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Foothill fall registration opens Monday

Local residents interested in earning a specialized career certificate, associate degree or updated job skills can enroll beginning Monday when Foothill College opens fall registration.

In addition to its continuing-education courses, the college provides the general-education course requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university. Most Foothill courses are transferable to California State University and University of California campuses and most private colleges and universities.

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MVLA Foundation's $1.3 million grant sets record

What a difference a decimal point makes.

In 1982, when the Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation was founded, the parent-organized group raised $13,000. This year, the foundation awarded the Mountain View Los Altos High Union High School District a $1.3 million grant, the largest in the 32-year history of the nonprofit organization that raises money to fund academic programs. The grant represents a 40-fold increase in contributions since the foundation’s inception.

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Los Altos High graduate releases EP


Courtesy of Mary Gospe
Los Altos High School graduates Riley Soward, left, and Zach Gospe, right, celebrate the release of Gospe’s “New Horizons” EP with producer Mark Mazzetti, center.

Friends, family and fans of musician Zach Gospe gathered June 29 to celebrate the soft release of the recent Los Altos High School graduate’s album.

After raising $10,000 through a successful Kickstarter campaign last fall, Gospe and his music manager, friend and fellow Los Altos High alumnus Riley Soward spent the past few months putting the final touches on Gospe’s “New Horizons” EP (extended play – a recording that’s more than a single but not a full album).

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SLOBs: New boys' group gives back


Courtesy of Aloma Avery
Members of the Mountain View-Los Altos Service League of Boys (SLOBs) are hard at work in the community. The SLOBs, boys in seventh to 12th grades, paint a fence, left.

Boys are SLOBs.

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MVLA Community Scholars supports students


Courtesy of MVLA Community Scholars
The MVLA Community Scholars program awards scholarships each year. This year the organization selected more than 20 local students to receive scholarships, left. Recipients are the first in their families to attend college, and the organization continues its support throughout college by providing mentors.

The Mountain View Los Altos Community Scholars program awarded more than 20 scholarships this year to local students in need.

Recipients include Yuriria Acevedo-Perez, Ion Blanari, Jesus Caballero, Gloria Carbajal, Rosa Carrera, Jennifer Corona, Selina Ellis, Jessica Fernandez, Barbara Garcia, Estefani Gomez Pacheco, Dafne Hernandez, Arely Leon, Kathleen Maeda, Marco Martinez, Carlos Pacheco Miranda, Roann Pao, Oscar Ramirez, Liliana Rios, Victor Ruiz, Nisha Sharma, Michael Torio, Karlwillie Wilson, Lucy Xiao and Stephanie Yau.

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Mtn. View Parent Nursery School delays move


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Parent Observation students create musical instruments as parents assist and observe. The school recently postponed for a year plans to relocate.

The Mountain View Parent Nursery School and Parent Observation programs put their plan to relocate on hold for a year to allow suitable time to prepare the new site.

The programs, administered by the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District’s Adult School, will use the time to ready the schools’ new site at Foothill Covenant Church, across the street from Mountain View High School. The program currently is housed between the Mountain View and Alta Vista high school campuses.

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LAEF raises $3.3 million for LASD schools


Colleen Hawk/Special to the Town Crier 
The Los Altos Educational Foundation funds music instruction in elementary schools in the Los Altos School District.

The Los Altos Educational Foundation recently reached its annual fundraising goal of $3.3 million for the Los Altos School District.

The foundation raises funds to supplement the financial resources of the district to support additional academic and enrichment programs that improve the overall education of students in district schools.

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