SV Reads at LA Library celebrates women LA Library celebrates women


Author Julian Guthrie and entrepreneur Abe Kleinfeld are scheduled to discuss women and men working together at a Silicon Valley Reads program set for 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The 2020 theme of Silicon Valley Reads is “Women Making It Happen,” and Guthrie’s book “Alpha Girls” is among the featured selections in a year that celebrates 100-plus years of women’s achievements. More than 150 free public events for all ages will be offered throughout Santa Clara County during February and March, including several in Los Altos.

Community Briefs, San Antonio Hills, Alzheimer's talk

San Antonio Hills residents set to meet

The annual San Antonio Hills Homeowners meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. today at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1650 Country Club Drive.

Speakers will include Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian on how county government affects San Antonio Hills; county associate planner Valerie Negrete on the state’s new construction requirements for accessory dwelling units; and resident Richard Blanchard on what people can do before the lights go out due to a power outage. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Local AAUW branch awards fellowships

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Honu Nichols, left, and Tiffany Nguyen received fellowships to attend the AAUW-sponsored National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. 

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded three fellowships to local students to attend the AAUW-sponsored National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Tiffany Nguyen and Shauna “Honu” Nichols, both students at Foothill College, and Genevieve Kolar, a De Anza College student, will participate in the conference, scheduled May 27-30 at the University of Maryland.

City of Los Altos receives award for excellence in budgeting


The city of Los Altos recently received the Excellence in Operating Budget award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers.

Local Arts Roundup: Meet artists of Gallery 9 exhibition Thursday

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Robyn Aber captures nature’s details in this photo taken off an Elena Road pathway. Her work is on display online through Feb. 29.

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled an open house with the artists whose work is featured in the exhibition “Gallery 9: Celebrating Art in Los Altos” 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

“This is a chance for visitors to find out about the artists behind the canvas,” said exhibition curator Amy Ellison. “What is their process? Where did they get their inspiration? How did each piece of art come to be? Attendees can browse the exhibition, speak to each artist and enjoy wine and cheese.”

Save the Date, St. Paddy's Beer Stroll

March 6

Mountain View Chamber of Commerce’s Celebration of Leaders Awards, 6 p.m. at the Computer History Museum. Information:

March 13

St. Paddy’s Beer Stroll, 6-9 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information:

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