Los Altos Senior Program provides free tax preparation

The Los Altos Senior Program has scheduled a free tax-return preparation service Monday mornings Feb. 3 through April 13.

The Tax-Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program. Los Altos has hosted a Tax-Aide site since 1997.

At the Library - week of Jan. 15

The following free events 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.

 

Community Briefs, World Affairs, SIR meeting

World Affairs tackles election interference

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled the presentation “Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections” 7:30 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Cyber-security expert Alex Stamos, adjunct professor at Stanford University’s Freeman-Spogli Institute and former chief security officer at Facebook, will discuss how Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and continues its interference campaign in U.S. elections. His presentation will address how Russia was able to do so and if there is anything that can be done to prevent or minimize interference in 2020. Stamos also will describe some of the vulnerabilities in the U.S. election infrastructure and steps the U.S. might use to confront such efforts.

Residents do Broadway for a good cause: Concert benefits LightHouse camp scholarships


Anne and Steve Gilll

Los Altos father and daughter Steve and Anne Gill are scheduled to present “Magic To Do: Broadway in the 1970s,” their 18th annual benefit concert for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19 in Menlo School’s Spieker Ballroom, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Accompanying the Gills will be pianist and former Los Altos resident Linda Jordan, Menlo School alumni traveling from as far away as Sweden and Bay Area director and actor Alex Perez.

No escaping this event's appeal: Museum's first escape room draws rave reviews


Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum
Participants in the Los Altos History Museum’s inaugural escape room Dec. 6 pore over clues.

The Los Altos History Museum’s first escape room won’t be its last.

Los Altos History Museum exhibition curator Amy Ellison said she “could not have been more pleased” with how the Dec. 6 event went.

Simitian, county offer grants for charitable meal preparation

The Santa Clara County Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency charitable feeding pilot program is accepting grant applications through March 18. The grants are designed to alleviate some of the costs for using permitted commercial kitchens for nonprofit organizations that prepare meals. 

Grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 to organizations to pay for costs associated with renting a permitted commercial kitchen in Santa Clara County for preparing charitable meals.


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