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Letters to the Editor

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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MVLA superintendent refutes Latino statistic

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District is proud of the accomplishments of its Latino students and the support that our staff provides them.

In the Oct. 1 Town Crier, MVLA Board of Trustees candidate Doug Moore claimed that there have been no Latino students admitted to Stanford University since 2006.

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Still waiting for details on bond measure

Most of our community is still waiting for more details on Measure N. Los Altos School District trustees, you are accountable to the voters, and unless I know more about the details, I am being forced to vote no. You ask for blind trust, and I can’t give it.

Shed some light on how you plan to address growth, Bullis Charter School, north of El Camino, middle-school configurations and site locations. Only then can I make an informed decision. Absent that, only a fool would give you a $150 million blank check in November.

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Los Gatos proves model for downtown Los Altos

My husband and I recently decided to go to a movie playing in Los Gatos. We arrived early enough that we had a little time to walk around. We bought a sandwich and took it to the small park at the corner of Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue.

After our lunch, we walked over to the newly renovated Los Gatos Theatre. The classy renovation has created a beautiful environment in which to enjoy a movie. After the movie, we strolled over to one of the many nearby restaurants to have a drink and an early dinner. Shoppers filled the streets; the restaurants were crowded with diners.

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Relocating Singer bust to museum a bad move

I am upset that the Los Altos City Council voted to move the bust of Walter Singer from its place of prominence in the Community Plaza to an out-of-the-way spot at the Los Altos History Museum.

The only art connected to our history as a community is the Singer bust. The traditional function of public art has been to educate the public about the history and heroes of our past. Let us not forget Walter Singer.

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Parents don’t necessarily make better trustees

Regarding your Aug. 27 article, “A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board,” I offer a couple of observations and some background.

Our son attended Mountain View High School from 2005-2009 – a good student academically, played sports and did not get into trouble (at least none that his father and I found out about).

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Los Altos should honor horses’ legal rights

When Los Altos was incorporated, there were five stables within town limits. The city council, dominated by realtors and developers, kicked the horses out and banned them from the streets because they didn’t fit with their “bedroom community” fantasy. The town of Los Altos Hills incorporated shortly thereafter in order to preserve their right to keep horses.

However, what the city of Los Altos failed to notice when it passed the ban on horses on roads is that such a ban is a violation of the state vehicle code. The law has no ground to stand on.

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