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Good advice: Haugh About That?

Thrusting the ticket in my face, the grumpy highway patrolman growled over my expired license plate.

Ugly politics, from on high to down low: Editor's Notebook

What to make of this election? Forget Trump-Clinton – look no further than our own local races for some uncharacteristic finger-pointing and accusatory tones.

The Town Crier elected, pardon the expression, to stay on the sidelines and not report on the back-and-forth that reared its ugly head most notably in the races for Los Altos City Council and the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees. Filling our space with unfounded accusations would not be responsible journalism, in my opinion.

The soundtrack of my life: A Piece of My Mind

“I feel like I’ve been listening to the soundtrack of my life,” my sister sighed blissfully. We were side-by-side on the bus riding home from Sir Paul McCartney’s concert, which had opened Sacramento’s Golden One Arena.

Letters to the Editor

Return ground track to original position

Thank you for the Oct. 26 article “Airplane noise committee offers proposals for relief,” which pointed out that the “12-member committee remained neutral on the most controversial mitigation proposal – moving the ground track back to the original position prior to March 2015.”

The committee report cites this reason: “(T)he FAA has repeatedly indicated that changes to the San Francisco Bay Area airspace pursuant to NextGen are not reversible. The FAA has repeatedly advised the Committee that the 2012 federal legislation reauthorizing the FAA required the FAA to adopt and use advanced technology to modernize the air transport system.”

Dispute resolution services help neighbors mend fences: Other Voices

It is generally estimated that 42 percent of Americans say that they have been involved in a dispute with their neighbors at one time or another. Using your local dispute resolution service is a no-cost, confidential and easy-access way to resolve these types of concerns.

The following is a typical scenario that our Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services (LADRS) program sees between neighbors in conflict.

A summary of Town Crier endorsements: Election 2016

Los Altos City Council (3 seats)

Neysa Fligor

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 2, 2016

Be more positive about Cupertino

Regarding “Don’t shoot the messenger” (“Megan’s Musings,” Oct. 5):

Drats! I thought I had found my place in paradise 51 years ago in Cupertino amongst its beautiful trees and vistas of the mountains, now finding I live in the ghetto.

Submit a Letter to the Editor

The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

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