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.

Morning Forum speaker reveals myths about America's founding

Historian Carol Berkin dispelled “Myths of the American Revolution” in her Nov. 5 presentation at the Morning Forum of Los Altos.

“Forget everything your grade-school history teachers taught you,” she advised her audience. 

Community Briefs, Festival of Lights, volunteer service awards luncheon

Festival of Lights set to dazzle Dec. 1

The 42nd annual Festival of Lights Parade is set to usher in a new holiday season Dec. 1 with illuminated floats and costumed characters strolling through downtown Los Altos.

Scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., the parade also will feature an array of bands and dance groups among its 60 entrants and 1,500 participants.

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