Letters to the Editor

Persky recall is a ‘witch hunt’

In her Feb. 28 letter (“Recall sends message for fair judicial system”), Mariam Ghazvini implies that Judge Aaron Persky’s empathy does not extend to us all.

What is her basis for such an assertion? Has she studied the many opinions he has rendered over the years?

Editor's Notebook: Survey says – Town Crier No. 1 source for local info:

After a few years at daily newspapers, I had the opportunity to join the Town Crier, a weekly, in 1993. In addition to working with a classy group of people, I was interested in returning to a weekly, where the editorial staff performs a variety of tasks as opposed to the more limited roles on dailies.

Other Voices: The only antidote to more Parklands

We can be horrified at the Parkland massacre. We can be outraged. We can be sickened. But we can no longer honestly be surprised. Can we?

The shootings in Florida are of the same ilk as the ones in Aurora and at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Columbine and all the rest: a young man full of anger, heavily armed, with nothing but despair in his heart.

The Villaj Idiut: #IWonder about #MeToo

I was hesitant to even pursue writing this column, given its delicate nature and the fact that I’m, well, male.

But the Town Crier is paying me exorbitant wages to have an opinion, so I figured, what the hell, may as well dive into the Me Too topic.

A Piece of My Mind: After 35 years, Title IX still making waves

I had scattered some literature about the goals of our women’s group around our meeting table. The youngest and newest member of the group picked up a card and read it aloud: “We love Title IX – Fair play on and off the court.”

She looked at me in surprise. “Are we still talking about that? Look at the coverage the women’s basketball and volleyball teams get at Stanford. Isn’t the Title IX thing a battle that has been won?”

Letters to the Editor

LASD should disable solar-panel lights

I commend the Town Crier for covering the story about the new parking lot lights under the solar structures at Los Altos School District schools (“Blindsided by new lights at LASD schools,” Feb. 21).

It is my understanding these lights and the impact they have created were overlooked by the district’s board of trustees and administrators when this solar project was initially considered.

Letters to the Editor

FAA should retain BSR flight path

Hopefully you have noticed a substantial reduction in jet noise over the last week or so. Not perfect, but a lot better.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration made a programming error that “forced” them to return to the original flight path, BIG SUR (BSR), which gave us quiet jet traffic for more than 40 years. This is the flight path our representatives, and the FAA, agreed to shift back to. Unfortunately, the FAA plans to fix the glitch and shift us back to the noisy SERFR flight path. This is scheduled for March or April.

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