South Bay Shorts

Stanford University political science professor Paul M. Sniderman will close the series Nov. 12 with "A Political Perspective."

The ALSJCC is located at 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Cost per lecture is $3 for seniors and students, $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. For information, call Frank Kushin at (415) 493-9400.

Lecture and dinner for healing the heart

Jennifer Raymond, who wrote "The Peaceful Palate," will speak on "Open Your Heart to Healing," a program on reversing heart disease, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

It will be held at Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

Cost is $12 and includes dinner. Proceeds got to the Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Mid Peninsula. For information, call (415) 494-1300.