Local events tackle housing, homelessness

Two upcoming local events address the issues of housing and homelessness.

• Santa Clara County’s Continuum of Care has scheduled a community meeting centering on a county plan to end homelessness 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Silicon Valley Community Foundation offices, 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

LAHS student organizes storytelling event set for Saturday at library

Making a return after nearly three years, the Los Altos Library’s storytelling festival for all ages is scheduled 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. 

Latin jazz vets to perform Sunday in Mtn. View

An all-star Latin jazz trio featuring sevent-time Grammy nominee John Santos (pictured at right) Santos 2
with Jeff Chambers and Larry Vuckovich is set for 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 6) at  the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., in Mountain View.
The group of veteran players comprises percussionist Santos, Chambers on bass and Vuckovich on piano. Repertoire ranges from American songbook standards to pieces involving boleros, cha-chas, mambos and sambas. 
The concert, including refreshments, is $25. For tickets and reservations, contact Ilona Obrien at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Briefs – Week of Oct. 2

Fall is in full swing with First Friday

October’s First Friday festivities – featuring an Oktoberfest theme – are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

This month’s event will include live performances from 14 bands playing at various locations around downtown. Visitors can stop by Veterans Community Plaza, located at Main and State streets, for a free pumpkin glow bracelet, children’s games and the Wheel of Fortune.

Speaker touts future featuring safe use of nuclear energy


Nuclear engineer Leslie Dewan promoted “A New Approach to Nuclear Power” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Sept. 17, outlining the advantages and possibilities of an energy revolution that emphasizes nuclear power.

Dewan, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, co-founded Transatomic Power, which closed in 2016 but was just one of the innovative approaches she is pursuing to find a safe way to use the power of nuclear energy to solve the world’s energy demands.

CSA effort for homeless gets boost from Google.org

Community Services Agency received a $150,000 grant from Google.org to assist the nonprofit organization with providing services to the local homeless population.

CSA, which provides a social safety net for vulnerable residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, plans to use the grant to support comprehensive case management services for 200 individuals or families, which includes working with them to ensure they are connected to financial benefits, employment or career development opportunities while also working toward permanent housing.

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