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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.

'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.

Falling in love with an abuser: Other Voices

Following is the first in a three-part series on domestic violence.

Children of affluent abusers: Other Voices

Following is the third in a three-part series on domestic violence.

A retreat – and then a charge?: Editor's Notebook

Most companies tend to schedule retreats once a year. The Los Altos City Council has held two over the past six months.

There was good reason to organize the latest one, however. A lot had taken place – and not taken place – between the January retreat and the one held June 18.

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