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Los Altos Community Foundation recruits senior volunteers

Los Altos Community Foundation seeks volunteers to serve in a variety of areas.

The foundation, whose mission is to strengthen the community by stimulating local philanthropy and civic engagement, offers a number of volunteer opportunities suited for older adults with time on their hands and expertise to spare – and share.

Course helps residents become 'LEAD'-ers in the community

Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The 2017 LEAD program is scheduled to open with a half-day workshop 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 21, followed by 10 classes slated 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays every other week February through May.

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World Affairs Council hosts talk on terrorism

The Peninsula Chapter of the World Affairs Council and the Los Altos Library have scheduled the presentation “Countering Terrorism: Why Is It So Hard?” 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Martha Crenshaw, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, will draw on her experiences and research as lead investigator on Department of Homeland Security studies and her long-term examination of conflict and violence to describe why it is so difficult to identify the sources of terrorism and moderate the responses.

Morning Forum: Expert explains dangers of climate change, denial


Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier
Gary Griggs, professor of earth and planetary sciences at UC Santa Cruz, addresses the Morning Forum of Los Altos Dec. 6.

In his Dec. 6 Morning Forum presentation on “Climate Change and the California Coast,” researcher Gary Griggs explained why it is so essential that people understand what he called the “biggest challenge civilization has ever had to face.”

Griggs, professor of earth and planetary sciences and director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, shared one of his favorite quotes: “The wonderful thing about science is that it’s true whether you believe it or not.”

Rotarians learn about Facebook's global connectivity efforts

Nate Mordo, head of brand marketing for the Internet.org by Facebook initiative, discussed his recent visit to Myanmar at the Dec. 8 Rotary Club of Los Altos meeting.

His mission was to learn why more than half the world remains unconnected to the internet.

Course helps residents become 'LEAD'-ers

Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The 2017 LEAD program is scheduled to open with a half-day workshop 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 21, followed by 10 classes slated 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays every other week February through May.


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