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Community - October 26, 2011

Briefs: Mountain lion forum

Mountain lion experts from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the University of California-Santa Cruz will speak at a "Living with Wildlife" forum on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Los Altos Hills.

Sponsored by the Los Altos Hills Open Space Committee, the forum starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the town hall at 26379 Fremont Road in Los Altos Hills. Seating is limited. Email couperus@mindspring.com or call Nancy Couperus at 941-4808 to RSVP.

Film: Something Ventured

Kepler's Books will screen "Something Ventured: Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists" on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Directed by Emmy-award-winning filmmakers, the documentary traces the start-up history of the venture capitalists who helped created Apple, Atari, and Intel from the 1950s. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening.

The doors open a half hour before the film starts at 7 p.m. at the bookstore at 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Tickets are $12 in advance and $16 at the door.

Go to keplers.com for more information.

Focus group seeks moms, women, seniors

Peninsula Volunteers Inc. is collaborating with myKindreds.com to create a web application designed to help build friendships between people at all stages of life, according to a press release.

They are holding two free focus groups for mothers, women, and seniors to preview the application on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Peninsula Volunteers Little House at 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park. The mothers and women focus group runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., while the seniors group runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

Contact laura@mykindreds.com to participate.

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