Dinner honors Los Altan of the Year

The Town Crier has named Los Altos resident Dennis Young, a community volunteer for more than four decades, its Los Altan of the Year for 2018.

Young, 75, has been deeply involved in community volunteerism since the 1980s. He’s been active in everything from the Rotary Club of Los Altos to the Community Health Awareness Council and Los Altos Community Foundation.

Dennis Young earns TC's Los Altan of the Year honors


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The Town Crier has named Los Altos resident Dennis Young, a community volunteer for more than four decades, its Los Altan of the Year for 2018.

Young, 75, has been deeply involved in community volunteerism since the 1980s. He’s been active in everything from the Rotary Club of Los Altos to Community Services Agency and its mission to help those in need. He’s used his accounting expertise to crunch the numbers for countless political candidates and their campaigns. He’s served as master of ceremonies for the annual awards luncheon honoring other community volunteers. And he’s even played Santa at the Festival of Lights Parade.

Community Briefs - Week of Dec. 12

Jazz singer performs at Immanuel Lutheran

Jazz singer Jamie Davis is scheduled to perform two concerts at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos.

The shows – dubbed “Jamie Builds!” – are a benefit for Habitat for Humanity.

LAUMC offers reflective Advent service

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled “The Longest Night: A Service of Solace” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the sanctuary, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The Advent service, designed for those not feeling the holiday spirit, will offer a space of peace, reflection and comfort in a busy and sometimes difficult season. According to organizers, those who are grieving or feeling overwhelmed, tired, anxious or stressed may find the service helpful, but all are invited to experience an hour of candlelit prayer, meditation, music and a brief message.

First Friday event salutes holiday season


Courtesy of First Friday
Santa Claus visits with kids at Veterans Community Plaza last year.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive downtown for the holiday-themed First Friday festivities, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

In addition to entertainment at Veterans Community Plaza, live bands will perform in front of businesses on Main and State streets. Stores and galleries will extend their hours and offer gift ideas and promotions. Participating merchants will have First Friday balloons at their store- fronts.

Local Arts Roundup: Exhibition focuses on photographers


Courtesy of the Greens
Tom and Marj Green’s photography exhibition includes this image of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

“Images in Black & White,” a photography exhibition by Los Altos Hills residents Tom and Marj Green, is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 19 at Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

A reception for the artists is slated 6-9 p.m. Friday at the school. Wine and refreshments will be served.


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