Los Altos High grad grabs Emmy for work on HBO documentary


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Years before she helped produce the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” with Apatow Productions, Amanda Glaze experienced the spotlight on a smaller stage, taking on the title role in Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Anne of Green Gables.”

While working on “Zen Diaries,” Glaze’s role included researching and obtaining archival footage for the documentary about the late comedian. The process was different from her previous experience on feature films such as “Trainwreck” and “The Big Sick.”

Schola Cantorum ushers in holidays with concert, 'Messiah Sing'

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley is scheduled to celebrate the holiday season with two concerts.

Community Briefs - Week of Dec. 5

Event marks 100th year of 19th amendment

The local branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to launch a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at a Holiday Tea 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Parc Regent common room, 1 W. Edith Ave., Los Altos.

The 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote in national elections, was passed in August 1920. AAUW branches nationwide are commemorating the milestone throughout the year.

Jazz singer to perform benefit concert in Los Altos

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Jazz singer Jamie Davis is scheduled to perform a Dec. 15 concert in Los Altos. The concert, dubbed, “Jamie Builds!” is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity.

The acclaimed baritone is slated to play two shows, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road. Davis will be accompanied by the Jo Major Quartet.

Davis has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Tony Bennett, Patty Austin and Billy Cobham, among others. He regularly tours the United States and Europe.

Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit Eventbrite.com and search on Jamie Builds or enter JamieBuilds.Eventbrite.com .

Jeremiah's Promise: Guiding, healing, equipping foster youth


Courtesy of Jeremiah’s Promise
Jeremiah’s Promise volunteers work with college students to train them to use The Next Step coaching program.

• Mission: The mission of Jeremiah’s Promise is to love, challenge and equip transition-age foster youth for a life they can be proud of. The nonprofit organization promotes academic resilience, personal and social skills building, leadership development and career path competency.

• 2018 update: Jeremiah’s Promise uses an innovative social media-behavioral intelligence platform to serve its foster youth.

Mentor Tutor Connection: Enhancing students' academic and life skills


Courtesy of Mentor Tutor connection
An adult mentor works with a student through Mentor Tutor Connection.

 

• Mission: Mentor Tutor Connection aims to enhance the academic and life skills of local youth through individualized volunteer tutoring and mentoring.

• 2018 update: MTC received what Executive Director Padma Gargeya described as “a generous grant” from Google Inc. that helped fund the nonprofit organization’s new strategic plan.


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