Los Altos History Museum opens evenings in May for special activities

The Los Altos History Museum plans to open its doors 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evenings in May for special programs as part of its Membership Month drive.

The extended hours highlight the museum’s strategic plan to offer programming to adults and families who are otherwise unable to attend during the day, and encourage participation as members.

TC, Baskin-Robbins coloring contest winners gather for prizes

Easter Coloring Contest
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pictured, from left, are winners Krish Khurana, Lakshmi Khurana, Sofia Colace, Connor Daniel and Maya Sheffield. Not pictured is Kate Jensen.

The Town Crier and Baskin-Robbins in downtown Los Altos recently honored the winners of this year’s Easter coloring contest. The winners in the 4-6 age group are: Lakshmi Khurana, first place; Kate Jensen, second place; and Maya Sheffield, third place. The winners in the 7-10 age group are Sofia Colace, first place; Connor Daniel, second place; and Krish Khurana, third place.

Los Altos Community Foundation awards $80,000 to nonprofit groups

Los Altos Community Foundation awarded $80,000 in its spring grants cycle to 18 local nonprofit organizations and programs that address the needs and improve the quality of life for seniors, youth and vulnerable populations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

The grants support programs such as Grassroots Ecology’s community service and educational opportunities at four local nature preserves in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills; Hope’s Corner, to support access and referrals to resources that help the homeless and vulnerable; and the Los Altos History Museum, for its upcoming exhibition and related programming focused on the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Save the Date – Week of May 1

May 10

Mother’s Day Wine Stroll, sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association, 6-9 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

May 18

Kiwanis Club of Los Altos’ 72nd annual Pet Parade, 10 a.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: losaltoskiwanis.org.

Groups near and far benefit from Rotary art show

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ goal for its annual Fine Art in the Park fundraiser, scheduled May 18 and 19 in Lincoln Park, is to donate proceeds to local and international organizations.

One local recipient is Mentor Tutor Connection, launched by the Rotary Club in 1996. The nonprofit Mentor Tutor Connection oversees both mentoring and tutoring of students. Each year, more than 150 volunteers partner with 450 kids.

Assessor says recession is near but local economy still in gear


A U.S. recession could hit as early as next year, yet locally, economic optimism abounds.

Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone discussed current trends and his reasons for optimism during an April 11 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

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