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The inscrutable Orient: A Piece of My Mind

The current marquee exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco – open through Sept. 18 – features Chinese art on loan from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The exhibition includes wonderful paintings of misty Chinese landscapes and scrolls full of imperial gatherings and parades. It includes beautiful ceramics, enamel work and lacquerware, some examples pristinely simple and others decadently ornate – something for every taste.

Park days of summer: Other Voices

I am a mother raising my daughter in the same Los Altos neighborhood I was raised in, attending the same parks. What a surreal feeling. Recently the community I have spent a great portion of my life in let me down.

I had a terrible accident at a popular park in the area with my 3-year-old daughter. She’s fine now but ended up with a puncture-wound trauma to her head with stitches.

Downtown 4.0: Rise of the millennials: Other Voices

Nope, there’s not a new horror movie, documentary or sequel coming to your local movie theater. But an interesting issue has become increasingly important as Los Altos tries to chart a vision for its downtown and the community as a whole.

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Resident feels kinship with millennials

A big thank you to Dave Casas for his column “Downtown 4.0: Rise of the millennials” (Aug. 31). He hit the nail right on the head.

I have lived in Los Altos since 1962 and moved from the big house to a condo downtown to enjoy my retirement here.

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Internet compromise proves a ‘stupid’ move

The decision last week by the Los Altos Hills City Council to give big money to Comcast to expand obsolescent internet services is arguably the stupidest move they have made in over a decade (“LAH council, residents reach cost-sharing internet agreement,” Aug. 24).

I have since checked to see if Sonic.net is offering internet in the residential area that was deprived of internet by an earlier stupid decision of the staff and council and find that it is not yet available. However, I bet that it will be before cable service will appear there and will be much less expensive. In any case, we should be aiming at prompt conversion to fiber-optical services and getting rid of cable.

Megan's Musings: Happy Mother's Day

Today is my birthday. No, really. It is.

Thank you. That’s very kind of you.

Fighting words: No Shoes, Please

I live near Mountain View’s El Camino Hospital and often walk through a pocket of the neighborhood that visitors and employees occasionally use for convenient parking. When this occurs, the loitering car receives a (polite) handwritten note attached to its windshield reminding the driver that the cul-de-sac parking is for resident use only.

Recently, I noticed on the ground one of those signs on which the driver had written in response, “GO TO HELL. WE’RE CANCER PATIENTS.” Normally, I might have been amused, but nowadays I’m just not in the mood.

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