Letters to the Editor

Don’t point fingers at LAH residents

I am responding to the Town Crier’s front-page article “Despite drought, LAH still swimming with pools” (Feb. 12).

I am not quite sure what to make of this article. Am I supposed to be upset that those selfish Los Altos Hills residents don’t realize that there is a drought and still have the audacity to want to fill their pools with water (which they, of course, will have to pay for)?


Letters to the Editor

Quarry serves fundamental purpose

So now the anti-quarryists are making a fuss about blasting (“LAH council urges county probe into quarry blasts,” Jan. 29).

How else does one get rock out of a solid formation? Where else should the South Bay get its cement? This writer hopes that the quarry and its neighbors will coexist for many more years. Here’s why.


Heads-up: Bond measures on deck

It goes without saying that the cost of living in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills is off the charts – and will only continue to rise.

The Town Crier last week ran four different stories in its first seven pages that involved the potential of floating bond measures or parcel taxes before the public to fund a slew of projects.


The critic: Haugh About That?

With a look of absolute horror in her rich, mahogany-colored eyes, my 13-year-old daughter Lauren stared at me, mouth wide open.

“You’re not going looking like that, are you?”


Mystery remains over intent of First and Main site: Other Voices

Following is Part 2 in Cranston’s ongoing “Los Altos Mysteries Explored” series. Part 1 ran in the Jan. 29 issue.


The case for a community pool: Other Voices

Once again, there are rumblings of a civic center remodel with possible inclusion of a community pool. I hope that discussions start again with the city, and, this time, I hope that a community pool will be near the top of the priority list.

Here is why Los Altos needs a pool: Simply, we do not have one. Neither does the town of Los Altos Hills. Why? It seems as though every surrounding community has a pool. Why not Los Altos and Los Altos Hills?


Flawless love is 'Perfect' love: The Rockey Road

Alanis Morissette says, “If you’re flawless, then you’ll win my love,” in the lyrics of her song “Perfect.”

To love someone can mean something entirely different from one person to the next. Some people believe that complete accountability is the way to show their love, while others believe that freedom in a relationship shows a deep trust that only love can bear. Growing up, I thought love meant simply wanting to spend the rest of your life with that one person you love. In a sense I was right, but there is much more to love than that simple definition.


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