Los Altos artist and advocate for children hosts holiday fundraiser

Los Altos artist Midori Adams is scheduled to host a holiday boutique this weekend featuring handcrafted items from 15 Bay Area artists. The boutique, a benefit for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, is slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 228 Marvin Ave., Los Altos.

The boutique will include handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, soaps, candles, stationery, Christmas ornaments, silk arrangements, crocheted items, kitchen aprons and towels, baby blankets, hair accessories and packaged small gifts. Homemade baked goods such as cookies, cakes and pastries will also be available for purchase.


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Holiday Stroll, 5-9 p.m. on Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. The 13th annual event features dining, shopping and strolling on downtown Los Altos’ decorated streets. The Holiday Stroll includes carolers, roasted chestnuts and beverages at more than 50 participating stores. Information:


Taaffe family descendants recall early days of Los Altos Hills

Above photo courtesy of Pam Walatka; Below photo courtesy of the Taaffe family
Members of the Taaffe family, above, share anecdotes and photos at an Oct. 11 presentation sponsored by the Los Altos Hills History Committee. Below is a Taaffe family portrait from the 1910s.

A crowd of more than 130 people packed Los Altos Hills Town Hall Oct. 11 to hear anecdotes about what life was like when the town was the Taaffe family’s private stock and grain ranch.

During a presentation sponsored by the Los Altos Hills History Committee, three generations of the town’s founding family shared letters, photos and stories from their lives in the Hills spanning 165 years.


Drawn2Art reopening celebration slated Saturday

Drawn2Art has scheduled a grand reopening 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at its Loyola Corners location, 949 Fremont Ave., Los Altos.

Business partners Robin Sulic and Anna Sheklow brought their love of art and children to the Los Altos area 11 years ago when they founded their small KidsArt studio, recently renamed Drawn2Art.


Museum catches the holiday spirit with Nov. 18 event

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual “Catch the Spirit” holiday event noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

The free event will include tours of the J. Gilbert Smith History House, decked out in 1930s-era style; shopping at two museum stores; refreshments served on the wraparound porch; and a performance by pianist Carole Cameron, who will entertain with seasonal music from the antique piano in the parlor.


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LAH collects food for Second Harvest

Los Altos Hills is partnering with Second Harvest for its annual food drive.

Recommended foods for donation:


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