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Morning Forum speaker Steves encourages 'transformational' trips


Rick Steves, famed guru of travel, charmed and informed a packed audience with his presentation “Broadening Your Global Perspective Through Travel” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos March 15.

Steves, the author of more than 50 travel guides, writes, produces and hosts the PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe” and hosts the radio program “Travel with Rick Steves.”

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LWV solicits donations

The League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View has scheduled its annual financial appeal today, encouraging local residents to support the organization’s 2016 nonpartisan election information for ballot measures and races for the June primary and November general elections.

Mail donations to the League office at 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos 94022, or donate online at lwvlamv.org.

'Egg Extravaganza' slated Saturday at Shoreline

Shoreline Lake in Mountain View has scheduled its first "Easter Bunny & Egg Extravaganza" 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday (March 26). The free event is an opportunity for kids and adults to enjoy a plethora of outdoor Easter activities by the water, in a nature preserve.

Along with the Easter Bunny making an appearance, kids of all ages can take part in a hunt, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Activities also include egg dying and craft making, and lawn games.
Festivities will be held between the Boathouse and American Bistro -- where non-ggg hunters can also partake of brunch, pre-prepared picnic baskets, and other refreshments, as well as watersports.
To ensure everyone has a chance to participate, families are being asked to reserve their child's participation with an activity pass by calling directly at (650) 965-3779 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit https://shorelinelake.com/upcoming.html.

Official discusses improvements in VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Kathryn Tomaino/Special to the Town Crier
Walt Dannenberg, associate director of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, speaks at the Morning Forum of Los Altos about efforts to streamline the VA system to better serve veterans.

Walt Dannenberg, associate director of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, highlighted the plight of veterans in his presentation on “The Transformation of Health Care with a Veteran-Centered Focus” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos March 1.

According to Dannenberg, the mission statement of the VA dates back to Abraham Lincoln, and the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs reports directly to the president of the United States. The mission of the VA is to provide comprehensive care and services to veterans and their families, and to serve those who served.

Zimbabwe fair inspires with motto: 'Be fit, create art and help others'

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High School student Shruti Juneja, a Zimbabwe Run and Fair volunteer, promotes the event with a puppet act at the Los Altos main library last week.

The 17th annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair is scheduled Sunday at St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

The event, featuring 13 races and an African arts and crafts fair, is slated to kick off at noon. Races will begin at 1 p.m., including a 220-yard dash for preschoolers, a half-mile run for kindergartners and mile-long runs for participants from first grade to adult.

Architecture camp slated for high schoolers

Courtesy of Los Altos Community Foundation
Architecture Design Camp introduces students to design.

An Architecture Design Camp for high schoolers is scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 20-24 at the Los Altos Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave.

The camp is open to students in grades 9-11; the maximum enrollment is 12 students.

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