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Good morning. Its Monday, Nov. 15.

Here are the week’s top stories.

Los Altos, Alta Vista and… Awalt? Meet the small movement to restore Mountain View High’s name

Read about the small movement to restore Mountain View High School's name to its original: Chester F. Awalt High School.
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“My favorite part of Monday”: Red Rock Coffee’s open mics are back

After a long pandemic-induced pause, Red Rock Coffee can proudly say that its open mics are back, now taking place on Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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PHOTOS: 18th annual Downtown Los Altos “Holiday Stroll”

The Los Altos Village Association held its 18th annual “Holiday Stroll” through Downtown Los Altos Friday night. Here are photos of the event, captured by our photographers.
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Reflecting on one year of the Midpeninsula Post

It’s been exactly one year since we published our first article in the Midpeninsula Post, and what a year it’s been. Going from that lone article on our website and every source asking “You work for who?” over the phone, to having a real, growing audience with community (and even congressional!) recognition has made for an eventful 12 months. Read the rest of our letter here.

Mountain View council declares “Stage 1” water shortage emergency

The Mountain View City Council unanimously declared a Stage 1 water shortage emergency at Tuesday’s council meeting, a move that builds on Governor Gavin Newsom’s July declaration of a drought emergency.
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Here’s some more student journalism you should check out: 

Student activists rally for climate action at Palo Alto council meeting

Palo Alto Unified School District students demanded climate action at Monday’s Palo Alto City Council meeting, urging council members to prioritize sustainability through the acceleration of S/CAP, Palo Alto’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.
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The medium of life: Rose Liu examines the impact of human experiences on her art

On a mission to portray beauty in its many forms, AP Studio Art student Rose Liu has worked in sculpture, photography and a variety of paints.
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In case you missed it: 

A Touch of Sweet: High school junior bakes cookies for a good cause

Middle College junior Amanda Yun spent her summer break this year in an unconventional way: creating her own online bakery. A Touch of Sweet Bakery specializes in baked goods ranging from matcha shortbreads to toffee and walnut chocolate chip cookies.
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Tune into the past: How a 17-year-old has amassed a collection of over 38 antique radios

Read about Chris Chapman, a Los Altos High School senior who’s amassed a collection of over 38 antiques radios that he loves and restores.
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From the archives:

Every week we’ll share one story from our archives you might’ve missed, that’s still just as good a read today.

DeMartini Orchard: Oldest business in Los Altos sticks to its roots

June 26 might just seem like a regular summer Sunday, but here in Los Altos, it’s officially known as DeMartini Day, commemorating the oldest business that still operates in the town today: DeMartini Orchard, a farmstand on the side of San Antonio, founded in 1932.
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