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Good morning. Its Monday, June 12.

Here are the week’s top stories.

Newsom declares drought emergency in Santa Clara County, asks residents to reduce water use by 15%

Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday urged Californians to cut water usage by 15%, and further expanded the state’s emergency drought declaration to include Santa Clara County. 42% of the state’s population now falls under the emergency declaration.

A slice of California: State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria serves locally-sourced passion

Read about how the family-run State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria keeps it fresh with locally-sourced ingredients and passion.

CDC says vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks

CDC said that fully vaccinated students and staff no longer need to wear masks. The CDC’s recommendations should guide — if not mirror — the policy set by CA Public Health, which Santa Clara County will likely default to.

Palo Alto Bell’s Books continues decades-long mission to match the “right books with the right people”

Browsing the shelves of Bell’s Books feels like opening a box of treasures. Customers might encounter first edition Steinbeck novels, an early grimoire (book of spells) or a collection of signed Pablo Picasso work. Read about the used and rare bookstore.

A modest guide to the Sunday morning Mountain View farmers’ market

It can be hard to navigate the more than 80 diverse stands at the Mountain View farmers’ market — each stocked with an array of fresh produce and quality products — but it’s hard to go wrong. Read about a handful of booths to look out for every Sunday morning.

The Cobblery: Quality craftsmanship stands the test of time

Family owners of the Cobblery have been honing their craft for generations. Read about how this old trade attracts new appreciation by conserving favorite accessories and the planet.

Local non-profit Mentor Tutor Connection continues to serve Mountain View and Los Altos students through pandemic

Read about Mentor Tutor Connection, a local nonprofit that's continued to serve Mountain View and Los Altos students with its mentoring and tutoring programs through the pandemic.

In case you missed it: 

MVLA adopts LCAP, targets inequity over next three years

The Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District board approved its latest Local Control Accountability Plan, a goal setting and budgeting document for school districts on June 21.
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