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:


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?


Holiday cheer: No Shoes, Please

Admittedly, the holidays are not my favorite time of year. I don’t like sharing streets and parking lots with a zillion other people who need to get their shopping done. I don’t like being reminded by a holiday doomsday countdown clock how little time I have left. I don’t like feeling burdened by the obligations of the season: cards, decorating, gift-buying, travel arrangements, feeling warm and fuzzy. In general, I don’t like requirements – Why do I have to be merry and bright? Why can’t I just be me, satisfied and dull?


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.


Letters to the Editor

Sunday Friends offers thanks for support

All of us at Sunday Friends extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who participated in this year’s Holiday Shopping Spree event. We are so grateful.

Expanded to two dates at two Target locations in November, our event raised $36,000, which was immediately turned into holiday gifts for moms, dads and children by teams of enthusiastic shoppers of all ages, 700 in all.


Letter to the Editor

Maltby’s should stay in Los Altos

Agreed. Maltby’s should not go.

This friendly establishment is definitely a regular “go to” place for many people to meet, eat, watch sports, hang out and chat with the friendly staff and other patrons and friends.



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