At the Library – Week of Nov. 13



Holiday Fund extends a helping hand

The Los Altos Town Crier Holiday Fund is in full swing, kicking off its 19th year supporting local organizations that directly serve those with the most pressing needs in the community.

Holiday Fund

Since its inception, the Holiday Fund has raised more than $3.2 million. This year, the fund aims to raise $250,000 to donate to 20 nonprofit organizations.

Community Briefs – Week of Nov. 6

Veterans Day event scheduled Monday

Local veterans groups plan to commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Mountain View Veterans Memorial at Eagle Park, 655 Franklin St.

Event organizers will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with remarks from Mountain View Mayor Lisa Matichak, Ken Newman of the American Legion, Jack S. Friedman of USO Bay Area and Don Newton of Honor Flight Bay Area.

Forum speaker says U.S. must get to know China better


China expert Thomas Fingar explained to the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience Oct. 15 why the United States must understand China’s challenges if it is to create a smart China policy.

In his presentation “Getting U.S. China Policy Right,” Fingar said he has been a China observer and analyst since the beginning of President Richard Nixon’s “pingpong” diplomacy in 1972. A fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, Fingar’s career has been split between academic research

LAHS alum shares experiences from 'Jeopardy!'

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Courtesy of Laurel Lathrop
Los Altos native Laurel Lathrop poses with Alex Trebek, famed host of the long-running game show “Jeopardy!”

Category: Local Trivia

Answer: Laurel Lathrop

CSA changes to holiday program reflect changing times for clients

The Mountain View-based Community Services Agency’s annual Holiday Sharing Program continues to evolve.

This year’s event – scheduled Dec. 14 and 15 – will focus on providing families with gift cards so that they can purchase items for their children. All clients will receive the traditional food bag for preparing holiday meals.

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