DOING FINE . . . Palo Alto school board president Julie Jerome is recovering well after brain surgery Jan. 28 to remove an abscess. She had been having headaches for about a month, when doctors discovered the benign growth. Jerome expects to be back at the Feb. 20 school board meeting. "I really am doing very well," she said. She is resting and is under the care of her mother. Jerome is active in the community, besides her role as school board president. She is a member of the Family Resource Center Task Force, a board member for Adolescent Counseling Services, and is working on Assemblyman Byron Sher's campaign for state senate.
ASBESTOS ABATEMENT . . . The main Palo Alto library on Newell Road will be closed for two days this week--Thursday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 16--so that crews can do some asbestos abatement work in preparation for a remodeling project. Manager Diane Jennings says the remodeling, which is required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, may disturb some asbestos, so workers are taking preemptive measures now. After the work is done next week, the air will be tested to be sure it is safe for patrons to return. The library will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday night and reopen Saturday at 10 a.m.
REENACTMENT . . . Stanford students will perform a dramatization of the Montgomery bus boycott on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. in the Lagunita Court Dining Hall on the Stanford campus. The play, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the boycott, takes place in an Alabama courtroom were several African-American women are testifying that they had a "just cause" to boycott the Montgomery buses, and in a radio studio where Rosa Parks is interviewed. "Jim Crow on Trial: Voices from Montgomery" uses the actual words of the women who rode the buses. The play is part of Stanford's Black Liberation Month. For more information call 497-4944.
VALENTINE'S DAY . . . You may have thought Valentine's Day was today, but for Dr. Hannah Valentine, who will be speaking at the Women in Business luncheon, Valentine's day will be Feb. 20. Valentine is a assistant professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division at Stanford. She will speak on women and heart disease, and ways for women to maintain healthy hearts. For more information about the luncheon, which will be at the Holiday Inn Palo Alto, contact the Chamber of Commerce, at 325 Forest Ave. Reservation deadline is tomorrow. Call 324-3121 for more information, but telephone reservations are discouraged.
NAMES AND NOTES . . .Students and faculty at Gunn High school recently planted a birch tree on the campus in honor of 1994 graduate Geoffrey Arnold, who died in a car accident Jan. 2 . . . You can see 1975 Cubberley High School graduate Zeljko Ivanek, now a professional actor, in the new movie "White Squall" . . . State Senator Tom Campbell and state Assemblyman Byron Sher both ranked first in a recent survey on California state legislators done by the California Journal.
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