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Frogs Go Hippity Hop at Sutter Elementary School’s 52nd Annual Frog Jump
By Cynthia Cheng

At Sutter Elementary School’s 52nd annual Frog Jump, students gathered outside at “frog pads” next to the playground. After setting down their assigned frogs–with names such as Top Hat McGee, General Hop and Vladimir Putin–students waited for their frogs to jump. After a frog’s third jump, a frog catcher swept the frog up into a net and measurers recorded the accumulated distance of the three jumps. This year fifth grade student Ruhi Tabassum’s frog Ribbeteer made the longest recorded jumps of 17 feet and 11 inches. Tabassum will be recognized at a school event in June and have the opportunity to attend the Jumping Frog Jubilee in Calaveras later in May.

“During the week, the students learned about the life cycles of the frog and frog habitats,” said Bri White, who co-chaired the frog jump with fellow first grade parent Flaviana Chelliah...

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Couch Surfing at Bill Wilson Center's 2017 Building Dreams Luncheon
Story and photos by Diane Andrews

Couch Surfing at Bill Wilson Center's 2017 Building Dreams Luncheon

Couch surfing sounds like a fun sleepover for teens. The reality is that teens and young adults surf from one friend's couch to another because they don't have a home to go to. They are just one couch away from sleeping on the streets and couch surfing doesn't count as having a home. Neither does sleeping in a car or sleeping in a motel...

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U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna Draws Crowd at Santa Clara Town Hall Meeting
Story and photos by Diane Andrews

U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna Draws Crowd at Santa Clara Town Hall Meeting

U.S. freshman congressman Ro Khanna, a Democrat representing the 17th District of California, which includes Santa Clara, held a Town Hall meeting on May 7 at the Performing Arts Center of Santa Clara High School...

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Thousands Attend Central Park Library’s STEM Central
By Cynthia Cheng

Thousands Attend Central Park Library’s STEM Central

At the April 29 STEM Central, a fair celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, 26 exhibitors and 15 innovation stations filled the library. Children assembled Lego structures, learned about robotics, posed for pictures inside Auro’s self-driving shuttle...

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Derby Themed Gala Raises Funds for Triton
By Melissa McKenzie

Derby Themed Gala Raises Funds for Triton

Picture hats, fascinators and bowlers were all the rage when Triton Fields opened for one night only on April 29.

As bidders raised the asking price for pieces donated by local artists and gift baskets...

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This Week's Letters

I think it is time to do away with the annual cleanup. I can't believe the pile of junk in front of some homes. There was a mattress dumped on my sidewalk the other night so it is evident that junk is being dumped in Santa Clara from other cities.

According to the flier put out by the City, you can call 615-3080 to report materials being dumped on your street. There is no way the City will respond in time as the culprit will be gone in 5 minutes.

Everyone in Santa Clara pays $62 per year for this useless cleanup, so it is time to get rid of the annual cleanup.

Ed Garcia

What are the alternatives to Santa Clara's council seat method, approved by the voters forty five years ago that led to the election of our current Hispanic Mayor?  The commitment to increasing voter participation championed by Yuki Ikhezi and Rod Diridon,Jr. has worked, and if the method of requiring candidates to live in specific geographic areas but being elected citywide as done in the school district could work. Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino have elected many Asian Americans to councils using systems identical to Santa Clara. Troubling are campaign methods done by the Santa Clara POA paying outside consultants that emphasize racial overtones, and podcasters who claim Asian American politicians all have the same faces (and he is a Charter Review Committee member). Appointing good minority council members in 2016 rather than a stooge would have solved the problem. We have alternatives that fit the Santa Clara way, best look at them.

James Rowen

Money Hit Escapes Bruins in 7-2 Loss to Fremont
By Andrew Bensch

Money Hit Escapes Bruins in 7-2 Loss to Fremont

The Santa Clara Bruins varsity baseball squad entered Friday night’s game against the Fremont Firebirds in first place in the El Camino Division (8-4). Conversely, Fremont began the game in the league bottom with (4-8). Despite being last in the standings, the Firebirds were leading the league in runs scored (75) going into the game, one more than the Bruins (74). Therefore, it was likely that Santa Clara would need a strong showing offensively to come away victorious. Unfortunately for Bruins fans, that didn’t happen. Santa Clara set the table often, but failed to convert with runners in scoring position.

While Santa Clara managed to get out a 2-0 lead, they did so without any loud contact. In the bottom of the second, shortstop Tyler Kennedy led off with a walk before a back-to-back perfectly placed bunt singles along the third base line and loaded the bases. The first of the bunts came via starting catcher Zach Gates...

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Rare Rivalry Game Goes in Favor of Wilcox
By Andrew Bensch

Rare Rivalry Game Goes in Favor of Wilcox

At the start of the high school baseball season, Wilcox and Santa Clara were not scheduled to play each other. With Wilcox in a higher division than Santa Clara, the rival schools don’t usually face each other in baseball. However, with both the Santa Clara varsity and frosh/soph teams having strong league seasons, Wilcox and Santa Clara decided to add a frosh/soph “scrimmage” to the schedule. Scrimmage gets quotation marks around it, because this was far from just another ho-hum practice game. Despite both teams having already learned their league fates, (Wilcox second at 10-3 and Santa Clara first at 12-1), this “scrimmage” game had all the intensity of a playoff match. School bragging rights were a big deal to these kids. The trash talk between dugouts earned multiple warnings from the umpires during the Chargers’ eventual 8-3 victory.

“It was good to play them,” commented Wilcox first baseman Alexander Tolbert, who drove in two runs with a first-inning single. “I’ve been here two years and I didn’t get to play them last year so I was excited when I heard we would get to play this game...

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