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Letters to the Editor

Foothill thanks Rotary for support for vets

The Foothill College Veterans Resource Center’s open house Oct. 30 was spectacularly successful, thanks to the spirit and dedication of the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

Foothill College cares deeply for our veterans and could not provide the range and quality of services we do without the generosity of Rotarians and the Los Altos community. Their contributions have provided book vouchers, smartpens, laptops for loan and scholarships that have often been the tipping point for veterans remaining in school and successfully completing their educational objectives.

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Voters say: Advantage LASD

Some clear signals just emerged from our recent murky election.

First on Measure N: The community’s commitment to educational investment managed to outweigh its fear that Bullis Charter School will disproportionately grab those funds at the expense of the rest of our schools. As a Los Altos School District parent, that point was central to every conversation I’ve heard on the topic.

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Photo promotes ‘fabricated’ event

The Town Crier’s Oct. 15 “Peek into the Past” photo from 1976 of horsemen celebrating “the bicentennial of the de Anza expedition of 1776” actually documents fabricated history.

While the de Anza expedition did arrive in Northern California in 1776, the same year the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed, the group did not pass through Los Altos Hills.

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Tree removal should require notification

Recently, when a developer wanted to remove five beautiful Douglas fir trees, my neighbors and I discovered how tree removal occurs in Los Altos.

Although there is no requirement to notify nearby homeowners, luckily the developer was gracious enough to do so. We called in another arborist, who determined that the trees could be saved.

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Huttlinger urges ‘yes’ vote on Measure N

The Huttlinger Alliance for Education urges a “yes” vote on Measure N to fund the facilities needed to support the increasing enrollment in our public schools.

The Alliance was formed in 2012 when a joint Los Altos School District/Bullis Charter School plan proposed closing a district school to accommodate Bullis Charter School. Since then, the district has gathered data, explored options and set priorities with groups – with teachers, parents, administrators, Bullis Charter School and residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View represented.

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Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: Needless to say, the neutral position the Town Crier took last week on Measure N elicited some passionate responses. A sampling follows.

Rethinking Measure N

The Town Crier’s nonendorsement of Measure N should be rethought. The decision quotes the views of a few loud extremists.

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School lunches leave kids hungry

I could not read the guest opinion about the new school hot-lunch program without commenting (“School lunch: Opportunity to improve health, academics,” Sept. 17).

As one of the many PTA volunteers who dedicate countless hours to running the hot-lunch program, I would like to offer another perspective of the menu changes instituted this year.

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