Libraries accept donations of food to clear fines

Local residents with overdue library fines can eliminate them this month by donating food to those in need.

The Santa Clara County Library District launched its Food for Fines program April 2, and it’s scheduled to run through the month at all seven libraries – including the Los Altos main and Woodland branches and the Bookmobile.

History Museum, Day Worker Center to co-host panel on immigration

The Los Altos History Museum and the Day Worker Center of Mountain View have scheduled the discussion panel “Immigration in California” 7-9 p.m. March 22 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The program supplements the “Traveling Stitches: Quilts Made at the Day Work Center of Mountain View” exhibition, on display through April 29 at the J. Gilbert Smith House, adjacent to the museum at 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Blood center in urgent need of donations

Stanford Blood Center officials are asking local residents to donate blood to help meet the urgent needs of local hospitals.

The Blood Center has a critically low inventory of O-negative whole blood as well as platelets, according to the center’s Jan. 4 press release.

CSMA plans Finn Center campus expansion

The Community School of Music and Arts plans to expand its current Finn Center campus, located at 230 San Antonio Circle in Mountain View.

The new project will include a 3,350-square-foot wing.

Church helps victims of human trafficking

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos is collecting care items for child victims of human trafficking.

The church has partnered with 3Strands Global Foundation of El Dorado Hills to solicit items for the nonprofit organization’s GracePaks, backpacks filled with essential goods needed by young victims of human trafficking. Items include elastic-waist pajamas, blankets, socks, hairbrushes, travel-sized toiletries and journals.

LAH tech titans discuss Silicon Valley innovation



Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe and Los Altos Community Investments is slated to headline the panel “Innovators of LAH” 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.

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