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Good morning. Its Monday, August 16.

Here are the week’s top stories.

PHOTOS: First day of school

School’s back in session, and it’s hectic as ever. We sent photographers to Paly, Los Altos and Mountain View to capture the first-day madness.
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MVLA appoints special education administrator, assistant principals

The Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District board Monday appointed Neena Mand to the role of special education administrator, Fabian Morales Medina to the role of Los Altos assistant principal and Marti McGuirk to the role of Mountain View assistant principal.
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Here’s some more student journalism you should check out: 

Local author to hold talk on the Chinese American gold rush experience

The Los Altos History Museum hosted a talk by Asian American historian Connie Young Yu in a program titled “Journey to Gold Mountain: Chinese and the Gold Rush” on Thursday, Aug. 12 over Zoom.
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Tiger parents, read: Meet the program combating Silicon Valley stress

Read about Launchpad for Life, a nonprofit started by ex-tiger parents to combat Silicon Valley stress — that hopes to develop middle and high schoolers into multi-dimensional and happy adults.
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In case you missed it: 

Bay Area counties issue indoor mask mandate

Santa Clara County issued a mask mandate applying to all residents, regardless of vaccination status, on Aug. 2.
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Gunn grad finds piano in dumpster, turns it into public art project

For months, Arunim Agarwal and a band of friends went through the painstaking process of refurbishing a piano they found in a dumpster, installed last week as a public art project at Mitchell Park. But get this: None of them have any idea how to play it.
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