|Written by Los Altos Town Crier|
|Wednesday, 09 January 2013|
PNG sponsors open house
Partners for New Generations, a nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors to local students for 16 years, has scheduled an open house 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Office Board Room, 1299 Bryant Ave., adjacent to Mountain View High School.
Through the open house, Partners for New Generations hopes to recruit volunteers to serve as tutors for elementary and middle-school students and mentors at the high-school level.
Volunteer adult mentors and their teens do everything from bowling to hiking, cooking and going to movies. Primarily they talk – and listen – to one another. The relationships are designed to help struggling students build self-esteem and find positive direction in their lives.
For more information, visit www.pngmvla.org.
Pro-choice march scheduled in Los Altos
The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its annual pro-choice rally and walk, Step Out for Pro-Choice, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22, starting at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, and returning to the center at 12:30 p.m. The community is invited to participate.
Sylvia Yen, M.D., M.P.H., of the Center for Adolescent Health will address the group before the walk departs. Yen is clinical assistant professor at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, affiliated with the Stanford Medical School and sees patients at Mountain View’s Center for Adolescent Health. She has served on the board of the Center for Reproductive Rights and is co-founder of SheHeroes, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping teenage girls overcome stereotypes and realize their dreams.
The walk commemorates the 40h anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The walk was founded in 2002 to offer counterpoint to the local implementation of the National Walk for Life.
Registration is $2 at the door.
Wildcat specialists visit Foothill College
Wildcat specialists Rob and Barbara Dicely have scheduled a Wildcat Adventure presentation 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
The presentation, sponsored by the nonprofit Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund, will feature five live wildcats, which could include a cougar, cheetah, serval, lynx, caracal or Geoffroy’s cat. Each cat is shown onstage as information about its habits, habitat and survival issues is shared.
The presentation will take place in Appreciation Hall, Room 1501. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10.
Museum features ‘Bear in Mind’ display
The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled “Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly,” on display through March 24.
According to exhibition organizers, scientists estimate that 10,000 grizzlies once roamed California. However, through increased human settlement, loss of habitat and hunting, the grizzly vanished from the state by the early 1900s, today seen only on the state flag.
The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Admission is free. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
For more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org or call 948-9427.
SAy Hi helps local seniors
The SAy Hi Support Group offers assistance to seniors living in San Antonio Hills, the unincorporated area near Los Altos.
Volunteers provide free rides to destinations such as hospitals, local shopping centers and religious services.
SAy Hi members meet 4 p.m. the third Monday of every month at First Republic Bank, 400 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Bookmobile visits LAH
The Santa Clara County Library District Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in the parking lot at Gardner Bullis School, 25890 W. Fremont Road in Los Altos Hills, 1-2 p.m. every other Friday.
The Bookmobile offers materials to residents who face physical challenges in getting to a library or who don’t live near one. It is stocked with current materials for adults, teens and children. New selections are added daily.
The Bookmobile can be used as a regular pickup location for materials and accepts hold requests.
For more information, call 947-2518.
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