Los Altos History Museum to celebrate Three Kings Day Sunday

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to celebrate Three Kings Day noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Three Kings Day – also known as Día de los Reyes Magos or the Feast of the Epiphany – will honor the Catholic tradition and Mexican heritage of Juana Briones, the subject of the museum’s current exhibition, “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera.”

Community Briefs - Week of Jan. 2

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World Affairs meeting focuses on Turkey

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled diplomat Scott Kilner to discuss “Turkey’s Future Under Erdogan” 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Kilner, former U.S. State Department Consul General to Istanbul, will share his insight on what lies ahead for Turkey in the aftermath of the country’s 2017 constitutional referendum and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly strong grip on power.

Priest explains how recognizing kinship reduces gang membership

Jesuit priest Gregory Boyle presented a timely message for the holiday season by emphasizing the importance of remembering that “we belong to each other” in his appearance at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Dec. 4.

In his presentation “Lessons from the Field: Kinship as an Intervention,” Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest gang abatement program, explained how this basic truth has been at the core of the success of his nonprofit organization, which he founded 30 years ago.

World Affairs meeting focuses on Turkey

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled diplomat Scott Kilner to discuss “Turkey’s Future Under Erdogan” 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Kilner, former U.S. State Department Consul General to Istanbul, will share his insight on what lies ahead for Turkey in the aftermath of the country’s 2017 constitutional referendum and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly strong grip on power.

Santa Clara Valley Lives: Robert Louis Stevenson's celebrated Christmas in CA


Courtesy of Historic Bay Area Visionaries
Robert Louis Stevenson in a photograph taken in Boston.

Christmas 1879 should have been happy for author Robert Louis Stevenson, who had come to California from Scotland in August, pursuing a woman he loved named Fanny Osbourne.

New Year's Day run, walk slated

The city of Los Altos has scheduled the return of its “Star Wars”-themed New Year’s Day Fun Run in downtown Los Altos.

The 2019 “Rogue Run: Episode II,” a casual 3.1-mile run, is set for a 9 a.m. Tuesday start at the intersection of Main and State streets.


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