Temple Grandin offers firsthand perspective on autism

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Temple Grandin addresses the Morning Forum of Los Altos Nov. 18. Grandin’s life and achievements are chronicled in the award-winning 2010 HBO movie “Temple Grandin,” starring Claire Danes.

Professor and autism activist Temple Grandin, Ph.D., addressed the Morning Forum of Los Altos Nov. 18, shedding light on children with autism in her presentation “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s.”

Grandin has autism, as do many famous and accomplished people. While she wouldn’t label living persons, she cited Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla and Orson Welles.


Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild displays work at LA library

The Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild has scheduled a free exhibition of its modern quilts during December at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

According to guild members, modern quilting is a fresh approach to quilting that reflects each quilter’s personality and personal style.


Brian's Restaurant hosts Breakfast with Santa event

The annual Breakfast with Santa event is scheduled 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at Brian’s Restaurant at Rancho Shopping Center, intersection of Springer Road and Foothill Expressway in Los Altos.

Children can meet St. Nick as they enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, and a beverage. Breakfast for parents will include eggs, fruit, toast, bacon or sausage, and a beverage. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras for photos with Santa.


Los Altos painter Hamilton exhibits at Oshman JCC

Jhänny Hamilton’s paintings are on exhibit in Palo Alto.

The work of Los Altos artist Jhänny Hamilton is on display in the exhibition “Fragments of an Unfinished Life,” which runs through Jan. 6 at the Goldman Sports and Wellness complex and the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

A reception for the artist is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall.


St. Francis Holiday Home Tour slated Thursday through Saturday

The St. Francis High School Women’s Club has scheduled its 26th annual Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour Thursday through Saturday.

The event will kick off with the Christmas Gala Thursday. A Twilight Tour is slated 4-7 p.m., followed by a cocktail buffet 7-10 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church, 611 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. A Christmas boutique will remain open for shopping.


Pet allergies can prove expensive: Pet Pause

Few problems can be as frustrating for pet owners (and veterinarians) to deal with as allergies.


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