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Yikes Tikes! holds open house

Yikes Tikes!, a Los Altos preschool, has scheduled an open house 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the school, 1577 Carob Lane.

According to instructors, Yikes Tikes! is a tuition-free co-op providing an “inclusive learning environment” for children ages 2 to just under 5.

MVHS Carbon-Free Commute recruits volunteers

Mountain View High School’s Carbon-Free Commute supporters seek volunteers one morning a month to help encourage students to walk, bike or take the bus to school.

Abandoning their cars for a day would boost students’ opportunities for exercise, reduce pollution and mitigate traffic and parking congestion at Mountain View High.

Public forum addresses 10th LASD campus

Creative Facilities Solutions has scheduled a community forum on selecting a site for a 10th Los Altos School District campus 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Creative Facilities Solutions comprises district parents, community leaders and elected officials who hope to start a dialogue about the best plan for maximizing existing public land to create a 10th school site.

LASD trustees schedule office hours

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees has scheduled open office hours noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

According to Trustee Bryan Johnson, the intent of the session is to “increase communication with our broader community,” including residents who live within district boundaries but do not have children currently attending district schools.

Local students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program’s list of semifinalists includes 23 students from Mountain View High, 18 from Los Altos High, 32 from St. Francis High and one from Pinewood School.

The following students received recognition as 2018 semifinalists based on their Preliminary SAT scores and academic excellence. Their scores were high in all testing categories: reading, writing and language, and math.

Foothill alum optimistic in the face of DACA uncertainty


Photo courtesy of Liliana Guillen / Special to the Town Crier
Liliana Guillen serves as keynote speaker at her 2015 graduation from Foothill College. After four years at Foothill and subsequently earning a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, she faces an uncertain future due to her undocumented status.

Liliana Guillen attended Foothill College and graduated last spring from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Like many students who return home after completing school, she took a temporary job while trying to determine a career path. But as one of California’s 222,795 residents covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Guillen’s future – much like the policy itself – is in limbo.

Coming to America

Guillen’s parents arrived in the Bay Area with the intention of working for a few years and sending money back home to their family in Guerrero, Mexico, then eventually returning to their homeland. However, the high cost of living in the heart of Silicon Valley proved to be more than the Guillens had anticipated. They moved their entire family to Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood when Guillen was 10.


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