Los Altos native Lanman's music career stretches from coast to coast

Courtesy of James Lanman
Singer-songwriter James Lanman, a Los Altos High School graduate, played in a band before becoming a solo artist.

Los Altos native James Lanman is not what one might expect from a millennial-aged musician. The singer-songwriter is a fan of R&B, jazz and Motown – not the most popular genres of music among today’s young adults.

Inspired by his parents’ favorite music and his love of poetry, Lanman’s journey from appreciating songwriters was more than a decade in the making.

Mathai shares sports stories with Los Altos Rotarians

Jerry Tomanek/Special to the Town Crier
Raj Mathai, news anchor for NBC Bay Area, speaks to the Rotary Club of Los Altos last month.

Raj Mathai, weeknight news anchor for NBC Bay Area, shared some of his favorite sports memories with the Rotary Club of Los Altos Feb. 20.

The Los Altos resident and Los Altos High alumnus was accompanied by his 10-year-old son, Maxx. Mathai expressed how much he loves Los Altos and sharing its hometown traditions with his son.

At the Library: laughter yoga class

The following events and/or services are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

• 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month: Certified instructor Chris Selberg leads a Laughter Yoga class.

Downtown Los Altos ushers in March with First Friday

First Friday festivities for March are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The evening will feature activities for all ages. Visitors can browse and shop at stores and galleries, many of which offer First Friday discounts and complimentary refreshments.

Local Arts Roundup: 'Dreamscapes' comes to Gallery 9

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Gallery 9’s “Dreamscapes” exhibition, featuring works by Cecilia Mases, runs through March 29.

Painter Cecilia Mases presents “Dreamscapes,” an exhibition that runs through March 29 at Gallery 9.

The show features her colorful new works in oil and acrylic.

Jazz guitarist Lettieri performs free concert Saturday at CSMA

Courtesy of CSMA
Mark Lettieri, a Bay Area native, will perform songs from his latest album at Saturday night’s free concert at CSMA in Mountain View.
UPDATE: The concert has been postponed.

Guitarist Mark Lettieri headlines the fourth performance in the Community School of Music and Arts Spring Community Concert Series.

A Bay Area native and a member of the multi-Grammy jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy, Lettieri is slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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