LA museum opens evenings in May for special events

The Los Altos History Museum is opening its doors 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evenings in May for special programs as part of its Membership Month drive.

The extended hours highlight the museum’s strategic plan to offer programming to adults and families who are otherwise unable to attend during the day, and aim to encourage participation as members.

Meditation South Bay talk covers 'Problems on the Path'

Insight Meditation South Bay is scheduled to host an evening of meditation and teaching with Ross Buttner 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

In his presentation “Problems on the Path,” Buttner will discuss his dissertation findings on the psychological, social and cultural difficulties of meditation and present anecdotes and video clips based on in-depth interviews with meditation teachers and practitioners.

Pet of the Week, May 1

Courtesy of Pets In Need
Marshmallow is available for adoption through Pets In Need.

Marshmallow is a 1-year-old male domestic shorthair available for adoption through Pets In Need. When Marshmallow came to the Palo Alto shelter, he was in pain due to his broken tail, but he’s much happier since its amputation. Pets In Need reps describe him as playful and sweet; he loves when someone pets him. 

A busy, festive evening downtown

Courtesy of Jamie Lucia
First Friday participants don baseball caps with the event logo at a recent gathering.

May’s First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The event will feature a Mother’s Day theme, along with extended hours at shops, galleries and restaurants, some of which will offer discounts and promotions.

At the Library - Week of May 1

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

• 4-5 p.m. first and third Mondays: A knit and crochet circle serves all skill levels.

Hysteria about immigration unfounded, professor tells Morning Forum


Professor Tomas Jimenez used historical data, poll results and crime statistics to show that current hysteria about immigrants threatening the U.S. is unfounded, shining a spotlight on the issue in his April 16 presentation to the Morning Forum of Los Altos, “Making Sense of Immigration Hysteria in the Nation of Immigrants.”

Jimenez, associate professor of sociology and comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford University, is the author of “The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants Are Changing American Life.”

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