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Sheriff’s Office hosts Crime Prevention Forum

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled its third annual Crime Prevention Forum for residents of Los Altos Hills 6-8 p.m. today at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Sheriff’s Office representatives will present data on crime trends in Los Altos Hills, discuss law enforcement resources and public safety concerns and offer advice on how to prevent crime and protect against victimization.

For more information, call Deborah Padovan at 941-7222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lecture highlights Impressionist exhibition

Fine-arts docent Kay Payne is scheduled to present an illustrated lecture on “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art” 7:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The exhibition of the same name runs through Aug. 9 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

For more information on the exhibition, visit legionofhonor.famsf.org.

For more information on the lecture, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/los altos.

Library presents ballet performance

The Los Altos Library has scheduled Western Ballet to perform family-friendly selections from the ballet “La Fille Mal Gardée” 7 p.m. Thursday at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/los altos.

Hidden Villa forum discusses food availability

Hidden Villa has scheduled “Bridges of Bread: Building an Equitable, Connected Food Community,” a panel discussion on relocalizing agriculture and making more healthful food available to all, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the preserve, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

Forum panelists will include Cathrine Sneed, director of The Garden Project; Christopher Gardner, professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center; Robin Galas, assistant director of the Family Engagement Institute at Foothill College; and Jason McKenney, agriculture manager at Hidden Villa Farm. Jessica Prentice, author of “Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection,” will moderate the discussion.

“Bridges of Bread” is Hidden Villa’s 2014 Duveneck Forum, which serves as a platform for bringing people together and focusing on issues of justice.

Admission is free, though registration is requested.

To register and for more information, call 949-6326 or visit hiddenvilla.org/programs/public-programs/duveneck-forum.

Child Advocates sponsors fundraiser

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley has scheduled the fundraiser “Star Chefs and Wines (and Spirits!) They Love” 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Executive chef Jarad Gallagher of Chez TJ in Mountain View will join 14 other Bay Area chefs and local wineries in creating small plates and beverage pairings.

The event will include live and silent auctions and an opportunity to hear from a family and children who have benefited from the support of the nonprofit Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.

Tickets are $150.

For tickets and more information, call Karen Scussel at (408) 573-5601, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit BeMyAdvocate.org or castarchefs.org.

World Affairs Council discusses journalism

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled a panel discussion, “Meet the International Press: Balancing Journalism in Developing Regions,” 7:30-9 p.m. April 16 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

A panel of international journalists from the John S. Knight Fellows Program at Stanford University will discuss the challenges of balanced reporting in developing regions in conflict and with emerging and established voices in Peshawar, Pakistan; Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma); and East Africa.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For more information, call 941-8190 or 948-7683 or visit worldaffairs.org.

League of Women Voters hosts luncheon

The Los Altos/Mountain View League of Women Voters has scheduled Los Altos Assistant City Manager James Walgren to speak at its monthly Lunch with the League 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at Ristorante Bella Vita, 376 First St., Los Altos.

Walgren, who is also director of community development for the city of Los Altos, will offer his insight on balancing aspects of commercial and office development, city infrastructure projects, affordable housing, preserving neighborhoods and transportation. He will also address how city staff implements and influences council policy.

Cost is $25 per person.

RSVP with choice of entrée – Lemon Chicken or Vegetarian Pasta – by April 16 by calling Natalie Elefant at 383-5590 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information, visit lwvlamv.org.

Los Altos Hills sponsors Hoppin’ Hounds Hunt

The city of Los Altos Hills has scheduled its 11th annual Hoppin’ Hounds Easter Biscuit Hunt 9 a.m. April 19 at Byrne Preserve, adjacent to Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road.

The event welcomes dogs on-leash to search for biscuits in the preserve.

A $5 donation is recommended. Proceeds benefit Palo Alto Animal Services.

For more information, call 947-2518 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Registration opens for Duveneck Dash

Hidden Villa’s inaugural Duveneck Dash is scheduled 9 a.m. April 19 at the preserve, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

Organized to honor the legacy of Hidden Villa founders Josephine and Frank Duveneck, the noncompetitive event is open to participants of all ages. A 5K run is set for 9 a.m., a 10K run will begin 9:45 a.m. and a continuous walking loop around Steinman’s Pasture is slated at 10 a.m.

Proceeds from the Duveneck Dash will support scholarships for low-income youth attending Hidden Villa’s summer camps.

Approximately 50 percent of campers in 2013 received scholarships. Hidden Villa anticipates hosting nearly 1,300 youth this summer.

Registration is $20 per person for the running events, $10 per person for the walk. Additional donations are welcome.

To register and for more information, visit hiddenvilla.org.

Los Altos Live! slated April 26

Los Altos Live!, the sixth annual talent show featuring local performers, is scheduled 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The show, co-sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association and the Town Crier, will feature more than 75 performers in 20 different acts, ranging from dancers to jugglers, martial artists, singers and musicians.

Tickets are $20 adult, $10 student. Tickets are available at the Town Crier, 138 Main St.; Main Street Cafe & Books, 134 Main St.; and Los Altos High School. They can also be purchased online at http://losaltoslive2014.eventbrite.com.

Proceeds from the event enable Los Altos High students to attend Camp Everytown, a leadership development program with core values that promote nonviolent campus communities.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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