Man's good deed results in safety improvements at downtown bank

Wells Fargo Safety Measures
Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
Philip Hordiner stands at the spot where he saw a couple fall in early November. He holds a railing that was installed in the wake of the accident.

One day in early November, Los Altos resident Philip Hordiner was crossing Edith Avenue into downtown when he saw an elderly couple on the ground in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank at 100 Main St.

One Warm Scarf project needs yarn donations

Los Altos resident Sandy Goldstein seeks donations of yarn to make scarves, hats and blankets for the homeless and residents in need through her One Warm Scarf project.

Goldstein collects yarn for local seniors to knit the items, which she then delivers to homeless shelters from San Francisco to Santa Cruz.

On the right path


 

The Los Altos Hills New Year’s Day hike enjoyed its largest turnout ever, according to organizers, with more than 120 walkers and approximately a dozen dogs hitting the trail for an adventure on the town’s pathways. “It was gorgeous weather, and wonderful to see so many families out enjoying the day,” said Melissa Dyrdahl, vice chairwoman of the Los Altos Hills Pathways Committee. “The most common comment I heard was, ‘I had no idea there were all of these pathways in Los Altos Hills!’”

Realtor charitable foundation's donations top $49K

The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation donated $49,203 in 2017 to nonprofit organizations that help homeless and low-income individuals and families in Silicon Valley.

The foundation also funded scholarships for graduating seniors from public high schools in the region and disbursed $1,000 from the John Tripp Silicon Valley Realtors Veterans Scholarship Endowment to students at Foothill and De Anza colleges, with one student from each school receiving $500.

Local Arts Roundup: New exhibitions debut at downtown galleries


Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Artist Kathleen Mitchell’s depiction of sunflowers is one of several of her watercolors currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Gallery 9

Cecilia Mases is the featured artist this month at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos. Mases’ exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings, “Dancing Clouds,” runs through Jan. 29 at the gallery.

Following Mases’ display, woodturning artist Ken McCloud and several fine-art photographers will join forces for the exhibition “The Wonders of Mother Nature,” slated Jan. 30 through Feb. 25. A reception for the artists is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2.

Rengstorff House needs volunteers

 

City of Mountain View officials seek to expand visitor hours at Rengstorff House in Shoreline Park, a move that requires volunteer docents.


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