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The year of no fear: Haugh About That?

Arriving at the popular exercise venue SoulCycle, I noticed that the lobby was filled with young athletes dressed in fashionable Lululemon workout gear that aggressively stretched against their bulging muscles.

Realizing that I was the only person of mature status in the room, I grabbed my daughter Jenni’s arm and asked nervously, “Am I in trouble?”


An 'Arrival' in Los Altos: Editor's Notebook


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Our brave photographer managed to take this shot of the alien ship at the corner of El Monte Avenue and Springer Road. Surely, its invisible occupants are up to no good.

I had just seen the recent blockbuster film “Arrival,” a story about 12 giant black olives that appear in various parts of the world, hovering just off the ground. The film stars Amy Adams as a linguist who figures out how to communicate with the alien visitors inside the olives.

It was with this in mind that I came across our own “Arrival” in Los Altos: a glowing, white object standing in the otherwise tranquil mini-park at the El Monte Avenue and Springer Road intersection.

Other Voices: On parking and parks

It is great to see discussions started regarding downtown parking/restriping and a proposed new downtown park. It’s a good way to help kick-start our downtown visioning process.

The various responses clearly indicate that we need to gain knowledge about such proposals before asserting whether or not such proposals have merit. For example, restriping downtown parking lots would offer multiple benefits:

Letters to the Editor

Rest in peace, Dr. Hardy Jones

We lost a true Los Altos icon and a man of great warmth, artistic talent, intelligence, love and, definitely (beyond a shadow of a doubt), a positive attitude that was unmatched. Dr. Hardy Jones passed away Dec. 28 with, according to his wife, Jane, a smile on his face, sipping a glass of wine and surrounded by family.

Hardy always had an expression: “Today is a great day.” It was a pleasure beyond all doubt being Hardy’s friend and neighbor for more than 40 years. Every day when I look in my yard and see sculptures of our sawtooth crocodile, our kitty cat and, especially, a sculpture of “Retirement” man done by Hardy for my husband, Bill, upon his retirement, I will always think of Hardy.

Letters to the Editor

Accusation of atheism ‘mean-spirited’ bullying

May I remind William F. Moniz concerning his truly mean-spirited diatribe in the Dec. 21 Town Crier (“No sympathy for the politically correct”) that it may be that (to quote his exact words): “This is and always has been a Christian country,” but it must also be added that we have always been a country of immigrants who came “yearning to be free.”

Exercising that freedom is exactly what each one of us has been blessed to pursue.

The Villaj Idiut: Mined games

This is a story about obsession.

It is a story about anger and justice and revenge and righteousness and arrogance and hubris and criminality. It is all that. That is true.

A short checklist for 2017: Editorial

A new year brings a new start, and a new to-do list. We have some specific goals in mind for our local leaders:

• Los Altos Civic Center. Let’s get this problem solved once and for all. Whether or not it’s a scaled-down alternative in the wake of big plans residents emphatically voted down in 2015, most agree that the aging, sorry facilities currently at Hillview must go. The city council should tackle this issue head-on in 2017.


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