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Good morning, its Monday, Feb. 8.

Here are this week’s top stories.

MVLA preparing for optional in-person return in red tier

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District is preparing to bring more students on campus once in the red tier of coronavirus transmission, subject to approval from the school board as well as the state and county.
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COVID-19 Updates

Thursday, Feb. 4: Santa Clara County will now begin vaccinating all residents age 65 and up regardless of health care provider or insurance. 
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The missing perspective: Mountain View’s RV residents shed light on their daily struggles, the real impact of Measure C and empathy

When Janet Stevens goes for a walk down her street, just like anyone else, she’ll strike up a conversation and smile warmly, talking to her equally friendly neighbors. 
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Current plans bare, but MVLA set to implement ethnic studies course in 2022

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District has plans to implement an ethnic studies course in the fall of 2022.
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Artist of the Month: Dasha Korepanova delights with her whimsical creatures

Dasha Korepanova used to sell her character designs in exchange for virtual currency in a video game. Now, the Los Altos junior is inundated with so many requests for commissions — paid in real money, not in-game “spuds” — that it’s become difficult for her to manage during school.
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Here’s some more student journalism you should check out: 

Shreya Anand’s podcast aims to inspire girls in STEM

When Los Altos sophomore Shreya Anand looked around at the names of the audience on her Zoom screen, she spotted enough “Dr.’s” and “Ph.D.’s” to “totally freak out.”
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100,000 meals later, Hope’s Corner continues serving in the pandemic

The sky was overcast above the corner of Hope and Mercy streets in Mountain View on Jan. 27. Guests were expected to start arriving at any minute, but the volunteers were sure that they would be drenched by the forecasted heavy rain.
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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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