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Historical Essay Contest still accepting submissions

The deadline for the 30th annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest is March 7.

Co-sponsored by the Los Altos Historical Commission and the Los Altos History Museum, the contest is open to third- through sixth-graders who live in the area and/or attend local schools.

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Save the Date

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March 3

Meeting of the Citizens Climate Lobby, Mountain View Chapter, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. CCL’s mission is to enact federal legislation for a price on carbon and a revenue-neutral dividend returned to all U.S. households. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Los Altos Rotary Club presentation highlights power of forgiveness


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Rotary Club President Jack Kelly greets speaker Carl Ray.

Judge Socrates “Pete” Manoukian had good reason to hate the rogue Afghan policeman who shot and killed his son, Capt. Matthew Manoukian, in Afghanistan in 2012. Addressing the Rotary Club of Los Altos Feb. 6, he recounted vivid details of the horrific day he opened his front door in Los Altos Hills to a group of U.S. Marines ready to deliver the news of his son’s death.

These days, however, Manoukian said he feels no hatred toward his son’s killer. If he were to meet that man now, he said, he would instead ask, “What was going through your mind when you shot a man who was helping you and your people?”

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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups. To add an event to the list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Feb. 27

Los Altos Block Action Team leader training, 6-9 p.m. at El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. Information: losaltosbat.org.

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Viewpoints Gallery showcases 'Transitions' through February: Art Scene


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Joyce Savre Hutt’s image of Stanford poppies complements her poetry at her Gallery 9 exhibition.

“Transitions,” an exhibition of Taryn Curiel paintings, runs through March 1 at Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St.

Curiel has described “Transitions” as a show that tells the story of her artistic life. The journey encompasses styles and techniques that helped define her as an artist, beginning with realistic pastel portraiture, proceeding to very abstract watercolors, and including all the steps in between. The journey is not over, she said, so the viewer can imagine what she will do next.

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Morning Forum speaker: Public health investments paying off globally

Public health expert Christy Hanson shared her passion for global health – and why everyone should care about it – in a Feb. 4 Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation, “The Greatest Story Never Told: Global Public Health Investments Are Paying Off.”

Hanson is dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship and teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. She earned her master’s in public health from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has served as chief of the Infectious Disease Division of the U. S. Agency for International Development.

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