Community Briefs - Week of June 5

SIR lunch features talk on social services

Sons In Retirement Los Altos Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon and presentation by Josh Selo on “Safety Net Services in Silicon Valley” 11:30 a.m. June 19 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Selo is executive director of the nonprofit West Valley Community Services.

Museum display offers food for thought

How food impacts culture, shapes lives and affects the planet is the focus of the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation,” on display through Sept. 8.

Laid out in four sections, the exhibition covers: “The Valley of Heart’s Delight,” showcasing the orchards; “Conveniences in the Kitchen,” highlighting postwar changes; “Diversity of Cuisine,” celebrating the community’s restaurants; and “The Future of Food,” exploring today’s food movements and new food technologies.

GreenTown event hosts discussion on healthy food

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled the presentation “Healthy Food, Healthy Planet” featuring Ocean Robbins 7 p.m. June 6 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Robbins, CEO and co-founder of the Food Revolution Network, will offer what GreenTown reps bill as a “candid and inspiring look at the truth about food and what you can do to be a powerful force for positive change.”

Save the Date - Week of May 29

June 7

State of the Cities, 11:30 a.m. at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills. Information:


At the Library - Week of May 29

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


Friendship Force hosts Russian cultural event


The Friendship Force of the San Francisco Bay Area is scheduled to host a Russian cultural event 1-3 p.m. June 8 at Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave., Los Altos.

The Friendship Force is an international organization that promotes peace, friendship and understanding around the world through homestays.

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