Tue05242016

Citywide Parking Committee member defends work: Other Voices

It is sad that the work of the Citywide Parking Committee has been suspended. This committee is all about open government. We have been revealing the facts that have led to parking problems, while indicating factors that shroud the truth from being clearly seen.

Several subcommittees were formed to concentrate on specific areas. Although there is some overlap in members, this merely shows the commitment of some members to do more work than others. They should be thanked rather than chastised for this service to the community.

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How to be seen: Other Voices

It is a dark and stormy night. After a long day at the office, you’re about to arrive home. Driving down your street, you spot a faint shadow in the darkness. You slow and see that you have narrowly missed your neighbor, who is out walking his dog.

Many of the things that make Los Altos special – narrow residential streets with muted street lighting and few sidewalks, and our fondness for pets – create an unusually dangerous situation for pedestrians, especially at this time of year when the days are short. When it’s time to take the dog for a walk or get some fresh air, many of us grab the nearest jacket and a flashlight, and become virtually invisible in the night.

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Large-scale survey needed to determine civic center's fate: Other Voices

 

After eight years, progress toward Los Altos Civic Center redevelopment is endangered and progress toward relieving elementary school crowding is stalled.

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Coming to a school near you: From the City Manager's Desk

 

Pedestrian and bicycle safety is one of Los Altos’ highest priorities, particularly for school-aged children. To address this priority, the city council approved a Pedestrian Master Plan last August with the goal of improving pedestrian safety and mobility throughout the city.

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Was Going to Call Him Today: Poetry Corner


Courtesy of Charline Loehrig Barbano
Charline and Don Loehrig, pictured here in 1940, grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Don died Jan. 1.

W hen my son came over to say

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LASD, city should use land more efficiently: Other Voices

As a Los Altos School District parent and Los Altos property-tax payer, I have to express my disappointment in the current slate of district trustees and our city council.

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We Are Americans: Poetry Corner

Once upon a time, America was strong and united

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