Community Briefs

‘Caught in the Middle’ addresses conflict skills

The Los Altos Mediation Program in association with the Los Altos Community Foundation has scheduled “Caught in the Middle,” a workshop designed to help people handle disputes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

Martin Eichner, Project Sentinel conflict manager trainer, will share tips on how to lower the heat during disagreements, understand needs and assist others in saying what they need to say without escalating the situation.

The program will offer techniques on handling difficult situations in the middle of disputes. The workshop may help reframe conflicts at work, in volunteer organizations, with friends and within families.

To register or for more information, call 949-5267 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Speaking Volumes series features author Cohn

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled David “Pablo” Cohn to discuss “One Very Long Day – A Summer Working at the South Pole” at its annual Speaking Volumes series, 7:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Cohn is a senior research scientist with, the philanthropic arm of the high-tech company, and former technical lead for Google Labs.

Among his recent adventures was a three-month stay in Antarctica performing tech support for science projects at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

His talk will center on the time he spent there and will include slides.

For more information, visit

Neutra House hosts film screenings

The third annual Los Altos Neutra House FILM + Conversation Series features films and talks related to modern architecture.

The films are scheduled 7-9 p.m. May 9 and June 13 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

• May 9: “The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat.” The Michael Dorsey film tells the story of a house Neutra designed in 1958.

• June 13: “Coast Modern: Modern Architecture from Vancouver to LA.” The film presents homes designed by three generations of modernist architects in the context of their times.

Admission is $20 per film.

For more information, call 941-4164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LA women’s program receives county award

The Santa Clara County Psychological Association has scheduled its 2013 Awards Fete 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Rec Room at the Los Altos Masonic Hall, 146 Main St.

W.O.M.E.N.-SV, a nonprofit program of the Los Altos Community Foundation committed to raising awareness of domestic violence and connecting victims with resources, will receive an award for its dedication to improving the well-being of the community.

The event will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Admission is free, but registration is requested by Friday.

For more information and to RSVP, visit

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‘Young at Art’ reception slated May 3

A “Young at Art” reception is scheduled 6-8 p.m. May 3 at Nature Gallery, 296 State St., Los Altos.

The reception, occurring during the monthly First Friday event, celebrates young artists and their teachers.

Winning works from six area high schools will be on display in the gallery showroom.

For more information, call 327-8700.

Library sponsors talk on beekeeping

The Los Altos Library has scheduled the presentation “Beekeeping with Wayne Pitts” 6:30 p.m. May 6 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Pitts, expert beekeeper and owner of Uvas Gold Apiary, will discuss raising honeybees. The interactive class will feature live bees (enclosed in a hive), beekeeping equipment and honey samples.

For more information, call the library at 948-7683.

SAy Hi helps local seniors

The SAy Hi Support Group offers assistance to seniors living in San Antonio Hills, the unincorporated area near Los Altos.

Volunteers provide free rides (within a 20-minute drive, with 24 hours’ notice) to destinations including El Camino and Kaiser hospitals; beauty salons and barber shops; Rancho, Loyola Corners, downtown Los Altos and other local shopping destinations; and religious services.

SAy Hi meets 4 p.m. the third Monday of every month at First Republic Bank, 400 S. San Antonio Road, in Los Altos.

For more information, call 752-4242.



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