Rotary Club of Los Altos: Physician offers perspective on opioids

Dr. Krane

As national headlines attest, the danger of opioid abuse is real, but a local physician put what many perceive as an epidemic into perspective in a presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos March 8.

According to Dr. Elliot Krane, pediatric anesthesiologist and Stanford University professor, the number of deaths resulting from many other public health menaces, including alcohol, smoking, obesity and heart disease, far outpace the number of deaths from opioid abuse.

Crow continues to grow: Local teen band signs with indie label

Courtesy of Crow Eats Man
The members of Crow Eats Man – Reku Heims, from left, Sebastian Sanchez, Richard Barnes, Nick Coleman and Elliot Hu – perform at Gunn High School. The band recently released its debut EP.

After meeting through mutual friends and bonding over a love of music, five local teens formed a band two years ago. They’ve come a long way since then.

The band – now known as Crow Eats Man – signed with an independent record label last year and recently released its first EP.

Dayworkers share stories through LA History Museum quilt project

Courtesy of Los Altos HIstory Museum
Maria Marroquin, executive director of the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, adds to a quilt that reflects the lives of 140 dayworkers involved in the project. The quilt is on display at the Los Altos History Museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House through April 29.

The Los Altos History Museum and the Day Worker Center of Mountain View have joined forces on the exhibition “Traveling Stitches: Quilts Made at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.” The exhibition runs through April 29 at the museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House.

Naomi Zamir, a volunteer at the Day Worker Center, served as curator of the display.

Check-out time for Town Crier Holiday Fund recipients

Bruce Barton/Town Crier

Town Crier Holiday Fund recipients display $230,000 in proceeds from the 2017-2018 campaign, funds that will support their nonprofit organizations. Representatives from the Holiday Fund’s 20 groups received the funds during a March 16 “check-out” event at Silicon Valley Community Foundation headquarters in Mountain View. Pictured are, front row, from left: Margot Harrigan, CHAC (Community Health Awareness Council); Laura Fulda, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley; Kathryn Hanson, ALearn; Vickie Scott Grove, Community School of Music and Arts; Ruth Patrick, WomenSV; Padma Gargeya, Mentor Tutor Connection; and Katie Zazueta, Downtown College Prep. Back: Lani Dorff, Sky’s the Limit Fund; Liane Freeman, MERIT program at the Krause Center for Innovation; Karen Kwan, Music for Minors; Malia Pires, Reach Potential Movement; Rolando Zeledon, Bayshore Christian Ministries; Melody Alvarado, House of Grace; Nisha Pillai, East Palo Alto Kids Foundation; Chris Overington, Hidden Villa; Kim Golter, Jeremiah’s Promise; Tom Myers, Community Services Agency; James McCaskill, Sunday Friends; and Teresa Ong, Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College.

Los Altos Senior Program offers free tax service through April 16

The Los Altos Senior Program offers free tax assistance Monday mornings through April 16.

The Tax Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program. Los Altos has hosted a Tax Aide site for more than 22 years. IRS-certified volunteers meet with clients, review their tax forms and records, and prepare and electronically file both federal and California state tax returns.

Upstage finds permanent home on MVCPA SecondStage

Photo courtesy of Upstage Theater
Upstage Theater, a local student-run troupe, recently secured status as the resident company at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ SecondStage. Past Upstage Theater productions include “Heathers: The Musical,” pictured here.

Upstage Theater, the local student-run company, now has a permanent home in Mountain View.

The city last month approved Upstage as the resident company at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ SecondStage.

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