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Letters to the Editor

Note: The following two letters are from losaltosonline.com.

Looking forward to new hotel

(Regarding “Downtown hotel to host open house,” Jan. 14): I am so thrilled to see the beautiful (Enchanté) hotel come to completion. I absolutely love it and will enjoy walking by often ... and maybe even spend a night in the hotel.

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Looking forward in 2015: Editorial

Why all the hooting and hollering, the champagne-glass clinks, the assembled crowds just to join in a countdown to the new year? Are we celebrating another year older and wiser or joyfully distracting ourselves from reminders of our mortality?

The real reason for celebrating is hope. Starting a new year means wiping the slate clean and mapping plans for a better life ahead. We look forward to good things happening.

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Lessons learned: A Piece of My Mind

Those of you who have been following my column for some time may remember a year ago when I wrote about my brother’s terrible accident, a fall from an extension ladder that broke both wrists and crushed his face. A year later, I am welcoming him as a guest columnist by passing on substantial parts of his Christmas letter, complete with some New Year’s resolutions that I hope we can all think about.

My brother’s words:

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Let's be green: From the Mayor's Desk

In Gov. Jerry Brown’s second inaugural address Jan. 5, he proposed three ambitious environmental goals for the next 15 years: increase from one-third to 50 percent the electricity derived from renewable sources; reduce today’s petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50 percent; and double the efficiency of existing buildings and make heating fuels cleaner.

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Letters to the Editor

Not everyone applauds downtown enhancements

I’d like to echo Bob Jones’ comments regarding the missteps of the Los Altos City Council approving those monstrosities built along First Street (“Los Altos is OK as is,” Dec. 17).

And what about that boutique hotel that looks out of place and will only impact the limited parking even further?

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Bedridden: The Villaj Idiut

Every year, it’s difficult to shop for a Christmas present for my wife.

It’s not her fault. It’s mine.

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Predict the unpredictable in 2015: Editor's Notebook

For those loyal (thank you) Town Crier readers who have perused the paper for years, you’ve probably noticed by now that some of our front-page stories don’t change much from year to year. The Kiwanis Pet Parade? A requirement. The Festival of Lights Parade? A must.

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