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Letters to the Editor: housewives, airplanes and more

Housewives deserve an apology

Frank Hughes’ May 18 “Villaj Idiut” column, “Housewives of LA,” generated quite a response. Following is a sampling of the letters the Town Crier received.

 

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Pivotal meeting addresses airplane noise

Today’s airplane noise meeting is a very important one. It is scheduled 7-9 p.m. in the Grant Park Community Center Multipurpose Room, 1575 Holt Ave., Los Altos.

Shortly, potentially within a month, the regional Select Committee will make a recommendation (or not) to the Federal Aviation Administration on how to fix the noise problem.

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LAH history should be documented

I am writing to express an alternative view to that presented in the article regarding the proposed expenditure by Los Altos Hills to expand the anthology that was begun for the town’s 60th anniversary celebration (“Hills anthology project proceeds, but with hurdles,” April 27).

While every town I know of in our area has had its history recorded in one fashion or another, it has taken Los Altos Hills a very long time to recognize the importance of its history. Because of this, we have lost opportunities to interview key people in the history of the town like Artemas Ginzton, Arthur Lachenbruch, Irma Goldsmith, Rex Gardiner and many others who were there at the beginning and shaped the town’s character.

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Reader offers traffic solutions

I am writing regarding two traffic articles from the April 13 edition.

• City of Los Altos (“Roadway cut-through, safety projects en route to completion”): So the city of Los Altos is going to spend money to do another speed-zone survey. Why bother? They won’t raise any speed limits, as the past surveys have suggested. Once again they ignore the facts presented.

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Schools situation requires juggling

It appears that the Los Altos School District, the district’s board of trustees and the city of Los Altos have worked very hard to come up with a plan for another school site, but there just isn’t enough land available to build a new site in the already-crowded North Los Altos area.

I have not been involved in any of the community meetings – I had my fill of social involvement while our children were growing up in the 1980s and ’90s. However, my husband works at Egan Junior High School, and I have given this situation a lot of thought.

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Sempervirens Fund lacks eminent domain power

I am writing to correct the misrepresentations a recent letter made about Sempervirens Fund (“Is eminent domain fair to landowners?,” March 2).

Sempervirens Fund, based in Los Altos, is California’s oldest land trust, dedicated to protecting and connecting redwood forests and other natural lands in the Santa Cruz Mountains and encouraging public enjoyment of these lands. We currently own and manage more than 10,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and take great care to ensure their responsible management, care and restoration. I am writing to correct the misstatement made about Sempervirens Fund in the letter, which erroneously stated that we have the power of eminent domain.

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Loyalty program is a great incentive

I just read about the concept of a Los Altos shopping loyalty program. What a great, innovative idea, both for our businesses and residents.

I love shopping locally and would welcome an incentive to do that even more.

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