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CSA celebrates 60 years of helping area's underserved

Ian Mackey/Special to the Town Crier
Supporters gather to help Community Services Agency’s board president Cathy Lazarus, center, cut the nonprofit organization’s 60th anniversary cake, including, from left, Mountain View city councilmembers Lisa Matichak and John McAlister, Los Altos Mayor Mary Prochnow, county Supervisor Joe Simitian, state Assemblyman Marc Berman, CSA board member Marsha Deslauriers and state Sen. Jerry Hill.

Community Services Agency launched in 1957 to serve migrant workers employed on Santa Clara Valley’s farms and orchards. Today, the Mountain View-based nonprofit organization administers aid to thousands of people in need as they struggle with the high cost of living in Silicon Valley.

Approximately 350 people attended CSA’s 60th anniversary celebration Aug. 19, bringing to light the many basic-need services the agency offers – particularly in the wake of a rising homeless population.

Community Briefs

Train Days pulls into museum

The Los Altos History Museum’s annual Train Days event is scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept 16 and 17 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Designed to celebrate model railroading, the event will include elaborate layouts, intricate scenery and scaled renditions of prototypes, engines and theme cars complete with steam, lights and sound.

Save the Date

Sept. 16

Los Altos Wine Walk, 2-6 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Sept. 28

WomenSV “Gilded Cage” auction and fundraiser, 5:30-8 p.m. at Los Altos Golf & Country Club. Information: womensv.org.

At the Library

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.


Museum seeks residents' stories for upcoming Asian Pacific exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to display the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story,” beginning Oct. 19.

The exhibition chronicles the vast and varied history of Americans with ancestral roots in East Asia, South Asia, Southwest Asia, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands and the contributions they made to the United States.

AAUW kicks off membership year


The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled a kickoff meeting for its membership year 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The meeting will include presentations by local middle school girls who attended the Grace Hopper Science Camp at Stanford University this summer on scholarships provided by AAUW in partnership with local Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, as well as local junior college women who attended AAUW’s national leadership conference.

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