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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Govind Tatachari

Govind Tatachari

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Govind Tatachari, a Cupertino resident for 29 years, first started participating in city activities in 2012. Now, he currently serves as the Vice Chair for Cupertino’s Housing Commission. Tatachari is...

Yuko Shima

Yuko Shima

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Yuko Shima has been a Cupertino resident for about 14 years and decided to run for City Council after the Santa Clara County Democratic Party asked if she was interested in running for local office.  Shima...

Steven Scharf

Steven Scharf

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Stephen Scharf, a resident of Cupertino since 1999, has served as a Cupertino Mayor for two years and is running for re-election this November. Scharf believes that he has increased transparency between...

Sheila Mohan

Sheila Mohan

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Sheila Mohan is a longtime Cupertino resident, having lived in the city for more than 30 years. During her time here, she has volunteered in various community activities and worked as a Cupertino Fine...

JR Fruen

JR Fruen

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Joseph Fruen, who goes by his initials JR Fruen, says he’s one of the “lucky few” who get to call themselves a third-generation Cupertino resident. As part of his policy as a City Council member,...

Moon Kyu Choe

Moon Kyu Choe

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Moon Kyu Choe was not available to be interviewed.  Learn more at: https://www.moonkyuchoe.com/home 

Liangfang Chao

Liangfang Chao

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Although Liangfang Chao is the current vice mayor of Cupertino, she originally obtained her Ph.D. in computer science and never expected to get involved in local politics.  However, after acting as a...

Claudio Bono

Claudio Bono

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

After moving to Cupertino in 2014, Claudio Bono began serving in his current positions as a member of the Silicon Valley Rotary Club as well as the president of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. Bono...

Three new Cupertino city councilmembers will be elected on Nov. 8

Introducing the Cupertino City Council candidates

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Eight candidates are running for three seats on the Cupertino City Council for the 2022 general municipal election. Cupertino residents can vote for their preferred City Council members on Nov. 8 by completing...

The Local Road Safety Plan targets to reduce fatalities and severe injuries for all types of commuters, including bikers, drivers and pedestrians.

Paving the way for safer roads

Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 22, 2022

With a vision to decrease the fatalities and severe injuries on roads, the Cupertino City staff has been tackling local road safety through the Local Road Safety Plan. The LRSP is currently in its development...

The community room on the second floor overlooks the redwood trees surrounding the back of the library.

Cupertino Library expansion finishes

Sarah Liu May 1, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, the Cupertino Library expansion project opened to the public. The renovations include large community rooms, study spaces and other multi-purpose spaces connected to the previously...

Buying and renting a house in Cupertino

Buying and renting a house in Cupertino

Jefferson Le, News Editor April 3, 2022

Located in the pocket of Silicon Valley, the city of Cupertino contains Apple Headquarters, with Facebook and Google only a short drive away. Cupertino was also recently named the most educated population...

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