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Good morning. Its Monday, May 31.

Here are the week’s top stories.

Los Altos City Council passes resolution acknowledging activist Moos did not threaten Councilwoman Lee Eng

The Los Altos City Council on Tuesday voted 3–2 in favor of a resolution acknowledging that local activist Kenan Moos did not, among other things, physically threaten Councilwoman Lynette Lee Eng or her family.

Aurum and authenticity: Modern Indian restaurant strives to bring hidden gems of Indian cuisine to the mainstream

No restaurant displays what the gold standard of authenticity can be more than Aurum. With a name literally meaning gold in Latin, the modern Indian establishment in Downtown Los Altos strives to showcase Indian cuisine just as pure as its namesake.


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State to keep indoor mask mandate as Santa Clara County drops to yellow tier

Santa Clara County today dropped to the yellow tier of coronavirus restrictions, as the state continues to eye its June 15 full reopening that’s contingent upon “stable and low” hospitalization rates and sufficient vaccine supply.

PAUSD expands summer school opportunities

The Palo Alto Unified School District is expanding its summer school program to serve students facing “adverse learning and social-emotional circumstances.”

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Students petition for academic and wellness reform following Mountain View High death

Students in the Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District are petitioning for reform that they say will better ensure the district supports students’ mental health needs, initially prompted by the passing of a Mountain View High School junior earlier this month.

Village Pantry: traditional American breakfast food, and a place to call home

Typical hobbies might include woodworking, gardening or maybe even starting a book club — but Julie Ogilvie is no weekend hobbyist. Wanting to start a hobby that could make a mark on the community, she and her husband, David Ogilvie, took ownership of the restaurant Village Pantry to give the Los Altos community a place to call home.

Beyond satisfying local sweet tooths, Los Altos’ Sweet Shop is a community staple

Harry Logan is such a regular at the Sweet Shop on Los Altos Ave. that the register has a special key just to ring up his order: a ham and scrambled egg sandwich with a coffee au lait.

Getting a cheesecake from Basuku is like winning the lottery

Melt-in-your mouth creamy, deeply caramelized and notoriously hard to come by nowadays, Charles Chen’s Basque cheesecakes have burst onto the Bay Area food scene. Basuku Cheesecakes, founded by Chen, has gained a cult following during the pandemic and now boasts pop-ups in San Francisco, Oakland and Palo Alto as well as national shipping. 
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