Other Voices: What’s good for business is good for residents

There has been a recurring theme in the community that three Los Altos City Council candidates (Lynette Lee Eng, Scott Spielman and Terri Couture) are “resident-centric,” while three others (Sally Meadows, Kuljeet Kalkat and Jonathan Weinberg) will be beholden to developers.


Other Voices: How props 15, 19 may affect tax and estate planning

This article is not intended to be tax advice. Readers should contact their personal tax adviser regarding their specific circumstances. The following is intended to be an overview of state propositions 15 and 19 for educational purposes.

Other Voices: There’s nothing wrong with special interests

Special interests. Secrecy. Who is really running things? Those buzz words abound in our election discussions. They are not very useful.

Let’s look to the future – and correct information – when talking reach codes

In his recent column, Andy Staatz misses the main point of reach codes (“Reach codes: Breaking down the data reveals some surprises,” Aug. 26). Reach codes are about the future, not the present or the past. Homes built today will last 50 or more years, and it is important that they be designed to take into account the projected changes for that future.

Other Voices: Los Altos Hills County Fire District – the case against consolidation

During a firestorm, it is unpleasant to disagree with one’s firefighters, but Adam Cosner’s and Brent White’s assertions in their recent news release about the Los Altos Hills County Fire District are too false and misleading to let stand unanswered.


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