MVLA declares construction will have insignificant environmental effect

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Traffic backs up on Fremont Avenue at the corner of Truman Avenue in the afternoon as students leave Mountain View High, congestion that could be exacerbated by upcoming construction.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees has declared that the upcoming construction at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools will have an effect on the environment that can be diminished to an acceptable level.

Elephant fundraiser surpasses goal

Uma Chirotarrab’s fourth annual elephant fundraiser surpassed its goal this year and raised $2,650.26 in one day for Tusk, an organization that supports conservation in Africa.

Uma, a seventh-grader at Egan Junior High School, and her friends typically hold their fundraiser in Los Altos the day before Thanksgiving but postponed it because of the smoky air from the wildfires.

Film screening details stress of social media

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The documentary “Like” chronicles the potential perils of social media and technology use among teens.

St. Nicholas Catholic School has scheduled a free public screening of a documentary about the perils of social media and technology for teens 7 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 22) on campus, 12816 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The film, “Like,” will be followed by a panel discussion featuring experts on teen mental health and technology.

MVHS marching band, wind ensemble to perform in London

Courtesy of Jason Kneebone
Mountain View High School’s marching band is heading to London this week to perform in the city’s New Year’s Day Parade.

With more than 10,000 performers, a street audience of more than 650,000 and a television audience exceeding 600 million, the annual London New Year’s Day Parade is a dream event to perform in for many musicians. That dream will became a reality for Mountain View High School’s marching band in January.

“The New Year’s Day Parade is just one of the events you know exists but never imagine that you will be performing in,” drum major Stephanie Evanson said. “I’m excited to share our music with a different part of the world and play with my friends in a different country.”

Bullis gets OK for new Mountain View charter

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees Dec. 21 grudgingly approved a petition to charter a new school in the district proposed by members of the Bullis Charter School community. The new school, Bullis Mountain View, is set to open in the 2019-2020 school year.

Los Altos High students show up for Haiti

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Los Altos High students and local residents protest the political situation in Haiti at the corner of El Camino Real and San Antonio Road Dec. 12.

Approximately 30 Los Altos High students and local residents held a peaceful protest to show solidarity for students in Haiti last week at a protest at the corner of El Camino Real and San Antonio Road.

The crowd, chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, police brutality has got to go,” was holding the Mountain View version of demonstrations that were going on throughout Haiti for weeks to protest the regime of President Jovenel Moise, which has been replete with corruption and police brutality.

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