Let there be lights: Stadium lights at high schools complete, PA systems delayed

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Stadium lights are now installed at Mountain View High School, above, as well as Los Altos High.

Newly installed stadium lights at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools were turned on for the first time last week, illuminating the football fields at both schools.

LASD records first COVID-19 case

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A first-grader at Almond School, above, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Los Altos School District saw its first diagnosed case of COVID-19 last week, when a first-grader at Almond School tested positive.

LASD lays out plans to bring older students back

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Second- and third-graders returned to campus last week. All grade levels are expected to come back part time by mid-January.

The Los Altos School District has released plans detailing how it will bring older students back in person, moving forward with plans to have all grade levels back on campus part time by mid-January.

MVLA prepares to reopen, but plans on hold as COVID cases soar

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees has started to publicly lay out the details of what a return to in-person classes could look like, but any actual reopening is now on hold because of new restrictions from the state in response to spiking COVID-19 cases.

MVHS student starts nonprofit to improve teens’ mental, physical health

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Mountain View HIgh School junior Bryan Bru recently launched a nonprofit called Wellbeing.

After months of website design and legal work, Mountain View High School junior Bryan Bru recently launched Wellbeing, a nonprofit organization aimed at improving teenagers’ mental and physical health.

Mah pulls ahead in close race for county ed board

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Left Photo Courtesy of Grace Mah; Right Photo Courtesy of Melissa Baten Caswell
Grace Mah, left, is over three percentage points ahead of challenger Melissa Baten Caswell, right, with an estimated 87% of the vote totaled countywide.

Incumbent Grace Mah is over three percentage points ahead of challenger Melissa Baten Caswell in the race for the local seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education, but neither candidate had declared victory or conceded, as of the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline.

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