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Good morning, its Monday, April 12.

Here are the week’s top stories.

Hundreds gather for youth-led Mountain View AAPI rally

Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Mountain View today in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in a local show of solidarity amidst rising anti-Asian hate crimes nationwide.
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West Currier escapes from life’s distractions into an igloo

Along with the actual pandemic has come a consequential pandemic of widespread ennui, excuses and unenthusiastic throwing-ins of the towel. But surrendering to the opportunity for a socially acceptable laze-cation was never an option for West Currier.
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Roughly half of MVLA student body set to participate in April hybrid return

Just over half the students at Los Altos and Mountain View high schools have opted into the district’s mid-April hybrid return, indicating widespread interest for in-person learning over a year since the pandemic first forced campuses to close.
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Here’s some more student journalism you should check out: 

Teen chefs connect with the community through food

For many, quarantine opened up rare time to explore new new hobbies, from crocheting to creating the perfect loaf of sourdough. But food is more than a brief COVID-19 obsession for these teen chefs; rather, baking bread has been a way to stay connected with their communities during the pandemic.
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‘Light at the end of this tunnel’: Gov. Newsom unveils plan to fully reopen state in mid-June

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday unveiled a plan to fully reopen the state on June 15, given that the vaccine supply is sufficient to accommodate the 16-and-up age bracket and hospitalization rates are “stable and low.”
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Los Altos Library opens to 50% occupancy, continues expanded contactless pick up

Following the county’s drop to the orange tier of coronavirus restrictions, the Los Altos Library will continue to expand its in-person services after first opening for lobby service in March.
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In case you missed it:

‘Startup that helps other startups’: Ava’s Market serves community for 10 years

This story was published by a student in our middle school intro to journalism program.

While walking by Ava’s Downtown Market, a passerby likely wouldn’t give it a second look. But step past the red awning, and customers are met with a unique array of mainly local products not found in any big chain grocery stores.

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PAUSD drafts plans to offer optional remote instruction in fall 2021

The Palo Alto Unified School District has plans in progress to offer remote instruction programs for its K–12 students in the 2021–2022 school year, as discussed at tonight’s board meeting.
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Connecting farmers with community, local nonprofit Tera Farm is ‘everyone’s farm’

When the pandemic first hit last March, wreaking havoc on the food industry, it wasn’t just restaurants that were forced to shut down — the agriculture industry also suffered from the sudden drop in demand.
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