Museum exhibition highlights impact of Loma Prieta earthquake

The Los Altos History Museum, in partnership with the city of Los Altos, marks the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake with the exhibition “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now,” on display through Jan. 19.

The exhibition highlights the stories of lives shaken by disasters in the area, and ways the community has worked together to prepare for natural disasters in the future.

National Charity League Stanford Hills Chapter kicks off new year

The Stanford Hills Chapter of the National Charity League celebrated more than 30 years of giving back to the local community at its recent All-League Retreat.

NCL, a six-year program for mothers and their daughters in grades 7-12, focuses on community philanthropy, cultural commitment and leadership.

Morning Forum lectures cover Russia, gardens

The 70th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is underway.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, the Morning Forum boasts 450 local members.

Beth Am support group to meet

Congregation Beth Am is scheduled to host a Beit R’fuah support group, potluck and discussion 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11 in Room Beit Kehillah at Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Organizers said the event allows participants to talk freely and confidentially about dealing with depression or bipolar disorder in “a safe and loving environment.”

'No ordinary teenager' from Los Altos rides to raise money for nonprofit group

Courtesy of the Randlemans
Los Altos teen Will Randleman, left, pictured here with father Randy, rides to raise money for the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program at the nonprofit organization’s annual Revolution Ride and Festival.

Los Altos teen Will Randleman recently biked 70 miles in 6 1/2 hours.

However, the Homestead High School senior is not an ordinary teenager and wasn’t riding an ordinary bike.

Chef Chu's fundraiser celebrates 50 years


Fifty years ago, Lawrence Chu opened a small eatery in a converted laundromat in Los Altos, offering Chinese takeout. The restaurant evolved into the renowned Chef Chu’s, which now serves more than 500 customers daily, including celebrities, heads of state, dignitaries and local sports heroes, and serves to-go meals for 500 more.

The acclaimed chef attributes a large part of his success to the community, and in the spirit of gratitude, he plans to give back through a fundraising banquet Feb. 9, with all proceeds benefiting the Los Altos History Museum.

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