LAHS hosts Science & Tech Week

Entrepreneur and investor Ali Partovi is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for Los Altos High School’s 12th annual Science & Technology Week 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the school’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Partovi, CEO of Neo and co-founder of, which sponsors the Hour of Code, has invested in some of high-tech’s most revolutionary companies, including Airbnb, Facebook, Uber and Zappos. His presentation will address computer science as a foundational field and discuss the merits of offering it in the mainstream curriculum of U.S. schools.

LASD trustees schedule office hours

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees has scheduled open office hours today, noon to 2 p.m. at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

According to Trustee Bryan Johnson, the intent of the session is to “increase communication with our broader community,” including residents who live within district boundaries but do not have children currently attending district schools.

Local high school bands perform 'Community Thank You' Oct. 7

The Mountain View High School Spartan Marching Band is scheduled to host its annual “Community Thank You” performance 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the school’s football stadium, 3535 Truman Ave.

The Spartan Marching Band will perform its field show, as will the marching bands from Los Altos, St. Francis and Santa Clara highs.

CSMA concert features Russian string quartet

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The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet is set to perform at the Community School of Music and Arts next month.

The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, formed in 1939 and based in St. Petersburg, Russia, honors the rich history of classical music in Russia. The quartet comprises four graduates of the St. Petersburg Conservatory: Mikhail Bondarev and Ekaterina Belisova on violin, Alexei Popov on viola and Anton Andreev on cello.

Public forum scheduled today to address 10th LASD campus

Creative Facilities Solutions has scheduled a community forum on selecting a site for a 10th Los Altos School District campus 6:30 p.m. today at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Creative Facilities Solutions comprises district parents, community leaders and elected officials who hope to start a dialogue about the best plan for maximizing existing public land to create a 10th school site.

MVLA kicks off speaker series

The Mountain View Los Altos Union School District’s 2017-2018 Parent Education Speaker Series launches with Sally P. Springer, Ph.D., UC Davis Associate Chancellor Emerita, discussing “Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College” 7 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View High’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

Springer, who authored a book with the same title as her presentation, aims to help students and families better understand and navigate a process that has become an ordeal rather than a journey to be undertaken with excitement.

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