Silicon Folly: Car chronicles

Car commercials, automobile ads, sellathons and four-wheeled dream machines are cramming the airwaves these days with heaps of happy families on the road to nowhere. The avalanche of extras in these new mechanical magic carpets include everything from advanced autonomics to zero-interest payments until 2029.


New mayor touts recent city achievements, lists goals

Neysa Fligor was sworn in as Los Altos mayor for 2020-2021 Dec. 8. Following are edited remarks made at the city council meeting.

From the Mayor’s Desk: A look back, a look forward

Running for Los Altos City Council back in 2012, I had many ideas of what I wanted to accomplish. My priorities were open government, a vibrant downtown and updated civic center, greater environmental sustainability, more affordable housing and safe neighborhoods.

A Piece of My Mind: The point of putting up holiday lights

Setting up for Thanksgiving was difficult this year. I brought out my late mother-in-law’s harvest-red paisley tablecloth and the bin full of Thanksgiving cornucopias, fake fruit and fold-out turkeys for decorating the table. 

A Piece of My Mind: Things have changed

Things change. Get over it.

Silicon Folly: Roll out the barrels

Editor’s Note: This column was written before outdoor dining was shutdown county-wide Sunday night – but take-away remains open, so give a nod to a lonely wine barrel as you pick up from restaurants downtown this week.

From the Mayor’s Desk: Sharing the good housing news

How about some good news? I am happy to report that at our Oct. 27 Los Altos City Council meeting, the council unanimously voted to move forward with a memorandum of understanding with Santa Clara County to build 90 units of all-affordable rental housing at 330 Distel Drive, near the El Camino Real corridor. The council agreed that 5% of these units would be reserved for extremely low-income households, 50% for very-low-income households and 45% for low-income households.


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