‘Everything’s gone’: Foothill instructor surveys fire damage on family’s ranch

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Andy Ruble/Special to the Town Crier
Foothill College ceramics instructor Andy Ruble’s father, Gary, inspects the charred remains of the house his grandfather built.

When Andy Ruble first saw his family’s ranch after the SCU Lightning Complex Fire tore through, he said it was like being on Mars. The beloved land he has known since childhood is now almost unrecognizable.

LAHS raises flags to support fight against racism, injustice

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Ryan Molinari/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High School is flying a Black Lives Matter flag and California pride flag to symbolize the school’s goal of creating an inclusive community.

Black Lives Matter and California pride flags now billow from the flag pole at the front of Los Altos High School, symbolizing the school’s goal of creating an inclusive community.

Los Altos resident’s girls coding competition held online this year

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, a nonprofit organization created by Los Altos resident and Harker School senior Saloni Shah and two of her friends is forging ahead with its third annual all-girls coding competition.

Los Altos teen creates nonprofit offering free music classes to students

A Los Altos teen has launched a nonprofit organization that provides free online music classes to students in grades K-12.

Assistance League donates supplies to bolster online learning

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Courtesy of Lakewood Elementary School
Lakewood Elementary School Principal Pam Cheng, right, and Assistant Principal Brian Brown pose with distance-learning supplies they received from the Assistance League of Los Altos.

For two years, the Assistance League of Los Altos has supported five Sunnyvale schools across a range of areas, including providing books for classroom libraries, scholarships to fifth-grade science camp and healthy snacks to stock a food pantry.

Palo Alto Humane Society launches bilingual program for elementary school students

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Courtesy of Palo Alto Humane Society
The Palo Alto Humane Society is offering a new online bilingual education program for students in grades K-5.

The Palo Alto Humane Society is offering a new online bilingual education program for students in grades K-5 designed to help children build a bond with animals and learn about respect and responsibility.


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