Community briefs: AAUW marks ruling, 'Painting the Pandemic' extended

AAUW commemorates Roe v. Wade ruling

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion with a Zoom presentation 2-3 p.m. Jan. 22.

Museum hosts Women in Tech panel

When it comes to the pioneers who built Silicon Valley, they weren’t only men. Women made a significant contribution, and the Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to spotlight the innovators in the webinar “Women in Tech: Then and Now,” set for 5 p.m. Thursday.

Altering perceptions: Local police officers inspire 3-year-old

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Sisters Avisha, above left, and Vanya flank Los Altos Police Department Capt. Katie Krauss during a recent visit to department headquarters.

Vanya, 3, does not particularly like wearing her car seat safety belt, and her objections have prompted warnings about a potential consequence for refusing the important restraint: The police could issue her parents a ticket for breaking the law.

CSA staff members receive professional development grants

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Janice Bonello

Two members of the staff at Mountain View’s Community Services Agency recently received grants for professional development in the field of human services, which they plan to use to better support those they serve.

Underwater photographer honored for work

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Nadia Aly, a professional wildlife and underwater photographer from Los Altos, was named the 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year for images like this.

Nadia Aly, a professional wildlife and underwater photographer from Los Altos, recently received recognition for her work. She was named the 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year and also won the Collective Portfolio Award from Oceanographic Magazine, in partnership with SeaLegacy.

Los Altos native co-founds magazine

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Amanda Legge, left, and Erica Messner showcase the front covers of their new magazine, The San Franciscan.

A cartoon rejected by The New Yorker didn’t discourage Los Altos native Amanda Legge from getting published. Along with Erica Messner, Legge founded The San Franciscan, a local independent arts and culture magazine.


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