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Good morning. Its Monday, August 2.

Here are the week’s top stories.

MVLA: Answers to all the COVID back-to-school questions you might have

In just over a week, students in the Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District will make a full return to campus for the first time in 16 months. It’ll be a full return: but not necessarily business as usual. Here are answers to some pretty specific COVID-19 protocol questions you might have.

Gunn grad finds piano in dumpster, turns it into public art project

For months, Arunim Agarwal and a band of friends went through the painstaking process of refurbishing a piano they found in a dumpster, installed last week as a public art project at Mitchell Park. But get this: None of them have any idea how to play it.

CDC reverses, recommends fully vaccinated wear masks indoors; CDPH follows suit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday recommended that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high COVID-19 transmission.

In case you missed it: 

Not so terrible: Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra takes a different approach to playing ensemble music

Read about the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO), a non-audition group with members ranging from first-time players to veteran musicians.

Los Altos Typewriter and Business Machines proves typewriter enthusiasts are not alone in this world

Read about Los Altos Typewriter & Business Machines, a one-man repair business supported by a deceptively large community of typewriter enthusiasts.

New Palo Alto teen clinic offers drop-in, accessible mental health care

Teens in the Palo Alto area now have access to a groundbreaking walk-in mental health clinic, allcove, a newly-opened network of integrated youth mental health centers. Recently launched alongside a location in San Jose, allcove’s Palo Alto location provides free or low-cost walk-in mental health services for youth aged 12 to 25.
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