more than 30 health centers in 42 counties in mid-California and northern Nevada. Williams will discuss the services performed by Planned Parenthood and opposition to the organization.


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