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Good morning. Its Monday, June 21.

Here are the week’s top stories.

Justice Vanguard hosts Juneteenth celebration in Los Altos

Justice Vanguard, a local activist group, hosted its annual Juneteenth event Saturday at Lincoln Park in Los Altos. Here are some of the memorable moments of the day.

Economy sees full reopening — but some businesses see little practical change

The State of California this week underwent its full economic reopening, lifting major COVID-19 restrictions that have long been the norm for the past year. But despite the changes on paper, many in Downtown Mountain View haven’t noticed any immediate change.

Vaccinated Californians no longer need to wear masks; state lifts majority of COVID-19 restrictions

Fully vaccinated Californians no longer need to wear masks or socially distance in most settings, in a dramatic ease of state COVID-19 restrictions.

Hope’s Corner Hosts Virtual 5K, “Five by Five by Five for Hope”

Hope’s Corner is hosting its annual 5K marathon virtually this month, unshaken in its battle against homelessness despite the pandemic’s restrictions.

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Passion and resilience keeps Books Inc. thriving for more than a century

When Books Inc. founder Anton Roman struck it rich during the Gold Rush, he used his loot to build the chain’s first bookstore. Read about how Books Inc. has continued to thrive as an independent bookseller 170 years later.

Paly, Gunn to welcome three new assistant principals

Palo Alto and Gunn high schools are set to welcome three new assistant principals next year, which include Paly teacher Erik Olah; San Jose Unified Assistant Principal LaDonna Butler; and Gunn Education Specialist Courtney Carlomagno.

From records to books, Linden Tree’s 40-year legacy of creating memories for children across the Bay Area

Linden Tree Children’s Books has transported children to a world of storytelling for generations, almost becoming a bona fide rite of passage in Los Altos. Read about the history of Linden Tree Books, a Los Altos community staple.
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