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.

Community Briefs

LAUMC hosts talk on immigration

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a dinner and discussion on “Sanctuary and Immigration Today” 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The featured speaker is the Rev. Deborah Lee, executive director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity.

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!’”

Foothills church sponsors affordable housing forum

Foothills Congregational Church has scheduled an affordable housing forum, “Moving Beyond Impasse,” 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in the church’s sanctuary, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

Designed to educate residents on challenges and solutions, the forum will feature local experts sharing strategies and actions regarding affordable housing needs, availability, financing and legislation in Los Altos and Mountain View. They also will explain the November 2016 Measure A parcel tax and how it relates to the community.

Save the Date

Jan. 24

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner, 6 p.m. at Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. El Camino Real. Cost is $70 per person. Information:


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.

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