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April 17, 2015

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Silicon Valley Community Newspapers $1.00 1 8 5 Resident wants artificial grass, but says city code won't allow it * page 5 Vol. 60, No. 16 Friday, April 17, 2015 $1.00 BY KHALIDA SARWARI E very Sunday afternoon, a group of Saratoga teens meets to discuss rockets. Armed with their data analysis, every once in a while they'll make the 20-minute drive from their hometown down to Moffett Field to launch the model rocket that they built with their own hands. Earlier this month, the teens received an email from the Team America Rocketry Challenge organization informing them that they were in the top 100 teams nationwide and one of four teams in the Bay Area that had qualified for the 2015 TARC national finals, one of the world's largest rocketry competitions. To qualify, according to Diana Katchour, captain of the Rocketry Club at Saratoga High, the group had to dem- onstrate that they could design and build a model rocket that can travel to a height of 800 feet and back within 46 to 48 seconds, similar to the aerospace industry's engi- neering design process. What's more, each rocket had SARATOGA ROCKETRY CLUB WILL BLAST OFF TO COMPETE IN NATIONALS Team of four will compete for scholarship cash in Virginia SkinSpirit Los Gatos Cornerstone Center 15954 Los Gatos Blvd Los Gatos • 669.233.4040 SkinSpirit is now in your neighborhood! Tristen Heitz and Catherine Matley are now part of our Los Gatos team. Benefit from the clinical expertise of these two, highly sought-after practitioners. A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF SAM AND LESLEY CHANG Lesley and Sam Chang, also known as 'Team Yay,' are seen here making a heart in front on Villa Montalvo last November for the 'Hysterical Landmarks' challenge/adventure in the Parks for Life Challenge last fall. Teams were asked to take a silly photo in front of a historical landmark within any of the Santa Clara County parks. 'Team Yay' placed first and won a car camping package filled with REI gear. Registration is now open for the Spring/Summer Challenge. Adventure Time Adventure Time Challenge has teams planting their flags at Challenge has teams planting their flags at county parks page 14 page 14 Rocketry, page 8

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