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Letters to the Editor

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has scheduled its annual Cioppino Feed 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

The Cioppino Feed launched in 1972 and now benefits the student veterans at the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College.

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Some goals to accomplish in 2016: Editorial

The start of a new year always brings the hope of accomplishing goals that proved elusive in years past. We offer the following goals for 2016 – goals a lot easier said than done, but ones that must be accomplished for our community to move forward.

• Finalize the Los Altos School District enrollment growth plan. After an anticlimactic 2015, we hope that this will be the year the district’s strategy takes shape, whether it be purchasing land for a new campus or restructuring its existing ones. The district has $150 million at the ready, thanks to the 2014 voter-approved Measure N bond. We understand district officials want to make the best decision possible, and any decision is bound to be criticized in some quarters. But the passage of time won’t make purchasing land any easier. To repeat Superintendent Jeff Baier’s comment, “If not now, when?”

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Letter to the Editor

Report low-flying aircraft noise

Los Altos residents have noted the dramatic increase in low-flying aircraft over Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto. The Federal Aviation Administration has arbitrarily changed landing patterns for San Francisco International Airport, and it directly affects Los Altos residents.

If you love living in the flight path of an airport, congratulations, you have your wish – enjoy the pollution, noise and lower home values.

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The intervention: Haugh About That?

By the stern look in her chocolate-colored eyes, I found myself on the defensive. It was the same look she and her three siblings gave whenever I royally messed up.

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Charlie Hustler: The Villaj Idiut

I don’t understand why Pete Rose so badly wants to be in the Hall of Fame.

Oh, I get the concept of why he wants to be in the Hall of Fame. But I don’t understand the reality of it.

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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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We Are Americans: Poetry Corner

Once upon a time, America was strong and united

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