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World Affairs talk centers on Venezuela

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled a presentation on “Venezuela’s Crisis: Chavez, Maduro and Beyond,” 7:30 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Stanford University Professor Harold Trinkunas, deputy director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, will examine the apparently intractable political and economic crisis facing Venezuela, the role of the military in keeping the present government in power and how the Maduro regime has managed to hang on to power in the face of domestic and international pressures.

CSMA exhibition spotlights faculty art

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Teaching artist Alicia Guckenheimer-Harrell’s “Adopt Don’t Shop” is among the works featured in CSMA’s faculty art exhibition, slated to run through March 22 in Mountain View.

The Community School of Music and Arts is showcasing the work of its teaching artists in an exhibition scheduled to run through March 22 in the Mohr Gallery at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The faculty art exhibition features work by more than 20 artists, all instructors in CSMA’s Art4Schools program, which provides art education to students in grades K-12. The display includes art created in an array of styles and materials, including oil canvases, pixel art, watercolor, jewelry and collage.

County librarian retires after 25 years of service


Nancy Howe, executive director of the Santa Clara County Library District and county librarian, is set to retire March 27 after 25 years of service.

Howe leaves the library district with numerous service awards and the Library Journal recently ranking it as the No. 7 library system in the country with expenditures of over $30 million.

Friday is the deadline to enter annual historical essay contest

The deadline nears for entering the 36th annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest.

The Los Altos Historical Commission and the Los Altos History Museum are accepting entries through Friday from local students in grades 3-6. Essays, no longer than 300 words, should be turned into students’ teachers.

LA History Museum exhibition spotlights migrant farm workers

The Los Altos History Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “In the Fields of the North/En los Campos del Norte,” chronicles the lives of contemporary migrant farm workers.

On display March 19 through June 21, the exhibition features photojournalist David Bacon’s evocative photographs alongside oral narratives from migrant farm workers. Fully translated in both English and Spanish, the display aims to give insight into the food people eat and the lives of the workers who harvest it.

E3 Youth Philanthropy welcomes new members

E3 Youth Philanthropy, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications through March 30 from students entering 10th or 11th grade in the fall.

E3 aims to educate, engage and empower local youth to create positive change in their communities. Students who live in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills or Mountain View and/or attend school in one of the cities are eligible to apply.

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