Neuroscience News: Exploring the psychological impact of sheltering in place


Residents of Santa Clara County have been ordered to shelter in place until at least April 7. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and social distancing is currently the most effective strategy to curtail the rampant spread of novel coronavirus.

Foundation looks to help nonprofits in wake of COVID-19


Los Altos Community Foundation is coming to the aid of local nonprofit groups hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The foundation launched the 2020 Nonprofit Relief Fund to “raise critical resources for immediate use by these nonprofits,” according to executive director Adin Miller.

Santa Clara Valley Lives: Historical Los Altos American Legion works on landmark building status

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Veterans of World War I founded the Los Altos American Legion Post in 1938 and in 1940 built the hall themselves, spending nothing on labor and approximately $3,000 on materials.

Before there was a city of Los Altos, there was American Legion Post 558, founded in 1938 by local veterans of World War I. Its American Legion Hall, built by volunteers and completed in 1941, has survived recession, earthquake, war and a fire that destroyed the old Whitecliff Market across the street and led to the hall being used for a year as a grocery store.

State society recognizes Los Altos recreation volunteer

Courtesy of city of Los Altos
Dan Di Canio, from left, Adela Di Canio, and Liz Stout celebrate at the California Park and Recreation Society awards ceremony.

Adela Di Canio recently received the Volunteer and Sponsor Citation Award from District 4 of the California Park and Recreation Society.

The society honored Di Canio for her volunteer work at its annual awards ceremony Feb. 27 at the Mountain View Community Center.

Expert tells Morning Forum audience good news about Alzheimer's research, care


David Troxel, an internationally known expert on Alzheimer’s disease and memory care, began his Feb. 3 presentation on “The Art of Dementia Care” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos by paraphrasing Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

For more than 30 years, Troxel has focused on developing best-care practices for those with dementia. His writing and teaching center on caregiver support, staff training and long-term care program development. He has co-written six books, including his latest, “The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.” He currently serves as the only U.S. citizen appointed to the advisory board of Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Community Briefs, museum events canceled

Note: Scheduled times and dates are subject to change in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the individual groups before attending.

E3 Youth Philanthropy open to new members

E3 Youth Philanthropy, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications through March 30 from students entering 10th or 11th grade in the fall.

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