GreenTown screens film on plastic pollution

The documentary “Straws” aims “to get people thinking about how small habits can add up to huge impact.”

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled a screening of the award-winning documentary “STRAWS,” which chronicles problems associated with straws and other single-use plastic pollution that inundate waterways and oceans, 7 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Tim Giacomini of Mission Trail Waste Systems will participate in a post-screening discussion.

Local Arts Roundup: New exhibitions debut at downtown galleries

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Artist Kathleen Mitchell’s depiction of sunflowers is one of several of her watercolors currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Gallery 9

Cecilia Mases is the featured artist this month at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos. Mases’ exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings, “Dancing Clouds,” runs through Jan. 29 at the gallery.

Following Mases’ display, woodturning artist Ken McCloud and several fine-art photographers will join forces for the exhibition “The Wonders of Mother Nature,” slated Jan. 30 through Feb. 25. A reception for the artists is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2.

Rengstorff House needs volunteers


City of Mountain View officials seek to expand visitor hours at Rengstorff House in Shoreline Park, a move that requires volunteer docents.

AAUW event recognizes Roe v. Wade, spotlights reproductive health


The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

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


20th annual ReCYCLE Bike Drive generates 80 bikes for students in need

Courtesy of Gary Hedden
Kathleen Santora, left, and Margie Suozzo flank Theresa Lambert, Castro Elementary School principal, as they deliver recycled bicycles for students in need.

Two decades ago, Kathleen Santora launched the ReCYCLE Bike Drive at St. Nicholas Catholic School in Los Altos Hills. In recent years, the drive has evolved into a broader community event.

For its 20th anniversary last November, Santora – with the help of GreenTown Los Altos – collected 80 bicycles for distribution to students in need.

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