News - January 20, 2010

Briefs: Simitian to offer 'education update'

State Senator Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will hold an "Education Update" on Saturday, Jan. 23, in Palo Alto, when he will "provide an in-depth update on K-12 education funding and legislation pending in Sacramento," he said.

The meeting, open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 23 in the Palo Alto Unified School District Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave. in Palo Alto.

Sen. Simitian's office asks that if you plan to attend, please call 688-6384.

After-school science

The physics of simple machines, the interaction of force and motion, is the topic for after-school winter science classes for kids in grades K-3 at the Portola Valley Town Center.

The 10-week sessions are $250; the cost includes materials and snacks. Classes began Jan. 11, but registration continues through Jan. 22.

Go to to register, or register by mail or in person.

Go to for more information. Click on the Community Classes link on the left side of the home page.

To contact the instructor, Yvonne Tryce, write to


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