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Good morning. Its Monday, April 26.

Here are the week’s top stories.

A week in, here’s what students have to say about MVLA’s hybrid return

Students in the Mountain View–Los Altos Union High School District returned to campus this week for hybrid instruction, the culmination of months of planning, negotiation and often contentious debate.

Global art project Breathe with Me comes to Gunn, celebrating Earth Day and unity

Irina Selva stood in front of a canvas, observing the two thick, vertical brush strokes she created with blue paint. Selva was a participant in Palo Alto’s Breathe with Me, a local rendition of the global art initiative. Read about the community art project brought to Palo Alto by Gunn students and parents.

You can now view select articles in Spanish at this link.

As vaccine supply dramatically increases, 62% of eligible Santa Clara County residents have received first dose

County officials today celebrated one million residents ages 16 and up having received at least one vaccine dose, a major milestone in the county’s race to vaccinate the population. 62% of eligible residents in the county have received first doses, and just above 30% are fully vaccinated, made possible by a significant increase in vaccine supply from the federal government.

Los Altos High librarian and published Y.A. novelist Gordon Jack shares with students his love of storytelling

With ears alert and pen poised to capture realistic characters in his novels about high school misadventures, Gordon Jack is a keenly observant author undercover as a librarian.

Here’s some more student journalism you should check out: 

Jia Hiremath crafts keepsakes and makes friends through letter writing

Read about Jia Hiremath, a Paly sophomore reviving the art of letter writing with her over 18 penpals living as far as Hungary.

In case you missed it: 

Gunn senior founds virtual music lessons nonprofit, instructing over 900 students

When Gunn High School senior Julia Segal was devastated by the sudden cancelation of her band’s first recording session due to the pandemic, she turned to another way to utilize her passion for music.

Mountain View Council solidifies Public Safety Advisory Board appointments

The Mountain View City Council tonight appointed seven individuals to the newly formed Public Safety Advisory Board, a group of Mountain View residents who will advise the city council on public safety matters — specifically the police department.

More drama: Mediation between Los Altos Councilwoman Lee Eng and activist Kenan Moos terminated

Following five months of controversy surrounding comments made by Los Altos Councilwoman Lynette Lee Eng about activist Kenan Moos, an attempt at mediation — something which many hoped would bring peace to the issue — was terminated by the mediator, whose identity is currently confidential.

PAUSD to allow secondary students on campus four days a week

Palo Alto Unified School District secondary students will have the option to attend school on campus for four days a week starting Tuesday, April 27.
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