Los Altos Community Foundation and the Marriott Cares and Shares program’s Second Annual Casino Night


Why go to Las Vegas when you can win

BIG in Los Altos?!


Attend the Second Annual Casino Night

Benefit event for Los Altos Community Foundation and the Marriott Cares and Shares program

Texas Hold’em Tournament, Blackjack, and Roulette

Prizes include: Condo week stay in Puerto Vallarta, Home Poker Party, SF Giants’ Club Level Infield tickets, Celebrity Forum Speaker Series tickets, Bus Barn theatre tickets and more!

Friday, March 15th

Social Hour 5-6pm with food and beverages

No corkage fee

Playing floor is open 6-10pm

Limited seating, RSVP by Monday, March 11th.

Beginner Texas Hold’em table available.

$50 for seat reservation and initial stake of chips.

Sponsored and hosted by Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto – Los Altos

4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos


Women Rising V-Day Lunch

On Valentine’s Day February 14,
come and join us at noon at Main StreetCafe
(134 Main Street in downtown Los Altos),
and grab some lunch or
womensvcoffee for our “Women Rising, V-Day Lunch”.
V-day is also the day of One Billion Rising (http://onebillionrising.org),
a day on which one billion women all around the world will take to the streets
in response to this statistic:
1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
On this Valentine’s Day, the women’s groups WOMEN~SV, the CARDEA
Center, Women at the Well, and Lifting the Fog Financial Salon are
inviting everyone in our community to join with women all around the
world in celebration of our strength, hope, courage, power–and above all
our determination not to rest until every woman and child lives in safety,
peace, and freedom.
Bring a poem, a song, a flower, a valentine to share about what true love
means to you: like respect, forgiveness, patience, compassion, the sharing
of hopes, and dreams–and the sharing of power, wealth, responsibility.
Bring something to share or just bring yourself. But come! Because it’s an
important day, an historic day, the day the tide turns, and women rise up
to show the world the meaning of true love.

Architect Andrea Cochran to headline Neutra House speaker series

The Los Altos Town Crier reports that renowned landscape architect Andrea Cochran will headline the 2012-2013 Neutra House Architecture + Design Series.


Rooted in Northern California modernism, Cochran has practiced in the Bay Area for more than 30 years. Her San Francisco-based firm has a reputation for seamlessly integrating landscape, art and architecture.

Cochran’s approach to placemaking emphasizes the unique culture and climate of the region, using a restrained palette of materials to heighten the experience of the natural environment.

“This is an occasion to celebrate the legacy of modernism in California, and to talk about how we should build upon that legacy,” said Cochran of her Los Altos appearance. “It is important to think about how we can use sustainability to expand our definition of modernism in design practice today – whether as a designer or as a client.”


For more information on this series, see neutrahouse.org






Program Incubation and Management


The LEAD Program was developed by the LACF as a vehicle to introduce class participants to and educate citizens on the multiple private and public organizations in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills that make our cites and surrounding areas a community.


WOMEN SV Featured in Patch

Great write up on Women ~SV on Los Altos Patch


Like many women in Los Altos, “Patty” lives in a large home and is happily married with children.

At least, that’s what her friends think.

Little do they know that she works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. not because she loves her job, but because she fears going home to her abusive husband. On her drive home she constantly wonders, Is he going to be nice to me tonight?

One in four women is a victim of domestic violence. Chances are some women that you pass on your way to get Starbucks downtown or that you see picking up her kids from school is suffering in silence from domestic violence, said Ruth Patrick, program director and founder of Women-of-Means Escape Network Silicon Valley (WOMEN SV).