Sky's the Limit Fund: Transforming teens' lives through wilderness therapy


Sky's the limit fund Sky’s the Limit Fund serves teens in crisis by providing financial help to enable them to attend wilderness therapy programs.

• Mission: Sky’s the Limit Fund (STLF) aims to transform the lives of youth in crisis and their families by providing access to wilderness therapy programs, coaching services to guide families during the transition home and outreach to educate the community on the benefits of wilderness therapy.

Studies show a rise in mental health illness in U.S. teens. One in five adolescents has had a serious mental health illness, such as depression and/or anxiety, at some point. Yet fewer than half of adolescents with a mental health problem received any kind of treatment in the past year.

DVF, Wojcicki bring #InCharge movement to Los Altos pop-up


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Diane von Furstenberg, left, and Anne Wojcicki discuss the #InCharge movement Saturday at DVF’s Los Altos pop-up store.

It all began when 23andMe founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki discovered that friend and fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg was going to be in the area for a chat at Facebook offices in Menlo Park.

Wojcicki, a Los Altos Hills resident and downtown Los Altos property owner, saw the perfect opportunity to promote von Furstenberg’s current and coming DVF looks, and the fashion designer accepted Wojcicki’s offer to use a downtown storefront owned by Wojcicki’s Los Altos Community Investments.

Veteran jazz trio performs Sunday in Mountain View


Guitarist Joshua Breakstone

Veteran jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich, guitarist Joshua Breakstone and bassist Jeff Chambers are scheduled to headline a concert 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.

Vuckovich has performed in Mountain View a number of times, but Sunday’s concert marks the first local appearance by Breakstone, who has recorded and performed with some of the greatest names in jazz: Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Pepper Adams, Jack McDuff and Al Harewood, among others. He has performed all over the world and currently lives in Japan.

Save the Date – Week of Nov. 13

Dec. 1

Festival of Lights Parade, 6 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: losaltosparade.org.

 

Santa Clara Valley Lives: Celebrating a classic year at the movies


Image courtesy of Robin Chapman
The Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto opened in 1925 and today shows classic films. 

 

The year 1939 is remembered as the last year of peace in Europe, before the outbreak of World War II. It was also a landmark year for Hollywood. By the end of 1939, international markets went dark as the war changed the world – and the movies – forever.

Town Crier reveals prize winners in annual Spooky Stories Contest

Maizie Fagan won first place in the Town Crier’s 2019 Spooky Stories Contest for her contribution “Unmasked.”

The 14-year-old received the most votes from readers for her tale of stubborn Halloween masks that wouldn’t come off after a night of trick-or-treating. Fagan will receive $50 for her winning effort.


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