Senior Program Briefs

Courtesy Los Altos Senior Program
ArtVentures participants display their work at the Senior Program’s “Art on the Patio.”

The following events are scheduled at the Los Altos Senior Program’s Hillview Community Center location at 97 Hillview Ave., unless otherwise noted. To register for events and for more information, call 947-2727.

Los Altos Hills road named after owner's father

Joan Sherlock, right, enjoys a spring day at home with daughter Anika Norheim and their 7-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppies.

Photo by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier

As you drive up into Los Altos Hills on Moody Road, the landscape grows a little more rural by the mile.

In these foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the elevation rises from approximately 180 feet above sea level near downtown Los Altos to 750 feet in just 4 miles.

Hooray for holey leaves: Learn how native plants provide ecological services that sustain us all

Courtesy of Tanya kucak
The Majestic Oak, a California live oak, is a venerable specimen that can provide such ecological services as sequestering carbon, managing the watershed, enriching soil and supporting pollinators.

If you look closely at the trees in your yard and see holes in the leaves, congratulations! That’s one sign of a successful landscape, according to Doug Tallamy, chairman of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware at Newark.

A cherished childhood: You can go home again (but it may involve some sorting)

Courtesy of Robin Chapman
Chapman’s father, Col. William Ashley Chapman, with the new family automobile in the 1960s. The TV antenna on the roof was the latest thing in technology.

There are many advantages to living in the home I lived in as a child: a beautiful community, a connection to family history and, best of all, no mortgage.

Grow what you like to eat: Now is the time to plant the seeds of your favorite vegetables

Courtesy of Tanya Kucak
Tomatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. Choices include red, orange, yellow, black, pink, purple, green-when-ripe, white and blue tomatoes.

What’s worth growing in your backyard garden?

Make safety your top priority: What to do if disaster strikesclose to home

Courtesy of Ann Hepenstal
Carolyn Dupuis, second from left, briefs Block Action Team, Community Emergency Response Team and ham radio emergency preparedness volunteers during an October 2017 neighborhood drill.

Living in California, we’re all aware that emergency events can occur at any time. An earthquake, flood, wildfire or other natural disaster may impact the local community. Or a more localized event may affect a neighborhood or require an evacuation.

Do you need help preparing your family and home to deal with the aftermath of such an emergency?

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You can view the latest magazine as a PDF here or explore our archive of past issues. 


Our magazines include:

  • Camps (1/31)
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  • Living in Los Altos (3/28 & 9/26)
  • Home & Garden (4/25 & 8/29)
  • Senior Lifestyles (5/23)
  • Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival Magazine (7/11)
  • Home for the Holidays (11/14)

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