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Notebook: Gift of technology to Selby Lane School Notebook: Gift of technology to Selby Lane School (July 13, 2005)

Opportunities for developing computer skills at Atherton's K-8 Selby Lane School improved recently with the donation of 28 recycled iMac computers from St. Joseph's School of the Sacred Heart, also in Atherton.

Selby Lane School is part of the Redwood City School District, with a majority of its students from families whose first language is not English.

The computers extend the school's IT capabilities, said Jenny Redo, president of the Selby Education Foundation.

"Computer skills are absolutely vital for students to succeed academically and in their lives after graduation," said St. Joseph's Principal Karen Eshoo.
Talk on innovation and its effects on people

Don Nielson, a retired scientist and engineer at SRI International in Menlo Park, will give a talk in Palo Alto on Sunday, July 17, about the effects that the Internet, artificial intelligence, and other innovations have on people's lives.

The free program starts at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3865 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.

Mr. Nielson will also address ways in which family and religious values can enhance people's working lives.

The event is the second in this year's Community Conversations lecture series, sponsored by the Palo Alto 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Future speakers are columnist Larry Magid (August 28); San Jose Chief of Police Rob Davis (September 18); and Brigham Young University professor John W. Welch (November 6).

For more information, call 856-9700.
Zimbabwe sculpture on display

Sculptures carved from serpentine stone by the Shona people of Zimbabwe will get the star treatment on Saturday, July 16, when a reception will be held to inaugurate an exhibit of the artwork.

The reception will be from 1 to 6 p.m. and the exhibition will run through August 30 at the Riekes Center, located at 3475-A Edison Way near Menlo Park.

The semi-abstract sculptures are inspired by the folklore of the Shona people and include images of faces and animals.

For more information, call 365-2843 or go to www.riekes.org. The nonprofit center has programs in athletics, nature and the arts for students.


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