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LASD, BCS join forces for parcel-tax renewal: Other Voices

The Los Altos School District is a great place to live for many reasons. Top among them, especially for families with young children, is our incredible public schools. We are deeply appreciative that our community continues to put public education at the forefront of its priorities.


Editorial Illustration

Illustration by Rhonda Mak. Mak is a Town Crier editorial intern.

 

 

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Editorial Illustration


Rhonda Mak/Town Crier
"Can you pull over on El Monte? I’m playing Pokémon Go and there’s a Pikachu nearby.”

Peek into the Past


 

Lifelong Los Altos resident Lucille Bleibler Liewer (1906-2005) receives the Los Altos Board of Realtors’ Community Service Award at a 1983 event.

Airplane noise select committee faces moral conundrum: Other Voices

Quiet Skies Mid-Peninsula is a coalition of 10 advocacy groups, including representation from Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, created to establish a collective voice regarding airplane noise.

All across the nation, communities are experiencing unparalleled noise problems as a result of the Federal Aviation Administration’s implementation of NextGen technology. Unique to our area is that U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo, Sam Farr and Jackie Speier established a task force, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals. The committee held three public forums and two technical meetings.

Outside-the-box solutions for LASD enrollment growth: Other Voices

How do we wisely spend the Los Altos School District’s $150 million bond to best address enrollment growth in our public schools?

I currently sit on the Measure N Citizens Oversight Committee. I have observed the 20-plus-months-long process the district has embarked on with no real progress to date. November of this year will mark the two-year anniversary of the passage of the bond. In my view, we still do not have a well-thought-out plan.

'A house divided against itself cannot stand': Other Voices

 

Like you, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed or wounded in the shootings in Dallas, Minneapolis and Baton Rouge. I’m sure that you share my hope that the tension that has gripped so many cities will begin to subside as citizens work to better understand and empathize with their neighbors.


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