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World Affairs talk centers on Venezuela

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled a presentation on “Venezuela’s Crisis: Chavez, Maduro and Beyond,” 7:30 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Stanford University Professor Harold Trinkunas, deputy director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, will examine the apparently intractable political and economic crisis facing Venezuela, the role of the military in keeping the present government in power and how the Maduro regime has managed to hang on to power in the face of domestic and international pressures.

The Los Altos Library is co-sponsor of the event.

For more information, email Katie Zoglin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Great Decisions series comes to library

The Los Altos Library presents the Great Decisions discussion series 1:30-3 p.m. Mondays through March 23 in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants will discuss critical global issues facing the U.S. today. Each program session features the screening of a brief film, followed by a group discussion.

Topics include:

• Monday: “China’s Road into Latin America”

• March 16: “The Philippines and the U.S.”

• March 23: “Artificial Intelligence and Data”

For more information on the series, call Richard Lopez at 948-7683, ext. 3511, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SIR hosts luncheon, talk on men’s health

Sons In Retirement Branch 35 is scheduled to host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. March 18 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Guest speaker Dr. Edward Karpman, an El Camino Hospital expert on men’s health, will discuss “Sex and the Senior Male.”

For more information, call Paul Schutz at (408) 313-6852 or visit sirinc2.org/branch35.

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