Save the Date - week of Nov. 7

Friday

Holiday Stroll, sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association, 5-9 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Nov. 25

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

At the Library - week of Nov. 7

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.

• 7 p.m. Nov. 27: A book discussion for adults will center on the best-selling historical novel “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

Community Briefs - week of Nov. 7

Local resident hosts ALS fundraiser

Los Altos businessman Robert Hammer is serving as event chairman for “Champions for a Care and a Cure,” a fundraiser for the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The event, featuring a gourmet dinner, entertainment, wine tasting and an auction, is scheduled 6 p.m. Friday at the Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco.

World War II vet, now 98, recalls role in ending conflict with Japan


Fredlund

Ronald Fredlund is one of a vanishing breed from the Greatest Generation, a World War II veteran who was just doing his job like so many others but ultimately played a role in altering the course of history.

With another Veterans Day approaching Sunday, Fredlund, 98, remembers his time in the war vividly.

As demand grows, CSA faces volunteer shortage


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
CSA volunteer Ravi Dronamraju unloads a van full of donated food last week.

Community Services Agency not only needs volunteers during the holiday season – the local nonprofit organization also seeks year-round help.

CSA, which serves Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View residents in need, faces a shortage of long-term volunteers.

Live music, store promotions highlight upcoming First Friday

November’s First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Monthly First Fridays feature live entertainment, extended store hours, promotions, discounts on merchandise and services, restaurant happy hours, artist receptions and children’s activities at Veterans Community Plaza at the intersection of Main and State streets.


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