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Los Altos museum names new director


The History Museum of Los Altos hired Elisabeth I. Ward as its new executive director, effective March 20.

“Elisabeth will be a passionate and energetic leader, focused on implementing a vision of what a local history museum should be as a community resource,” said Marilyn Henderson, board president.

Sculpture inspires crane creations at Saturday event

"Conversation Peace” perches at the corner of First and Main streets in Los Altos.

A celebration of the public sculpture “Conversation Peace” is scheduled 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the installation site, 400 Main St., Los Altos.

The event will feature an appearance by the sculpture’s creator, Kevin Box, as well as the donors who made the sculpture installation possible.

Los Altos resident proves relentless in support of African orphans


Los Altos resident Ellen Clark launched the Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair after she traveled with her family to Africa in 1997 to visit her son Will, who was teaching children and teens from the Shona tribe in a remote village.

“We just fell in love with everything,” she said of her first visit to Zimbabwe. “But we saw poverty at a level you could not imagine. This was not a Club Med vacation – this was reality.”

'Applied Wisdom': Ex-CEO's book offers tips for effective management


Working at his family’s canning business in Cayuga, Ind., a young James C. Morgan learned the importance of addressing small problems before they became big ones.

The themes of awareness and anticipation run through Morgan’s life’s successes, whether building Applied Materials Inc. into a global corporation or participating in a coalition that buys and preserves thousands of acres of northern Sierra wilderness.

Community Briefs

Presentation covers ‘pre-history’ of iPhone

The Computer History Museum’s latest presentation, “Computing in Your Pocket: The Pre-History of the iPhone in Silicon Valley,” is scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

The panel discussion, moderated by Computer History Museum historian John Markoff, will focus on the race to design more personalized, handheld computers.

At the Library

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

• 7:30 p.m. March 17: Stephen McCabe is slated to discuss “Dudleya Hendrixii and Other New Succulent Liveforevers.”

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