Briefs: Panel speaks on green action planA panel discussion will tackle the topic of putting green initiatives into action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Jennings Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. in Atherton.
The event is open to the public and hosted by Atherton's Environmental Programs Committee.
Featured speakers on the panel include local government officials, and representatives of environmental organizations and green businesses. They are: Michael Closson, executive director of Acterra; Marianna Grossman, executive director of Sustainable Silicon Valley; Gino Gasparini of Norcal Waste Systems; Brock Winstead, a member of state Sen. Joe Simitian's staff; Portola Valley Mayor Anne Wengert; Breene Kerr, a Los Altos Hills council member; Michael Kim, a partner at Rustic Canyon Ventures; Rick DeGolia, the CEO of Green Wireless Systems; and Steve Schmidt of High Energy Homes.
Admission is free; to RSVP, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Menlo Park Senior Center in Belle Haven invites the public to celebrate and honor "extraordinary seniors" who have reached 90 years and beyond, says Lilian Alfaro, a Menlo Park social services coordinator.
The event will be held at noon Wednesday, May 27, in the Grand Ballroom of the Menlo Park Senior Center at 110 Terminal Ave. in Menlo Park.
There will be live entertainment by Dean Ratzman, who will sing and perform American hit songs from the 1940s to 1960s on piano, cornet and trombone.
"We will have a nutritious and delicious barbecue chicken meal and special gifts for the birthday guests of honor," says Ms. Alfaro.
The suggested donation is $5 for seniors. For more information, call 330-2287.
Senior tax exemption
Senior citizens who own property in the Las Lomitas School District have until June 1 to apply for an exemption from the $311 parcel tax passed by voters in 2007.
Eligible seniors must be 65 or older by July 1, and live on the property they own in the district. For more information or an application, call the district office at 854-6311.