• Mission: In the 48 years since three local parents met around a kitchen table to form the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) as a grassroots, community-supported mental health agency, it has grown significantly, serving more than 10,000 adults and children in 2020, many from underse…

    • Mission: Community Services Agency serves as the safety net for Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, with the goal of ensuring that those in need have access to food and shelter. CSA’s Food & Nutrition Center distributes more than a ton of food each weekday to low-income indiv…

    A representative of the University of California outlined the concerted efforts the system is undertaking to increase public trust, academic excellence and access, during a virtual presentation on “The Future of the UC System” at the Rotary Club of Los Altos meeting Nov. 18.

    Santa Clara County Fire Department is holding a Holiday Toy Drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the El Monte Fire Station, 12355 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Used items cannot be accepted. For more information, visit sccfd.org/toydrive.

    • Mission: The MERIT (Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching) program has been the Krause Center for Innovation’s premier professional learning opportunity since 2001. Housed at Foothill College, the research-based, educator development initiative is designed to help teachers …

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    • Mission: Music for Minors nurtures in children a lifelong love of music by providing music education programs in elementary schools. According to the nonprofit’s representatives, music education transforms children’s lives, impacting development in vital ways, contributing to their general…

    • Mission: The Foothill College Veterans Resource Center offers a supportive environment that enables the success of its student veterans through academics, wellness initiatives and camaraderie. It also provides support services for student veterans and members of the military and/or their d…

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, reporter and author Michael Kodas presented via webinar a sobering view of “Living with Megafires” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Nov. 16.

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    There is a new, bold, colorful mural in town. If you stroll or drive downtown past 169 State St., the Assistance League building, you will see a composition of large California poppies and monarch butterflies complemented perfectly by a deep-blue background. The mural, “Be the Change,” is Ar…

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    Hanukkah comes early this year – the lunisolar holiday begins at sundown tonight (Nov. 28), precisely the same time Los Altos’ Festival of Lights Parade is set to return after several years of tribulations. The arc of the larger eight-day festival of lights includes candle lighting, decadent…

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    A holiday sing-along featuring the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) and the Community Women's Chorus is scheduled 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov 28) at Mountain View Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St.