Editorial: Black Lives Matter – what’s next?

Last month, millions of protesters marched all over the world – including in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View – calling for an end to systemic racism and for police reform. The brutal May 30 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked a long-overdue response.

Editorial: They don’t care about small businesses

Last Thursday, the Los Altos Hills City Council showed its disdain and lack of concern for the small businesses in Los Altos that are struggling through this pandemic.

They voted unanimously to contribute $5,000 to the Los Altos Small Business Relief Fund. The city of Los Altos started the fund with $250,000 and asked Los Altos Hills to match it.

Editorial: Nonprofits on the front line

What does it mean to be a nonprofit? Ultimately, it implies that such an organization is motivated by a goal for a greater good than making money.

Many local nonprofit groups are providing a big boost to those hurt by the COVID-19 shutdown. While our health-care workers deserve every bit of the praise they are receiving for their role in the coronavirus fight, nonprofits are doing important work on the front line as well.

Editorial: Locals rising to the challenge

The coronavirus pandemic has some of us thinking, “This just can’t be happening.” But it is.

Still, optimism abounds. Los Altos residents are finding reasons to smile and stay grounded. They’re channeling anxiety into action and looking to help those less fortunate.

Editorial: Coronavirus keys: Clean, isolate, don't panic

Is the coronavirus our greatest global challenge for survival since World War II?

Everywhere you look, from the major cities to small-town Los Altos, people are hunkering down at home and employing “social distancing” as the coronavirus continues to spread. World financial markets and small businesses alike are breaking under the weight of a virus unseen by the human eye.

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