Sat11012014

Letters to the Editor

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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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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