Los Altos Post 558

American Legion 
Los Altos Post 558
347 First Street, Los Altos
Hall Rental -  Ted Greenwood (408) 393-0135
Other - Ken Newman (650) 906-8978


The Los Altos Post 558 was formed in 1938 by World War I Veterans from the community, who built the Post and opened the doors in 1940. 

Originally named after resident Lt. Col. John J. Howard, an illustrious Spanish-American war hero, the Post was renamed to reflect the Los Altos community of veterans in 2006.  

Veterans from Los Altos and the region meet regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. with social time at 6 p.m. 

The Post focuses on services to Veterans, Community & Children & Youth.


Historical Landmark Status Recommended by City of Los Altos Historical Commission January 24, 2022.

Final Approval to be decided by City Council March 8, 2022.

In 2022, the Post is expanding its existing disaster preparedness services to become the first "node" as a care and comfort refuge for the residents and employees in the town's Neighborhood Emergency Network. 

The Post will be remodeling the Clubroom, and will begin fundraising for a new roof and other improvements in 2022,

Donations may be made to the Los Altos American Legion Charities, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, by mail to 347 First Street, Los Altos, CA 94022.

For more information, contact Ken Newman, kwn558@gmail.com or (650) 906-8978.


Crabfeed, March 19, 2022, join us for our annual event.  Options will include take out from 1-3 p.m. or dine-in from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial Day, May 30, 2022 - 11 a.m.  Join us for a one hour ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, 650 Franklin St. Mountain View.


Hall Rental and Classes Available in Martial Arts, Dog Training, Tango Argentina, Qi Gong, Zumba, Aerobics, and more. Contact Ted above.

Properly Dispose of Worn American Flags from Your Home in the Red, White and Blue Mailbox near the Flagpole.


Pictured Above Boy Scouts, Led by Scout Connor Wilcox, Just Completing a Thorough Cleaning of Hall & Clubroom for Covid Re-Opening Nov. 1, 2020.