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Community Briefs

CSA issues call for gifts for seniors

Community Services Agency, the Mountain View-based social services provider that serves as the community’s safety net, plans to provide its senior clients with gifts for the holidays this year.

Suggested donation items include gift cards and newly purchased blankets, stockings stuffed with goodies, toiletries, games and puzzles, magnifying glasses and prepackaged snacks and candies.

Children's Corner collects baby clothes for nonprofit

Children’s Corner Preschool in Los Altos has scheduled a holiday clothing drive to support the nonprofit Loved Twice.

Donations of gently used baby clothing and accessories may be dropped off at the Children’s Corner office at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Monday.

Los Altos Community Foundation on the lookout for program 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 particularly suited for older adults with time and expertise to spare – and share.

Costume Bank dresses up holidays

Town Crier Report

Town Crier names Coleman 2016 Los Altan of the Year


The Town Crier has named Claudia Coleman, a longtime resident who has held leadership positions at the Los Altos Community and El Camino Hospital foundations, 2016 Los Altan of the Year.

Modeled after Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the Town Crier’s annual honor recognizes a resident whose volunteer work generates goodwill and forwards Los Altos’ reputation as an outstanding community.

'Unsung heroes' recognized for volunteerism

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
This year’s volunteer honorees include, from left, Ron Labetich, Roddy Sloss, Gunilla Follett, Jim Abraham, Dave Evans, Carol Starbuck, Bruce Martin, Kathy Bridgman, Gary Hedden and Sue Gale.

While scaling the ladder of life, reach down and help someone less fortunate advance a rung or two.

It’s a commencement speech proverb the late television journalist Tim Russert paraphrased in his 2004 speech to Boston College graduates and the lesson Charles Geschke repeated at the Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Friday.

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