World Affairs Council addresses problem of child refugees March 2

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled Sergio Medina to discuss “International Humanitarian Law: Children Refugees” 7:30-9 p.m. March 2 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Medina, CEO and founder of Refugee and Immigrant Services, will present the status of refugee children from South America to Africa and the Middle East, outline the steps being taken to address their security and well-being, and explain the role of International Humanitarian Law.


Deadline approaching for 32nd Margaret Thompson Essay Contest submissions

The Los Altos Historical Commission and the Los Altos History Museum are co-sponsoring the 32nd annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest, open to third- through sixth-graders who live in the area and/or attend local schools. Students who are home-schooled may also participate.

The theme of this year’s contest complements the current museum exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive.”


Friendship Force slated to meet Saturday in LA


The Friendship Force of the San Francisco Bay Area is scheduled to commemorate World Friendship Day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.


El Camino YMCA welcomes a new executive director


The YMCA of Silicon Valley recently appointed Renee Zimmerman as executive director of the El Camino YMCA in Mountain View.

Zimmerman brings 26 years of nonprofit experience to the role, including 12 years in previous Y leadership positions as associate executive director at two different facilities.


Rotary Club's Cioppino Feed raises funds to help veterans

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has scheduled its annual Cioppino Feed 6 p.m. Friday in the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

The Cioppino Feed benefits student veterans at the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.


Community Briefs

Library hosts party for teens

An after-hours party for teens is scheduled 6-10 p.m. Friday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The event will feature games, minigolf, a green-screen photo booth, prizes and snacks.


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