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Morning Forum speaker shines light on U.S.-China relations


A foreign policy expert shared her assessment of “United States Relations with Asia in the Age of Donald Trump” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Feb. 7.

Anja Manuel, who earned a law degree from Harvard University, was for several years a U.S. State Department official negotiating with Delhi and Beijing. She is co-founder and partner in RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm, with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. She is a lecturer in Stanford’s International Policy Studies Program, where she designed and teaches a course on U.S. foreign policy in Asia.

Los Altos resident explores dark side of SV family life in film 'The Valley'


Los Altos resident Saila Kariat took a hard look around her, sensing that something was wrong under the layer of innovation and affluence that has defined Silicon Valley.

“In the past, both career and a happy family and social atmosphere were measures of the quality of a person’s life,” she said. “We live in an age where the barometers of success are money, achievement, power or fame – family and relationships take a back seat.”

Community Briefs

County Fire Department hosts CERT program

The Santa Clara County Fire Department and the town of Los Altos Hills have scheduled Community Emergency Response Training sessions 6-9 p.m. March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The program trains participants in emergency preparedness skills and provides basic disaster-response instruction to assist others when first responders are not immediately available.

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.

15th SV Reads program focuses on bias, justice

The annual Silicon Valley Reads program is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary with free events throughout Santa Clara County, including several at the Los Altos main library.

The goal of Silicon Valley Reads is to encourage reading, thinking and talking about important topics. This year’s theme, “…and justice for all,” focuses on “unconscious biases we all have, and how these assumptions, perceptions and prejudices can lead to people being treated unfairly, especially in the legal system,” organizers said, with the goal “to raise awareness and spark new ideas on how we can reduce bias in our legal system and our daily lives.”

67th Morning Forum series offers diverse set of speakers

The 67th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series continues through June 6.

Founded in 1950, Morning Forum is an all-volunteer organization. The series, which features a varied lineup of speakers and topics, is scheduled 10:15-11:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

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