Get used to high and dry: Editorial

Here we are, sitting in the shade of an umbrella table in the heart of sunny downtown Los Altos. It’s short-sleeve weather, 72 degrees, in fact, and we’re not out of winter.

Meanwhile, our friends in New England are being continuously clobbered with snow, with no end in sight. Full-grown men, shoveling snow off the rooftops of their houses, can barely be seen amid the giant mounds of white stuff.


Is MV headed for high-tech exclusivity?: Editor's Notebook

Recent headlines have been awash with news of the future campus Google Inc. plans to build featuring “canopies.” Also in the news is Facebook Inc.’s recent announcement that it, too, wants to expand at its current Menlo Park headquarters. Meanwhile, LinkedIn Corp. looks to be making a major expansion with a possible campus in Phase 2 of The Village at San Antonio Center development in Mountain View, and possibly in an office building on El Camino Real in Los Altos, soon to be vacated by the also highly successful Box Inc.

Everywhere you look, growth abounds. Construction sites are everywhere along El Camino in Mountain View. And if recently submitted plans for Mountain View’s North Bayshore area are any indication, much more construction – millions of square feet in office space, for starters – is on the way.


We need a town hall meeting on Measure N: Other Voices

Last November the Los Altos School District community – comprising residents of Los Altos and parts of Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto and unincorporated areas – passed the $150 million Measure N bond to address enrollment growth in grades K-8.


Letters to the Editor

Parking problems date back to ’80s

Reflection on the Town Crier’s article “Citywide Parking Committee to take stock, seek solutions” (March 4) caused me to chuckle.

I worked as a pharmacist for both of the two independent pharmacies previously located downtown from 1984 to 2011. Both of my employers spent countless hours during those years attending various “parking committee meetings” to address the parking shortage, particularly evident during the noon hour.


Inalienable right? How about respect for others?

The January mayhem in Paris is tragic, as are all the other slaughters perpetrated from time immemorial.

We need to understand that when we attack another, whether it is with words or pictures or guns, there are consequences that often reverberate around the world. This particular tragedy in Paris is one more demonstration of that fact. However, it is not only about free speech, but also obligations and responsibility.


Dangerous streets: A Piece of My Mind

I’m driving along El Monte Avenue between Foothill Expressway and Springer Road at approximately 6 p.m. on a midwinter evening. In keeping with the “village feeling” of our town, there are no sidewalks and no streetlights.


Letter to the Editor

Keep residential parking for residents

Thank you for the Feb. 11 article drawing attention to an ongoing issue in our neighborhood (“LA council approves amended medical-parking ordinance”).

Our family lives on Loucks Avenue, behind Adobe Animal Hospital. We recently counted 15 Adobe employee cars parked on our street alone. Sadly, we know their vehicles because they have been parking in front of our home for years.


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