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Good morning. Its Monday, June 14.

Here are the week’s top stories.

Local activist group Justice Vanguard to host Juneteenth celebration in Los Altos

Local activist group Justice Vanguard is set to host a Juneteenth celebration at Lincoln Park in Los Altos from 1–5 p.m. on June 19, with the goal of raising $10,000 to fund the group’s initiatives.

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.


Con una subvención estatal, MVLA busca incrementar el apoyo para los estudiantes

Con fondos de la Beca de Oportunidades de Aprendizaje Expandido del estado de California, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Mountain View–Los Altos buscará reforzar el apoyo académico y socioemocional para los estudiantes

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INdGO: Simple yet delicious Indian to-go food to satisfy everyone

Read about INdGO, a takeout-only restaurant founded by a Swiss-trained chef during the pandemic.

Paly junior explores cultural identity through poetry

Most students probably view the poetry unit in English class as just another midday nap opportunity. But while her classmates were dozing off, this is where Jasmine Kapadia fell in love with poetry as a first grader — and since then, her poems and slam poetry performances have attracted audiences ranging from fellow Palo Alto High School students to Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Aurum and authenticity: Modern Indian restaurant strives to bring hidden gems of Indian cuisine to the mainstream

No restaurant displays what the gold standard of authenticity can be more than Aurum. With a name literally meaning gold in Latin, the modern Indian establishment in Downtown Los Altos strives to showcase Indian cuisine just as pure as its namesake.
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