El Camino Hospital, March of Dimes commemorate World Prematurity Day

Courtesy of Jennifer Thrift/El Camino Hospital
Members of El Camino Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit gather to show support for the March of Dimes on World Prematurity Day Nov. 17. The special day is part of a monthlong campaign to raise awareness of premature births and related health risks.

El Camino Hospital and the March of Dimes joined forces to spotlight the health problem of preterm birth on World Prematurity Day Nov. 17. November is Prematurity Awareness Month.

Prematurity, defined as birth before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy, is the leading cause of newborn death in California.


LA artist's work on display in 2 shows

Courtesy of Joseph Fuchs
This Joseph Fuchs oil is titled “Eventide.” Fuchs has 40 works on display through early January.

Los Altos artist Joseph Fuchs is slated to show 40 of his oil paintings and drawings in two concurrent shows at Cafe Zoe locations in Redwood City and Menlo Park.

The Redwood City show at 2047 Broadway St. runs through Jan. 6. The Menlo Park display at 1929 Menalto Ave. is scheduled through Jan. 5. A reception for the artist is set for 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Menlo Park location.


Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Luncheon is Dec. 5 – Who will receive honors this year?

Clyde Noel/Special to the Town Crier
Joint Community Volunteer Service Award honorees for 2013 included, front row, from left: Lenelle Smith, Pat Ley, Nomi Trapnell, Suzanne Epstein and Bobbie Huston. Back: David Struthers, Kristen Fuller, David Casas, Rochelle Bochner and Steve Lohr. Not pictured is honoree Allan Epstein.

The Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee has scheduled its 32nd annual awards luncheon noon Dec. 5 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Committee members will honor individuals and organizations whose volunteer service benefited the communities of Los Altos and/or Los Altos Hills.


Children's Corner sponsors clothing drive

Children’s Corner Preschool in Los Altos has scheduled a holiday clothing drive to support the nonprofit Loved Twice.

Donations may be dropped off at the Children’s Corner Office at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 12, except Thanksgiving Day.


Conservative Forum hosts provocative journalist

From YouTube
James O’Keefe III addresses the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley Nov. 11.

The provocative journalist James O’Keefe III appeared Nov. 11 before a packed house of more than 400 Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley members and guests, where he showed undercover videos he took for the nonprofit organization he founded, Project Veritas.

O’Keefe’s brand of investigative fact-finding involves citizen journalists infiltrating and videotaping the lies and malfeasance of some of the country’s most protected public and private organizations and movements – for example, ACORN, National Public Radio, Planned Parenthood and voter fraud. O’Keefe even had himself videotaped crossing the U.S.-Mexico border dressed as Osama bin Laden.


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.


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