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Good morning. Its Monday, May 10.

Here are the week’s top stories.

New Los Altos High School social studies building set to open in the fall

Construction of Los Altos High School’s new two-story classroom building and auxiliary gym is set for completion this summer, and both spaces will open for students in the fall.

Los Altos to draft ordinance mandating safe storage of personally owned firearms

The City of Los Altos is set to draft an ordinance mandating lock boxes and trigger locks for all personally owned firearms, following a resolution made by Councilman Jonathan Weinberg at last week’s city council meeting. The exact timeline for the ordinance is unclear.

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

More than just satisfying sweet tooths, Los Altos' Sweet Shop is a community staple that supports its patrons in unexpected ways — like donating 5% of its yearly proceeds to schools. And yes, they serve more than just candy.

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Mountain View to pilot universal basic income program with surplus COVID-19 relief funds

The City of Mountain View is set to pilot a universal basic income program using $1 million of excess federal COVID-19 relief funds as part of a program proposed by Councilwoman Margaret Abe-Koga at the council’s April 27 meeting.

Pasallo, Bissonnette tapped for new MVLA district office roles

Los Altos High School English teacher Michelle Bissonnette and Assistant Principal Perla Pasallo have been appointed to new roles in the district office: Pasallo will serve as the director of student services and equity, while Bissonnette will take on the role of community outreach specialist.

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. 

Mountain View expands local gun control

The Mountain View City Council last night unanimously approved a city ordinance prohibiting possession of any firearm on all city property, the council’s latest step toward increasing local gun control. 
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