Block Action Team offers training sessions

Los Altos Block Action Team leader training sessions are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. today and Feb. 28 at the Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Block Action Teams offer support and a communication network for neighbors during emergencies, as well as a social network for building relationships.

At the Library - Week of Jan. 30

The following events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted.

Los Altos resident honored

Maria Walters/Special to the Town Crier

Los Altos resident Ruth Patrick, founder of the nonprofit WomenSV, received the KPIX Channel 5 Jefferson Award for Public Service Jan. 16 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Over the past seven years, WomenSV has helped survivors of domestic violence whose partners abuse their power, wealth and status. She has served more than 1,300 survivors in Silicon Valley with a helpline, support groups, counseling and referrals to resources. Pictured, from left, are KPIX reporter Sharon Chin, Patrick and Hillary Schafer, Jefferson Awards Foundation CEO.

CSA, Hope's Corner holiday sharing partnership proves a win-win

Community Services Agency and Hope’s Corner joined forces over the holidays to host a weekend of activities for low-income families Dec. 15 and 16.

Community Briefs - Week of Jan. 23

Affordable-housing group hosts meeting

The Los Altos Affordable Housing working group is scheduled to host a community meeting on proposed local and state reforms 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Panelists will include Randy Tsuda, president and CEO of Palo Alto Housing, and Mitali Ganguly, associate planner with Opticos Design. Tsuda will share his experiences in Palo Alto and Mountain View, and Ganguly will discuss the “missing middle” component of affordable housing.

Jazz great Vuckovich returns to MV's Wunderman House for Sunday afternoon concert


Courtesy of Larry Vuckovich
Larry Vuckovich performs at a recent concert. The jazz legend is scheduled to perform in Mountain View Sunday.

Acclaimed jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich is set to return to Mountain View for another concert of standards – this time in the trio format with bass and guitar – 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave.

The concert will feature pieces from Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson and Vince Guaraldi. Vuckovich, a jazz veteran with a Balkan background, is considered an innovator – he incorporates ethnic Eastern European music into his playing. Jeff Chambers will accompany Vuckovich on bass, and 24-year-old Kai Lyons on guitar.


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