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Orlando: No Shoes, Please

Last week I watched an interview with six surgeons who had cared for the wounded and dying in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, during which gunman Omar Mateen shot approximately 100 people.

One doctor noted that assault weapons such as the one used by Mateen fire bigger bullets faster than handguns or civilian-type firearms. The resulting wounds inflicted are worse, the tissue damage more extensive.


Letters to the Editor

Land purchase is best option for school district

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees made a decision to pursue the purchase of an additional school site at its June 13 board meeting.

While we are excited about the possibilities for an innovative new school on this site, the purchase is not yet final. Rather, the board’s decision is to formally pursue a purchase. If negotiations are successful, the board will review and vote on a term sheet at the end of June, at which time the major terms would be made public. We would then have an extended period of time – the contingency period – wherein we would seek community input and perform our due diligence. At the end of the process, the final binding purchase decision would be made by the board.

The summer solstice: Other Voices

 

How does dinner al fresco sound? The potentially most sun-soaked day of the year is nearly here.

Land purchase the best LASD solution: Editorial

Los Altos School District trustees were expected Monday night to sign off on the purchase of a property at 5150 El Camino Real in Los Altos. The 4-acre site is being eyed as the new location for Bullis Charter School and its 900 students.

The action caps a frustrating 18-month search by district officials to find suitable property in one of the most expensive regions in the country. The high cost of land limits the district to purchasing one site when two would be ideal, despite access to $150 million under the Measure N bond, approved by voters in 2014.

Letters to the Editor

Bring Singer bust back to its ‘rightful’ place

It is a shame that the bust of our beloved “Mr. Los Altos,” Walter Singer, has been relegated to a dusty storage warehouse.

We don’t know why it was taken away. The longer it is gone, the more people will forget his outstanding contributions to our community.

Little white lies: Haugh About That?

As the tall silver fox from Sausalito chatted on, I found my breath taken away. It isn’t often I meet a handsome stranger at a Sharks game, but as the fans began to scream, we knew it was time to go inside. Saying goodbye, we exchanged business cards with the promise to meet again.

For the next several days, we flirted via text and email.

The days go by slowly, but the years went by fast: The Villaj Idiut

He is surly and prickly and abrupt – and his students love him.

He is loud and boisterous and demanding – and the parents of his students love him.


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