Morning Forum of Los Altos' 66th season of lectures continues

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season Feb. 16 with speaker Larry Gerston, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University, discussing “The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (and Why Few People Do!).” The talk is scheduled to begin 10:15 a.m. at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and their topics:


Community Briefs

Museum remembers ‘Spirits’ of loved ones

The Los Altos History Museum’s current exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive,” runs through April 17.

The exhibition is a multicultural look at how people remember loved ones who have died.


Federated Woman of Los Altos host 'History of Dolls' talk today

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Deborah Steiner to discuss “The History of Dolls” at today’s meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Steiner’s presentation at 1 p.m.


Lively Foundation dance workshop returns later this month in Mtn. View

The Lively Foundation’s second Wonderful Winter Workshop is scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.

Classes include tap, Pilates mat, contemporary and line dancing. Classes are designed for ages 15 to adult, beginners to professionals.


Margaret Thompson Essay Contest centers on family traditions this year

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Margaret Thompson, right, and former Los Altos Mayor Jarrett Fishpaw, left, pose with the 2013 winners of the Margaret Thomp- son Essay Contest. The deadline for this year’s contest is March 4.

The Los Altos Historical Commission and the Los Altos History Museum are co-sponsoring the 32nd annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest, open to third- through sixth-graders who live in the area and/or attend local schools. Students who are home-schooled may also participate.

The theme of this year’s contest complements the current museum exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive.”


LA Community Coalition meets Friday

The Los Altos Community Coalition meets the first and third Fridays of each month to discuss urban planning and how to apply those principles to downtown Los Altos and the civic center.

The coalition’s next meeting is scheduled 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.


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