Los Altos Live! set for this Saturday

The seventh annual Los Altos Live! talent show is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.


Circle of Support bolsters domestic violence prevention

Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley’s 12th annual Circle of Support Luncheon is scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 1 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

The organization will honor Los Altos Hills resident and domestic violence prevention researcher Tasneem Ismailji, M.D., MPH, at the event. Ismailji is co-founder and president of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, which works to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.


LA Library Endowment sponsors talk on Van Gogh

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled its annual “Speaking Volumes” program 7:30 p.m. Monday at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Dr. Lorrin Koran, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will headline this year’s event with the presentation “Vincent Van Gogh – Art and Madness.”


Block Action Team schedules preparedness training sessions

Block Action Team sessions to train Los Altos residents in emergency preparedness protocol are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday and May 27 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Since the program’s inception last year, 40 Block Action Teams have been mapped, with 87 local residents committed to serving as Block Action Team leaders or co-leaders. Organizers estimate that 1,094 households are covered by emergency preparedness leaders – approximately 10 percent of Los Altos homes.


Community Briefs

Fine Art in the Park set for May 16 and 17

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has scheduled its 40th annual Fine Art in the Park show 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16 and 17 at Lincoln Park, University Avenue in Los Altos.

The open-air art show will feature original works by 160 artists, including fine-art pieces ranging from paintings to sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and unique gifts.


Community Briefs

Sundheim headlines SPARC meeting

George “Duf” Sundheim, former chairman of the California Republican Party and longtime Silicon Valley political activist, is scheduled to discuss “The Road to Victory in 2016: Changing the Political Narrative” at the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) meeting 6:30 p.m. today at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Sundheim has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run for the U.S. Senate seat that opens next year when Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer retires.


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