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Course helps residents become 'LEAD'-ers in the community

Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The 2017 LEAD program is scheduled to open with a half-day workshop 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 21, followed by 10 classes slated 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays every other week February through May.

Los Altos Community Foundation recruits senior volunteers

Los Altos Community Foundation seeks volunteers to serve in a variety of areas.

The foundation, whose mission is to strengthen the community by stimulating local philanthropy and civic engagement, offers a number of volunteer opportunities suited for older adults with time on their hands and expertise to spare – and share.

Pianist Cahill performs in CSMA 'Spotlight' concert

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Pianist Sarah Cahill’s resume includes numerous commissions and performances. Her work has been featured on more than 20 albums.


Pianist Sarah Cahill is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Road, Mountain View.

Concert supports nonprofit LightHouse for the Blind

Courtesy of Nancy Gill
Anne Gill, above with father Steve, serves as inspiration for a Jan. 7 fundraiser benefiting LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter Revisited,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8 in Menlo School’s Martin Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Fundraisers for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 16th annual concerts will feature the Gills and Menlo School alumni paying tribute to composer and songwriter Porter, whose Broadway shows include “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me, Kate.” Former Los Altos resident Linda Jordan will provide the piano accompaniment, and current resident Mollie Thomson will be among the featured performers.

City uses 'Force' in renaming New Year's fun run

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Local residents participating in the 2016 New Year’s Day Fun Run power walk, run, jog with a dog and push a stroller. This year’s event boasts a “Star Wars” theme.

The city of Los Altos is going “Rogue” for its annual 5K fun run to kick off the new year.

Renamed the “New Year’s Day Rogue Run,” organizers plan to capitalize on the popularity of the new film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with a theme they hope encourages participants to turn out in costume.

Community Briefs

LAH collects food for Second Harvest

The town of Los Altos Hills is collecting nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank’s annual food drive through today.

Requested items include meals in cans (like soup), tuna and canned meats, peanut butter, canned food with pop-top lids, low-sugar cereals, single-serving boxes of 100 percent juice and low-sodium canned vegetables.

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