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Dispute resolution services help neighbors mend fences: Other Voices

It is generally estimated that 42 percent of Americans say that they have been involved in a dispute with their neighbors at one time or another. Using your local dispute resolution service is a no-cost, confidential and easy-access way to resolve these types of concerns.

The following is a typical scenario that our Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services (LADRS) program sees between neighbors in conflict.

Los Altos, the FAA and the pretense of modernization: Other Voices

Facts are facts. The Federal Aviation Administration must be required to address all three of the changes it made to the original Big Sur approach: The ground track, the altitudes and the concentration. And it must address the redirecting of significant traffic from elsewhere on the Peninsula to the skies over Los Altos. We are inundated from all sides.

Despite extensive PR spin, the current implementation of NextGen under which everyone is suffering actually has very little to do with the stated goals of modernization, fuel efficiency, safety and environmental responsibility. Rather, it has everything to do with increasing throughput of aircraft through the nation’s airports regardless of the consequences to the residents, including those many miles (20-60 miles or more) away from any airport.

Park days of summer: Other Voices

I am a mother raising my daughter in the same Los Altos neighborhood I was raised in, attending the same parks. What a surreal feeling. Recently the community I have spent a great portion of my life in let me down.

I had a terrible accident at a popular park in the area with my 3-year-old daughter. She’s fine now but ended up with a puncture-wound trauma to her head with stitches.

Don't shoot the messenger: Megan's Musings

Don’t shoot the messenger. Literally. Don’t shoot the messenger – me.

I recently attended – and wrote an article for this very edition about – a public safety meeting Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputies held to share tips about crime prevention with Los Altos Hills residents concerned about recent burglaries.

Downtown 4.0: Rise of the millennials: Other Voices

Nope, there’s not a new horror movie, documentary or sequel coming to your local movie theater. But an interesting issue has become increasingly important as Los Altos tries to chart a vision for its downtown and the community as a whole.

Fix logjam at Pinewood School


A key Los Altos Hills issue is the daily traffic logjam at Pinewood School. At drop-off in the morning, as many as 15-20 cars back up between 7:45 and 8 a.m.

Pinewood parents are waiting to turn into Pinewood, but the parking lot is already full. After all, it is a private high school renting a public elementary school site.

LASD, BCS join forces for parcel-tax renewal: Other Voices

The Los Altos School District is a great place to live for many reasons. Top among them, especially for families with young children, is our incredible public schools. We are deeply appreciative that our community continues to put public education at the forefront of its priorities.

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