Editorial: We want to hear from you

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier

Here at the Town Crier, our goal for more than 70 years hasn’t changed. We want to be your source for accurate community news that helps you know what’s going on around you.

As we strive to cover more of what’s happening at our city halls and school district offices, in our classrooms and on our athletic fields, we need your help. In addition to the weekly newspaper, we are trying to get timely news out to readers via our weekly email alerts and website, along with Facebook and Twitter.

While we get great support from our advertisers and paid subscribers, we are aware that many members of our community benefit from our hard work at our expense. So we are looking into various ways to get the community more involved in helping us not just survive, but thrive in a climate where other media outlets are disappearing. To do that, we need your help.

We have created a reader survey we would like you to complete. Click here to view it or scroll down to the bottom of this story. Readers will have the opportunity to take the survey throughout the month – it will appear on our website and Facebook page, in addition to the weekly print edition.

Along the way, we hope to make it fun: Next week, April 11, the survey will be accompanied by a coloring contest and will include a drawing for free ice cream; the April 18 issue will feature a special Town Crier-themed crossword and the chance to win a free one-year subscription or renewal; and the April 25 issue will include a special Sidewalk Interview, along with the opportunity to win free community advertising space.

The Town Crier is a for-profit business – it receives no government or foundation grants. But its product is unique – serving the community through storytelling based on truth, accuracy and fairness. We strive every week to present the most relevant news and information that you will most benefit from. It’s no wonder some of our readers think of us as a nonprofit enterprise.

The Town Crier has always been a strong partner with residents in building such a tight-knit community. We would like that partnership to continue, and even to grow. So help us help you – please participate in our survey. Thank you in advance.

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Submit a Letter to the Editor

The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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