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City’s Public Arts Committee Develops Master Plan For New Works

City’s Public Arts Committee Develops Master Plan For New Works

July 26, 2017

The Los Altos Public Arts Committee (LAPAC) started drafting a Public Arts Master Plan this spring to...

Math Teacher Judy Strauss Retires

Jocelyn Maeyama and Javin Pombra

July 13, 2017

Filed under News, Web Exclusive

Math teacher Judy Strauss retired after teaching for 27 years at the end of 2016-2017 school year. Once retired, she hopes to dedicate her time to pursuing a variety of other interests, including swimming, literature, music and epidemiology. Strauss first considered retirement after she was diagnosed with and surgically tre...

Offensive Quizlet Live Usernames Prompt Investigation

Offensive Quizlet Live Usernames Prompt Investigation

June 23, 2017

On Friday, May 5, two racist usernames were entered by a stranger in a Quizlet Live game after a student...

ASI To Host Second Annual Poster Symposium

ASI To Host Second Annual Poster Symposium

May 24, 2017

The Advanced Science Investigations (ASI) course will host its second annual poster symposium tomorro...

Community Investors Propose Downtown Park and Office Space

Community Investors Propose Downtown Park and Office Space

May 18, 2017

On Thursday, May 4, dozens of green-clad Los Altos residents packed City Hall to voice their support for...

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

Los Altos Robotics Sees Mixed Results at FIRST Championship

May 11, 2017

Advancing to the world stage from their first ever win at the Ventura regional, the Los Altos Robotics Team competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Te...

First-ever Los Altos TEDx Sets Platform for Future Talks

First-ever Los Altos TEDx Sets Platform for Future Talks

May 4, 2017

During the week of March 27, the TEDx Club offered five students and seven adults the opportunity to...

Kim Cave Retires

Kim Cave Retires

May 4, 2017

After working as the athletic director and a P.E. teacher at Los Altos for 11 years, Kim Cave will ret...

District Enacts New Program to Help Tackle Teacher Housing

Avi Varghese, Rachel Lu, and Javin Pombra

May 4, 2017

Filed under Issue-7, News

For one Los Altos teacher, “home” consists of a garage and a small cottage, about the size of a portable classroom. “My house is slightly larger [than one of the school’s portables],” the teacher said. “[My wife and I] had to pay $2,500 a month for a house where our bedroom was literally a garage. They carpeted ...

LSU To Host Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

LSU To Host Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

May 3, 2017

The Latino Student Union will host its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration tomorrow, May 4. The event, whi...

New Fitness Center Nears Completion

New Fitness Center Nears Completion

April 30, 2017

After months of setbacks, construction for the new fitness center next to the basketball courts in the...

With SBAC Quota Unmet, Juniors Must Make Up Tests

With SBAC Quota Unmet, Juniors Must Make Up Tests

April 28, 2017

Last week, students encountered connectivity issues that prevented completion of the annual Smarter Balance A...

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