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Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States today.
Joe Biden inaugurated as president of the United States
By Kaavya Butaney | January 20, 2021

Today, at 12 p.m. EST, Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., along with Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden then delivered his inaugural speech, looking toward the future and emphasizing the importance of unity. The inauguration ceremony also...

Each year during finals season, the district closes the Aeries grade book, meaning students can no longer check their grades. The district offers this as a way to mitigate student stress — but in reality it does the exact opposite.
Hiding grades on Aeries during finals is a band-aid on a gaping wound
By Katherine O'Neal | December 22, 2020

On the night of Tuesday, December 16, halfway through finals week, the Aeries gradebook portal locked as it does every year, preventing students from seeing their grades at the most pivotal time of year....

Feldman’s Books is the last used bookstore in Downtown Menlo Park. Still exuding an old-timey charm and selling thousands of second-hand books to the community, Feldman’s is faced with possible closure during the pandemic.
Feldman's Books: The literary oasis of Downtown Menlo Park
By Katherine O'Neal, Staff Writer | January 2, 2021

In the middle of bustling and rapidly developing Downtown Menlo Park, Feldman’s Books is an oasis. With maze-like shelves and stacks of books three feet tall lining the floor, Feldman’s is a book lover’s...

Editorial: Faillace and Teksler for MVLA Board
Editorial: Faillace and Teksler for MVLA Board
October 13, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19, our community is grappling with the challenges posed by distance learning, supporting students’ mental health and...

Editorial: Kalkat, Meadows and Weinberg for Los Altos City Council
Editorial: Kalkat, Meadows and Weinberg for Los Altos City Council
October 13, 2020

While flies on candidates’ heads have been notably absent from city forums, the Los Altos City Council election remains a crucial event to...

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