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Good morning, its Monday, March 29.

Here are the week’s top stories.
We’re taking a break.

For the next week, we won’t publish content of any kind. Our exhaustive efforts put into the Post, academics and other extracurriculars have pushed many of us into very real struggles with our mental health. Read the full statement here.

Four days in-person, 3-foot social distancing and I.T. upgrades: Here’s what to expect from MVLA’s hybrid return

Students in the Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District can expect four full days a week of in-person instruction starting April 26, a significant expansion of the district’s previously announced proposal.
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‘Startup that helps other startups’: Ava’s Market serves community for 10 years

This story was published by a student in our middle school intro to journalism program.

While walking by Ava’s Downtown Market, a passerby likely wouldn’t give it a second look. But step past the red awning, and customers are met with a unique array of mainly local products not found in any big chain grocery stores.

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PAUSD drafts plans to offer optional remote instruction in fall 2021

The Palo Alto Unified School District has plans in progress to offer remote instruction programs for its K–12 students in the 2021–2022 school year, as discussed at tonight’s board meeting.
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Connecting farmers with community, local nonprofit Tera Farm is ‘everyone’s farm’

When the pandemic first hit last March, wreaking havoc on the food industry, it wasn’t just restaurants that were forced to shut down — the agriculture industry also suffered from the sudden drop in demand.
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VIDEO: A look into MVLA’s current in-person learning program

High schoolers in the Mountain View–Los Altos High School District returned to campuses earlier this month for learning in “stable groups,” participating in remote classes in a study hall supervised by substitute staff.
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Santa Clara County officials warn of vaccine scarcity as state widens eligibility

Santa Clara County officials cautioned at a press conference today that California’s expanded vaccine eligibility may have a limited immediate effect in the county.
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‘A refreshed perspective’: Manresa Bread’s attention to detail definitely isn’t crummy

This story was published by a student in our middle school intro to journalism program.

As one of the first bakeries in the Bay Area to mill its own flour, Manresa Bread’s attention to detail has influenced the way it operates from its founding to the recent changes it’s made due to COVID-19.

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CA vaccine eligibility to expand to ages 50 and up on April 1; ages 16 and up on April 15

California COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand to residents ages 50 and up on April 1, with further expansion to the 16 and up age bracket on April 15.
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Palo Alto students organize local Vote16 chapter to lower voting age

When the school board approved a reopening plan after both of Palo Alto High School’s student representatives voted ‘nay,’ a group of Palo Alto teens realized that students don’t have a voice in local politics unless they can vote. 
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Santa Clara County drops to orange tier

Santa Clara County has fallen to the orange tier of coronavirus restrictions along with several other Bay Area counties, just a week after San Mateo County became the first in the region to do so.
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In case you missed it: 

Across the board, local leaders unite in condemning anti-Asian violence

Local leaders have united in condemning hate crimes against Asian Americans, just days after the Atlanta-area spa shootings in which a Caucasian suspect killed eight victims, six of whom were Asian women.
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Los Altos Library opens for limited-capacity service, continues expanded online resources

Last week, the Los Altos Library opened its lobby service in limited capacity, allowing residents to partake in restricted browsing and book pickup.
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MV council moves one step closer to formation of Public Safety Advisory Board

The Mountain View City Council recommended the appointment of seven civilian community members to the Public Safety Advisory Board during its March 16 study session, the latest development in the city’s effort to streamline police reform. The recommended appointees will be confirmed in a final vote during the council’s April 13 meeting. 
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