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We're all post-election thumbs

Thumbs-up: To all of the candidates and their supporters who devoted time, energy and funds to make a difference in their communities. Regardless of the election results, the strong competition for seats on the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills city councils and the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees shows a passion to get involved. The strong voter turnout proves again that this community truly cares about its future. Voter apathy? Not in Los Altos.

Thumbs-up: To newly named Los Altos Police Chief Andy Galea, and a fond farewell to outgoing chief Tuck Younis. Chief Younis, you did your job and you brought a friendly, approachable style to local law enforcement. We’re confident Chief Galea will honor your legacy.


Letters to the Editor

Stamp out mail theft in Loyola Corners

Mail theft isn’t just a problem in Los Altos Hills (“LAH residents vigilant about mailbox theft,” Nov. 2).

In our Loyola Corners neighborhood, I had several days of mail stolen, two other neighbors have had packages stolen from their mailboxes and a fourth had a package stolen from his doorstep – all in the past two weeks.

Ugly politics, from on high to down low: Editor's Notebook

What to make of this election? Forget Trump-Clinton – look no further than our own local races for some uncharacteristic finger-pointing and accusatory tones.

The Town Crier elected, pardon the expression, to stay on the sidelines and not report on the back-and-forth that reared its ugly head most notably in the races for Los Altos City Council and the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees. Filling our space with unfounded accusations would not be responsible journalism, in my opinion.

Poké man

My good friend Mike Quigley, a Los Altos resident, is the chief marketing officer of Niantic, the company that developed the Pokémon Go application that seemingly took over the world upon its launch July 6. The game had half a billion downloads its first two months and became the biggest mobile game launch of all time.

Letters to the Editor

Return ground track to original position

Thank you for the Oct. 26 article “Airplane noise committee offers proposals for relief,” which pointed out that the “12-member committee remained neutral on the most controversial mitigation proposal – moving the ground track back to the original position prior to March 2015.”

The committee report cites this reason: “(T)he FAA has repeatedly indicated that changes to the San Francisco Bay Area airspace pursuant to NextGen are not reversible. The FAA has repeatedly advised the Committee that the 2012 federal legislation reauthorizing the FAA required the FAA to adopt and use advanced technology to modernize the air transport system.”

Good advice: Haugh About That?

Thrusting the ticket in my face, the grumpy highway patrolman growled over my expired license plate.

A summary of Town Crier endorsements: Election 2016

Los Altos City Council (3 seats)

Neysa Fligor


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