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Good morning. Its Monday, July 19.

Here are the week’s top stories.

New Palo Alto teen clinic offers drop-in, accessible mental health care

Teens in the Palo Alto area now have access to a groundbreaking walk-in mental health clinic, allcove, a newly-opened network of integrated youth mental health centers. Recently launched alongside a location in San Jose, allcove’s Palo Alto location provides free or low-cost walk-in mental health services for youth aged 12 to 25.

RV residents file lawsuit against Mountain View to block Measure C

RV residents, represented by legal advocacy groups, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Mountain View in an attempt to overturn Measure C — the ban on oversized vehicles, including RVs, on narrow streets.

California mandates universal masking in schools, diverging from CDC guidance

Students in California will have to wear masks until at least early November, the California Department of Public Health said on July 12.

Rip, Scoop, Eat: Oren’s Hummus brings authentic Israeli cuisine to the mainstream

Read about how Oren’s Hummus spreads a love for authentic Israeli cuisine across the Bay Area — like hummus across pita.

A step back: Santa Clara County recommends indoor masking

Given a rise in local COVID-19 transmission, Santa Clara County health officials Friday recommended wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, in a step back from June’s significant ease in health restrictions. 

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Newsom declares drought emergency in Santa Clara County, asks residents to reduce water use by 15%

Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday urged Californians to cut water usage by 15%, and further expanded the state’s emergency drought declaration to include Santa Clara County. 42% of the state’s population now falls under the emergency declaration.

A slice of California: State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria serves locally-sourced passion

Read about how the family-run State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria keeps it fresh with locally-sourced ingredients and passion.

Palo Alto Bell’s Books continues decades-long mission to match the “right books with the right people”

Browsing the shelves of Bell’s Books feels like opening a box of treasures. Customers might encounter first edition Steinbeck novels, an early grimoire (book of spells) or a collection of signed Pablo Picasso work. Read about the used and rare bookstore.

A modest guide to the Sunday morning Mountain View farmers’ market

It can be hard to navigate the more than 80 diverse stands at the Mountain View farmers’ market — each stocked with an array of fresh produce and quality products — but it’s hard to go wrong. Read about a handful of booths to look out for every Sunday morning.

The Cobblery: Quality craftsmanship stands the test of time

Family owners of the Cobblery have been honing their craft for generations. Read about how this old trade attracts new appreciation by conserving favorite accessories and the planet.
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