International trio drums up jazz at Wunderman House


Jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich is scheduled to perform the concert “International Jazz Trio/International Art of Jazz” with bassist Noriyuki Ken Okada and drummer Akira Tana 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.

Okada and Tana, who frequently play together, have Japanese roots, but their influences are from around the world. Although both were born in the United States, Okada and Tana have extensive international touring experience. Okada has lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as Japan. Tana, who has played with saxophonist Sonny Rollins and singer Lena Horne, has appeared on more than 150 recordings.

Winter-spring lectures underway

The annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series continues through June.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, the Morning Forum boasts 450 local members. The series features 16 speakers who appear 10 a.m. every other Tuesday from September through the beginning of June at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Community Briefs, Garden Club, Los Altos Housing Alliance

Garden Club spotlights planting vegetables

The Garden Club of Los Altos is scheduled to meet 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

Master gardener Ann Burrell will discuss “Planning Your Vegetable Garden,” offering tips on how to plant the best-tasting and most prolific vegetables in a small area.

Dem Coalition holds annual meeting

The Peninsula Democratic Coalition has scheduled its annual meeting 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The meeting will include lunch at noon, followed by a panel discussion, “Let’s Hear from the Women: Newly Electeds in the Mid-Peninsula,” with city councilwomen Neysa Fligor of Los Altos, Ellen Kamei of Mountain View, Alison Cormack of Palo Alto and Giselle Hale of Redwood City.

At the Library, feng shui master, Black Cedar Trio

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


SV Reads at LA Library celebrates women LA Library celebrates women


Author Julian Guthrie and entrepreneur Abe Kleinfeld are scheduled to discuss women and men working together at a Silicon Valley Reads program set for 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The 2020 theme of Silicon Valley Reads is “Women Making It Happen,” and Guthrie’s book “Alpha Girls” is among the featured selections in a year that celebrates 100-plus years of women’s achievements. More than 150 free public events for all ages will be offered throughout Santa Clara County during February and March, including several in Los Altos.

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