Block Action Team offers training class

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT), a program of Los Altos Community Foundation in partnership with the city of Los Altos, has scheduled training classes for aspiring BAT leaders.

Training sessions are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 19, May 21 and June 20 at the Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Local Arts Roundup: Colorful art on display through April in LA

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos Hills City Councilman Roger Spreen, right, prepares to snip the ribbon from Richard Starks’ sculpture “Just Kid Play” as Robyn Aber, left, and Karen Druker, center, look on March 16 at town hall. Druker donated the piece and two others to the town.

Gallery 9

“Still Off Center,” an exhibition of Steve Curtiss’ seriously crafted paintings of decidedly nonserious subject matter, is on display through April 28 at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.

The Los Altos artist combines a traditional background in oil technique with an offbeat sense of humor to create innovative images that play with the viewer’s eye and brain. Favorite subjects include the local landscape, animals, art history and cultural habits.

Community Briefs

Antarctica explorer headlines LALE event

Adventurer, author and marine biologist James McClintock, Ph.D., is scheduled to headline the Los Altos Library Endowment’s “Speaking Volumes” event 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

McClintock, Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will relate his experiences in the presentation “Diving Under the Antarctic Ice.”

Save the Date

May 5

“Spring Forward,” El Camino Hospital Foundation fundraiser benefiting mental health and addiction services, 5:30-11 p.m. at the Morgan estate in Los Altos Hills. Information:

May 12

“Celebrating Dick Henning: 50 Years of Foothill College Celebrity Forum,” 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. Information:

Documentary at Los Altos library spotlights arms sales to Mexico

The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center has scheduled a discussion and screening of the documentary “Where the Guns Go: U.S. Policy and Human Rights in Mexico” 7-9 p.m. April 19 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Filmmakers Abad Leyva and John Lindsay-Poland of the American Friends Service Committee’s Stop U.S. Arms to Mexico project will lead the discussion about U.S. arms sales to Mexico.

At the Library

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

• 7 p.m. April 24: A book discussion for adults will center on Kevin Kwan’s best-seller “Crazy Rich Asians.”

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