County lifts ban on car parades

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Almond School hosted a car parade April 29. The Los Altos School District later learned that the events were prohibited under Santa Clara County's shelter-in-place order. The county has now reversed course and parades will once again be allowed, beginning Friday (May 22).

Car parades will once again be allowed in Santa Clara County, starting Friday (May 22), a reversal of the county’s previous ban.

Foothill-De Anza joins lawsuit against U.S. Department of Education over COVID aid

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Foothill College’s food pantry is located in the school’s Campus Center, above. The pantry is currently closed and students are instead receiving electronic gift cards to buy food. Chancellor Judy Miner said the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of student hunger.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has joined a federal lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, alleging that she is illegally restricting which students can obtain coronavirus relief funding.

Student launches website connecting consumers with mask makers

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Mountain View High freshman Ariela Libova created a free platform that links people who need masks to mask makers.

A Mountain View High School freshman has launched a free website to connect consumers with mask makers across the nation.

Mountain View High freshmen build website to boost school spirit

Without typical student body activities like spirit weeks and rallies, three Mountain View High School freshmen have created a website to bolster school spirit from afar.

High school seniors mourn loss of graduation rituals

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Mountain View High School seniors participate in their 2017 graduation ceremony. This year, the coronavirus pandemic has made the traditional end-of-high-school rituals impossible.

Walking across the stage clad in a cap and gown, looking out and seeing his parents in the crowd, receiving his diploma – these images have all been in Isidro Zuniga Vazquez’s mind since his freshman year at Los Altos High School. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has made that traditional graduation ritual impossible.

Los Altos twins win grand prize at Synopsys science fair

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Twins Josh and Anushka Sanyal were grand-prize winners at the Synopsys Science & Technology Championship.

Anushka and Josh Sanyal have a lot more in common than just being twins. Both Los Altos residents are extremely passionate about STEM, have had their research published and became grand-prize winners at the Synopsys Science & Technology Championship.

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