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FHDA seeks local residents for committee seats

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District seeks six local residents to serve on two district advisory committees – the Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and the Foothill-De Anza Audit & Finance Committee.

Residents play key oversight and advisory roles on the two committees, providing feedback and guidance to the board of trustees.

How the Electoral College hampers the democratic process

Eleven score and eight years ago in the dusty Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton declared, “Let one executive be appointed for life who dares execute his powers.”

His proposal of a timeless term for the Executive Body shocked the Constitutional Convention, whose mandate to concoct a more powerful form of American governance was delivered not by the quibbling ink of legislators, but by the smoky muskets and screaming bullets of Daniel Shay.

Los Altos High librarian pens humorous YA novel

Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High librarian and author Gordon Jack introduces his young adult novel, “The Boomerang Effect,” to the community at an event Nov. 9.

Los Altos High School librarian Gordon Jack is debuting his first young adult novel to the community Nov. 9 with an author event that promises to be fresh and fun, like the book itself.

Jack’s novel, “The Boomerang Effect” (2016, HarperCollins), chronicles the story of high school junior Lawrence, who finds himself in a spot of trouble and connects with a freshman mentor, Spencer, who helps Lawrence find his authentic self.

MVHS hosts marching band show

Courtesy of MVHS Instrumental Music Parents Association
The St. Francis High School Marching Band takes to the Mountain View High field at the Oct. 1 “Community Thank You” event.

Several high school marching bands performed their field shows for family, friends and local residents at Mountain View High School Oct. 1.

Billed as a “Community Thank You,” Mountain View High has hosted the annual event since the 1980s. This year’s performers received a rousing reception and enthusiastic applause from the crowd.

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Ed foundations host parent education event

Journalist and author Barbara Bradley Hagerty is slated to discuss “Life Reimagined: Redrawing the Map for Our Health, Relationships and Future” 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Hagerty’s presentation is part of the Los Altos-Mountain View School Speaker Series.

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