Fri12192014

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Breaking up with drugs isn't easy for teen users, but community can help


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Adults in the community play an important role in supporting teens as they confront social pressures.

This is the second in a two-part series exploring adolescent substance abuse in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Part 1, published Dec. 10, examined the causes and circumstances of substance abuse from the teenage perspective. Part 2 delves into the recovery process and resources available to youth in the community.

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Teens share how alcohol, drugs present obstacles to adulthood


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Social and academic pressure are factors that influence teen drug and alcohol use. In 2013, 12 percent of youth in Santa Clara County reported binge drinking during the past 30 days.

This is the first in a two-part series exploring adolescent substance abuse in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Part 1 examines the causes and circumstances of substance abuse from the teenage perspective. Part 2 will delve into resources available to youth in the community.

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Measure AA passes; sheriff re-elected

A local open-space bond measure squeaked by and voters re-elected Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith to a fifth term in the June 3 election.

As of Monday, results showed Measure AA passing with 67.8 percent of the vote, exceeding the two-thirds benchmark required. Walter Moore, president of Peninsula Open Space Trust, said the Measure AA campaign declared victory Monday afternoon.

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