LA Women's Caucus hosts panel discussion on young women leaders

The Los Altos Women’s Caucus has scheduled a panel discussion, “Making a Difference in Your Community: Developing Young Women Leaders,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Covington School Multipurpose Room, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.

The discussion is aimed at encouraging young women to become engaged in their schools and communities.


Morning Forum speaker takes audience on trip 'Beyond the Taj Mahal'


In introducing her talk “Beyond the Taj Mahal: Inside India” to the Los Altos Morning Forum Oct. 5, Victoria Lautman asked audience members to raise their hands if they had ever visited India. Approximately one-half of the 400 attendees indicated that they had.

While Lautman assumed that most of them had visited the Taj Mahal, she was confident that few had ever visited the hidden parts of India that have kept her returning for more than 30 years.


Teen volunteer has eye-opening visit to Armenia

Courtesy of Ryan Kawahara
Ryan Kawahara of Los Altos helps an Armenian child learn how to use a computer during his summer visit to the Armenian countryside with the Hidden Road Initiative.

When Los Altos resident Ryan Kawahara traveled to Armenia last summer to teach children how to use computers, he learned something as well.

“I think being able to see how much we have and how much these children need was really eye-opening,” the 13-year-old said. “Seeing how much our little actions can mean to them was really rewarding.”


Possible rocket scientist of the future finds her inspiration at Space Camp

Courtesy of Claire Watson
Claire Watson of Los Altos receives the “Right Stuff” award at her Space Camp graduation ceremony.

Claire Watson is no rocket scientist – at least not yet – but her parents work in the field, sparking the Los Altos resident’s interest in space at a young age.

Over the summer, Claire, 11, attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.


Schola performs 'Heartland' concerts

The 85-member vocal ensemble Schola Cantorum opens its 52nd season with two concerts featuring familiar tunes from childhood.

“Home, Harvest and Heartland” performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.


'OneBeat' performers from around the world to gather at Montalvo

Here’s one possible way to resolve decades-old conflicts among countries: Put their leaders in a rehearsal room and have them make music together.


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