Hope’s Corner seeks toy, gift-card donations

Volunteers at Hope’s Corner in Mountain View are preparing for the nonprofit’s ninth annual Children’s Holiday Event, scheduled Sunday (Dec. 20), which provides an opportunity for families in need to “shop” for free holiday gifts for their children.

Artist restoring decades-old downtown Los Altos murals

Jan Meyer’s trompe l’oeil murals depicting everyday life in Los Altos remain familiar visuals decades after they were painted. Now the veteran artist and longtime resident is busy restoring them.

Los Altos church copes with COVID Christmas, celebrates member’s recovery

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Longtime Los Altos resident Richard Abbott, 98, a deacon at Union Presbyterian Church, spent Halloween in the hospital with COVID-19. Seen here at the house he bought new in Los Altos in the 1950s, Abbott has since made a full recovery and is getting ready to celebrate a joyous Christmas.

Union Presbyterian Church has a history that goes back so far in Los Altos, the church was around during the last flu pandemic in 1918. The current public health crisis has been considerably more disruptive and has required unprecedented adjustments during Christmas. Yet this historical church – like all local houses of worship – has found ways to cope and things to celebrate.

Community Briefs: Kiwanis trees sold out, virtual 'Fun Run' ahead

New program offers tree ‘adoptions’

The city of Los Altos, the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Altos Village Association co-sponsored a new holiday program, Trim a Tree @ Los Altos, that encouraged businesses, community organizations and residents to adopt and decorate a tree.

A silver lining: BridgePoint couple survives pandemic – and more

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Courtesy of BridgePoint
Ron and Jeannie Yeargin persevere through blindness and COVID-19, staying active and looking at the bright side of life.

Ron and Jeannie Yeargin got more than they bargained for when they began a new chapter in their life at BridgePoint at Los Altos.

A silver lining: BridgePoint couple survives pandemic – and more

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Courtesy of BridgePoint
Ron and Jeannie Yeargin persevere through blindness and COVID-19, staying active and looking at the bright side of life.

Ron and Jeannie Yeargin got more than they bargained for when they began a new chapter in their life at BridgePoint at Los Altos.


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