■ Author: William H. Draper III
Longtime Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Draper is giving a free reading and book-signing today (Jan. 26) at 6 p.m. in the Stanford Bookstore's sports and music section on campus. His book "The Startup Game" looks at the relationships between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, and how he believes these relationships can help economies. Draper is the founder of Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto and currently general partner of the venture-capital companies Draper Richards L.P., Draper Investment Company and Draper International. For more about the event, call 650-329-1217, extension 323, or go to events.stanford.edu.
■ Photography: Joe Decker
Nature photographer Joe Decker, whose Arizona petrified-forest images were the subject of a Weekly arts story in November, is now exhibiting Iceland winter photos at the Garden Fresh restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto. The show is up through February. For more, go to rockslidephoto.com.