Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos

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All in the family: Mark Heising, from left, Caitlin Heising and Elizabeth Simons make up the board of the eight-year-old Heising-Simons Foundation, now in its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

The Heising-Simons Foundation moved into its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos last week.

The move is a short one – staff vacated their 300 Second St. site to relocate to second-floor offices in the new office and retail development at Main and First. Foundation staffers have 10,000 square feet of space. The foundation has made tenant improvements to allow for offices, conference rooms and common areas.


Playing for music rather than money, bands flock to downtown First Friday events

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Members of Sunday Seven perform at Main and Second streets in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos Forward’s April First Friday event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The monthly events feature extended store hours, complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and in-store activities.


Accomplished Los Altos Hills novelist shares details of craft with Morning Forum crowd

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Author Ellen Sussman recalls the piles of rejection letters she received before having her first novel published at age 49.

Author Ellen Sussman presented The Morning Forum of Los Altos audience with an engaging and humorous account of “A Writer’s Life” March 17.


Schola Cantorum hosts 'Mad Men'-themed gala

The Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum, a 90-voice community choir, has scheduled its annual gala, “Mad About Schola: A Salute to the ’60s,” 6-10 p.m. April 25 at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

The fundraiser, inspired by the television series “Mad Men,” will include wine and cocktails, gourmet dining, dancing under the tutelage of Schola Cantorum’s Gosia Hoot, a sing-along of ’60s classics and entertainment by pianist Michael Levine, an all-female doo-wop group and Schola Cantorum vocalists.


Lend them your ear: LALE talk focuses on the 'art and madness' of Van Gogh

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled its annual “Speaking Volumes” program 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Dr. Lorrin Koran, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will headline this year’s event with the presentation “Vincent Van Gogh – Art and Madness.”


Neutra House architecture series features work of Rael San Fratello

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

All events are scheduled 6-7 p.m. at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos, followed by a reception at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave.


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