Morning Forum audience experiences 15th-century Renaissance

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Special to the Town Crier Kay Payne lectured on the joys of Renaissance-era art during her Dec. 1 Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation.

Fine-arts docent Kay Payne offered the Dec. 1 Morning Forum of Los Altos audience a look at daily life in 15th-century Italy in her presentation “A Day in the Life of the Renaissance: A Lively Guided Visit to Florence and Venice.”

Payne earned a bachelor’s degree in education from UC Berkeley. She has developed 39 art history lectures and a series of illustrated presentations on special exhibitions at the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, for which she has been a docent since 1981. She served as an art docent in Los Altos schools for 12 years.


Community Briefs

Resolve to start new year with Fun Run

The city of Los Altos Recreation Department has scheduled its annual New Year’s Day Fun Run 9 a.m. Jan. 1 along Main and State streets.

The event will include music and refreshments.


Firefighters collect toys for children in need

Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Fire Department
Los Altos firefighters display the types of toys they would like local residents to donate.

Local firefighters are collecting new, unwrapped gifts at their Los Altos and Los Altos Hills fire stations under the Community Toy Program.


Holiday Briefs

LAH hosts evening of Christmas caroling

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a Christmas caroling and hiking event 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday in the Parks and Recreation building at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Visitors can join in singing carols, followed by a hike along a town pathway. No singing experience is necessary.


Los Altos Library livestreams talk by best-selling author Gerritsen

Best-selling author Tess Gerritsen is scheduled to appear via livestream 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

As part of the Library Talks series, Gerritsen will discuss her novels, including the Rizzoli & Isles series that inspired the TNT television show. She will take questions from the audience.


Rotary Club marks World AIDS Day with update on projects

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Arthur Ammann, M.D., addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos at its Dec. 3 meeting, dedicated to reviewing the progress made in AIDS prevention and treatment.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos commemorated World AIDS Day last week with a special program dedicated to emphasizing the continued importance of HIV education and testing.

The Dec. 3 AIDS Day program featured three local trailblazers: Dushan “Dude” Angius, founder of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project; Richard Casey, president of Rotary’s AIDS Project; and Arthur Ammann, M.D., the immunologist who diagnosed the first case of pediatric AIDS at UC San Francisco.


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