Veteran jazz trio performs Sunday in Mountain View

Guitarist Joshua Breakstone

Veteran jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich, guitarist Joshua Breakstone and bassist Jeff Chambers are scheduled to headline a concert 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.

Vuckovich has performed in Mountain View a number of times, but Sunday’s concert marks the first local appearance by Breakstone, who has recorded and performed with some of the greatest names in jazz: Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Pepper Adams, Jack McDuff and Al Harewood, among others. He has performed all over the world and currently lives in Japan.

Save the Date – Week of Nov. 13

Dec. 1

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


Santa Clara Valley Lives: Celebrating a classic year at the movies

Image courtesy of Robin Chapman
The Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto opened in 1925 and today shows classic films. 


The year 1939 is remembered as the last year of peace in Europe, before the outbreak of World War II. It was also a landmark year for Hollywood. By the end of 1939, international markets went dark as the war changed the world – and the movies – forever.

Town Crier reveals prize winners in annual Spooky Stories Contest

Maizie Fagan won first place in the Town Crier’s 2019 Spooky Stories Contest for her contribution “Unmasked.”

The 14-year-old received the most votes from readers for her tale of stubborn Halloween masks that wouldn’t come off after a night of trick-or-treating. Fagan will receive $50 for her winning effort.

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.

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