Local culture: Family-friendly museums fosterfun and learning close to home

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Dante Herrera Urovitch, left, examines an exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

A day at a museum doesn’t have to mean a trek to San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose - fascinating possibilities abound right in the neighborhood. Local museums highlight art, technology, history and more.

Redefining family: Author Jacobs discusses book at local library

We’ve arrived at an intersection. In recent years, the genetic revolution and the information revolution have crossed paths. Divisive politics and globalization serve as two of many traffic signals, controlling the ebb and flow of the people and technologies moving through these roads.

A.J. Jacobs, an author who spoke at the Los Altos main library Jan. 25 as a part of the Silicon Valley Reads program, found himself standing at this intersection when he received an email from his eighth cousin.

Labor of love: Cherishing mother’s homemade sushi

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Grace Acosta said helping her mom make sushi has been a cherished family tradition.

New Year’s Day 2019 may have been the last time I celebrate the occasion eating my mother’s sushi. Unless we pare down the guest list considerably, or subtract four or five other food options from the prescribed menu, I think an event like this in 2020 will be too much for my 86-year-old mother to handle.

Plays, music and more in store for March

Local family-friendly events abound in March. A list of what’s happening when and where follows.

Running the show: Camps and after-school programs provide hands-on learning in video production

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Kyle Novero, above, pointing, and Alex Mousa, foreground, edit footage from “In the Mix with the Trio,” a KMVT show on which they review songs. Novero and Mousa collaborate with Cole Carter, below left, and Kirsten Andrews.

For the past 12 years, KMVT 15, the Mountain View-based community media center, has provided young people the opportunity for hands-on learning at camps on video production and other forms of media. Bobby Chastain, now executive director, started the first camp in the summer of 2006, and the program has been going strong ever since.

Learning a language: Immersion camp promotes connection to Hebrew and Israeli culture

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The experimental new Tayasim Hebrew camp in Palo Alto may be the first on the West Coast to offer immersion-based learning.

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center’s Tayasim camp may be the first Hebrew-immersion camp on the West Coast, according to the center’s camps director Dave Rosenfeld.

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