Lean In Circle leader to appear at LA History Museum June 10

Myra Nawabi, the leader of the Bay Area’s largest Lean In Circle, is scheduled to speak 5:30 p.m. June 10 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Facebook Inc. COO Sheryl Sandberg’s best-seller, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” (Knopf, 2013), inspired Lean In Circles, where women – and some men – gather regularly to encourage each other’s ambitions. The book focuses on changing the conversation from what women can’t do to what women can do. Lean In Circles aim to take the next step, on the premise that if women talk openly about the challenges they face and work together, they can change the trajectory of women in the workplace.


Peter Su: Singing, songwriting suits him just fine

Courtesy of Peter Su
Los Altos native Peter Su, a 2003 graduate of Los Altos High School, traded venture capital for the music business. “To be fulfilled, I had to do what I loved,” he said. Su is currently in Los Angeles working on his first album.

Los Altos native Peter Su recently traded in his suit and tie for a guitar and a microphone.

The 2003 graduate of Los Altos High School worked at Goldman Sachs and for venture capital firms on Menlo Park’s famous Sand Hill Road before making the switch to music three years ago.


LA Library screens 'Butterfly Town, USA'

The Los Altos Library and the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center have scheduled a screening of the documentary “Butterfly Town, USA” and a discussion with director Dorothy Fadiman 7 p.m. Thursday in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

“Butterfly Town, USA” follows a community of activists in Pacific Grove working to restore the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. The film centers on activist Bob Pacelli, who is leading the effort. The film portrays people planting and watering new trees by hand, attending city council meetings to explain their intentions and hosting meetings in the Sanctuary to determine how best to bring attention to the issue of loss of butterfly habitat due to climate change, deforestation and pesticides. Butterfly ecologist Lincoln Brower adds his perspective throughout the film.


Save the Date

June 13

Relay For Life of Los Altos, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave. The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Information: relayforlife.org/losaltosca.

July 11, 12

Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days on Main and State streets between First Street and Edith Avenue in downtown Los Altos. Hosted by the Los Altos Village Association. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.


Community Briefs

Discovery Shop celebrates 50 years

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is scheduled to celebrate its 50th anniversary June 5-7 at 243 Main St., Los Altos.

The event will feature volunteers in 1960s-style clothing, a 1965 Cobra in front of the shop on the first day, daily ’60s trivia for prizes, photos of volunteers from the ’60s and cake.


LA Rotary Club helps with Nepal relief

Courtesy of Save the Children
A two-year-old boy manages a smile at a tented settlement in Nepal after last month’s earthquake. With financial support from the Rotary Club of Los Altos, Save the Children provides displaced families with hygiene kits and infant kits that include warm clothes, hats and blankets.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ World Community Service Committee has launched a fundraising campaign to help with relief efforts in Nepal in the aftermath of the 7.8 earthquake that hit the nation April 25.

Funds raised will support the Sunrise Rotary Club in Kathmandu and the nongovernmental organizations Save the Children and ShelterBox.


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