Simitian revives series on 'Understanding Islam'


Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian has reprised his series “Understanding Islam” with another trio of events.

Co-hosted by the city of Mountain View’s Human Relations Commission, the series launched April 16 with Part 1, “What Does It Mean to be Muslim? The Basics.” The event featured a discussion of Islam as a religion and an identity in modern America and abroad.

WWI exhibition opens 'Over Here' in LA

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A World War I publicity still is among the highlights of the new Los Altos History Museum exhibition “Over Here,” set to debut Thursday.

The Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibition, “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I,” is scheduled to open Thursday and run through May 27.

The display, which draws on the holdings of the U.S. National Archives, commemorates the centennial of U.S. involvement in WWI. The exhibition chronicles how the country’s entry in the war marked the beginning of its position as a global power and dramatically affected the home front.

Artists invite public into workspaces for Silicon Valley Open Studios

Artists in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View will open their studios to the public during Silicon Valley Open Studios.

The free annual event enables visitors to mingle with artists in their workspaces. Studios in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, 6, 12 and 13. Mountain View studios will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 and 13.

AAUW luncheon features Stanford physics leader

The Los Altos/Mountain View and Palo Alto branches of the American Association of University Women have scheduled a luncheon, “The Fiesta Lunch,” noon to 2 p.m. April 28 in the Hillview Community Center Social Hall, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Catered by LuLu’s on Main Street and open to all local residents, the luncheon will honor the newest AAUW Tech Trek Science Camp scholars from Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto middle schools.

Los Altos Decorative Arts Club now open to new members

Courtesy of Donna Drako
Steve Yvaska attends a recent meeting of the Decorative Arts Club.

The Decorative Arts Club meets seven times a year at the Garden House in Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos. The group is open to new members.

The club meets 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month, January through April and September through November. Meetings include a light lunch and guest speaker.

Block Action Team offers training class

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT), a program of Los Altos Community Foundation in partnership with the city of Los Altos, has scheduled training classes for aspiring BAT leaders.

Training sessions are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 19, May 21 and June 20 at the Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

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