Community Briefs - week of Feb. 20

World Affairs talk spotlights immigration

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled a presentation on “International Migration and U.S. Policy” 7:30-9 p.m. March 6 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Lucas Guttentag, professor of the practice of law at Stanford Law School, will discuss current immigration policies, provide historic context and share his thoughts on the prospects for immigration reform.

Saturday event offered for technically challenged seniors

Tech-savvy “digital ambassadors” will offer seniors free help with their electronic devices during Senior Tech Event IV, scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Highway Community church, 2050 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

Local seniors can bring their devices to learn such skills as how to write and receive emails, take and share photos, send text messages and use emojis.

AARP Foundation offers tax help for seniors

The Los Altos Senior Program offers a complimentary tax-return preparation service Monday mornings through April 15.

The Tax-Aide program, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program, and Los Altos has hosted a Tax-Aide site for more than 23 years.

Museum hosts symposium on influential women of color

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a symposium, “Negotiating Boundaries: Women of Color in Northern California History,” 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 2 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

After the symposium, a closing reception is slated 4-5 p.m. at the Los Altos History Museum, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Community Briefs - week of Feb. 13

Senior tech event scheduled Feb. 23

Tech-savvy “digital ambassadors” will offer seniors free help with their electronic devices during Senior Tech Event IV, scheduled 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at The Highway Community, 2050 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

Local seniors can bring their devices to learn such skills as how to write and receive emails, take and share photos, send text messages and use emojis.

LA Library hosts author for SV Reads


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As part of the Silicon Valley Reads program, Gayle Greene, Ph.D., is scheduled to discuss her book “Missing Persons” 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

“Missing Persons” is a memoir of Greene’s search for herself when she suddenly becomes the last living member of her family. A region undergoing unsettling changes from Santa Clara Valley to Silicon Valley forms the backdrop of her attempts to untangle her knotty family history, which intersects with growing gap between rich and poor.


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