MV recruits artists to beautify utility boxes

The city of Mountain View seeks Bay Area artists to beautify its streets.

Through the Visual Arts Committee’s new Sidewalk Studio pilot program, city officials plan to turn five blank utility boxes into public art that encourages civic pride, increases pedestrian traffic and deters graffiti.

SV Reads program spotlights self-compassion for teens

Silicon Valley Reads has scheduled the presentation “Self-Compassion for Teens” featuring author Amy Saltzman, M.D., 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Saltzman, author of “A Still Quiet Place,” will offer a workshop on how teens can deal with stress.

Hills youth commission presents leadership conference

Los Altos Hills Youth Commission
Courtesy of the Los Altos Hills Youth Commission
Participants of the Los Altos Hills Youth Commission Leadership Conference listen to a speaker during the 2017 conference.

Middle and high school students are invited to attend the Los Altos Hills Youth Commission’s seventh annual leadership conference Sunday (March 4). The free conference runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in city council chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Road. Speakers, including Los Altos Hills Mayor John Radford, will provide inspiration for participants to make a difference in their community by becoming involved in leadership and entrepreneurship.

Learn more about the event by visiting the Youth Commission Facebook page, Please RSVP in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Los Altos Silicon Valley Reads program spotlights caregiving

Silicon Valley Reads has scheduled the presentation “Creating Moments of Joy: The Untapped Potential of Caregiving,” with gerontologist Esther Koch, 7 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The event is one of more than 100 free activities for all ages planned for February and March throughout Santa Clara County highlighting the 2018 Silicon Valley Reads theme, “No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion,” and its focus on the challenges of caregiving.

Symphony's SV League hosts 'Game Day'

The San Francisco Symphony’s Silicon Valley League, which includes members from Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, has scheduled its annual “Game Day” fundraiser beginning 9 a.m. March 2 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

The event will feature lunch, a music program and games such as bridge, mah-jongg and Scrabble.

Community Briefs

Assemblyman schedules Los Altos open house

State Assemblyman Marc Berman, whose District 24 includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, has scheduled an open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday at his Los Altos office, 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117.

Berman said residents can pose questions and share comments and concerns about the community.

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