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Good morning, its Monday, April 19.

Here are the week’s top stories.

More drama: Mediation between Los Altos Councilwoman Lee Eng and activist Kenan Moos terminated

Following five months of controversy surrounding comments made by Los Altos Councilwoman Lynette Lee Eng about activist Kenan Moos, an attempt at mediation — something which many hoped would bring peace to the issue — was terminated by the mediator, whose identity is currently confidential.

You can now view select articles in Spanish at this link.

PAUSD to allow secondary students on campus four days a week

Palo Alto Unified School District secondary students will have the option to attend school on campus for four days a week starting Tuesday, April 27.

Gunn senior founds virtual music lessons nonprofit, instructing over 900 students

When Gunn High School senior Julia Segal was devastated by the sudden cancelation of her band’s first recording session due to the pandemic, she turned to another way to utilize her passion for music.

Mountain View Council solidifies Public Safety Advisory Board appointments

The Mountain View City Council tonight appointed seven individuals to the newly formed Public Safety Advisory Board, a group of Mountain View residents who will advise the city council on public safety matters — specifically the police department.

Los Altos aims to build 2000 affordable housing units by 2031

Los Altos is aiming to build 2000 affordable housing units by 2031, in accordance with new state housing requirements and legislation.

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Journalist, author, citizen scientist; Mary Ellen Hannibal to deliver talk at Los Altos History Museum

When picking up a book titled “Evidence of Evolution,” one would hardly expect that the same author also wrote “Good Parenting Through Your Divorce.” But as a freelance author, and later a citizen scientist, Mary Ellen Hannibal just took the jobs she could get.

Teenage entrepreneur Ayaka Sonehara creates small jewelry business, Buttercupbeaut.

Founded by teenager Ayaka Sonehara in August of 2020, jewelry business Buttercupbeaut. is notable for its unique design, attention to detail and personalized packaging. Sonehara's business is currently donating $3 for every order to RAINN, an organization that aims to help sexual assault survivors.

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Hundreds gather for youth-led Mountain View AAPI rally

Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Mountain View today in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in a local show of solidarity amidst rising anti-Asian hate crimes nationwide.

‘Light at the end of this tunnel’: Gov. Newsom unveils plan to fully reopen state in mid-June

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday unveiled a plan to fully reopen the state on June 15, given that the vaccine supply is sufficient to accommodate the 16-and-up age bracket and hospitalization rates are “stable and low.”

West Currier escapes from life’s distractions into an igloo

Along with the actual pandemic has come a consequential pandemic of widespread ennui, excuses and unenthusiastic throwing-ins of the towel. But surrendering to the opportunity for a socially acceptable laze-cation was never an option for West Currier.

Los Altos Library opens to 50% occupancy, continues expanded contactless pick up

Following the county’s drop to the orange tier of coronavirus restrictions, the Los Altos Library will continue to expand its in-person services after first opening for lobby service in March.
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