Election 2018: Paid Political Endorsement Letters - Week of Oct. 17

Bremeau: Dedication to community

Dear fellow Los Altans,

Over the last few years we’ve been impressed with Nancy Bremeau’s dedication to our community.

Letters to the Editor: Week of Oct. 17

Measure C would enhance what makes LA great

Los Altos has a bit of “country” living – no sidewalks or streetlights installed by the city. I have always loved that I can see the Milky Way on evening walks in the summer.

The amazing growth in Silicon Valley threatens to overwhelm the charm of Los Altos, and many residents sense that if they don’t do something, our hometown will be swept into the jaws of overdevelopment. Mountain View and Palo Alto “made a deal with the devil” in allowing unfettered commercial development and now are being Manhattanized with little that residents can control.

Editorial: Tankha, Tyson for LAH council

Los Altos Hills is – and will continue to be – one of the most expensive places to live on the planet. According to Zillow, the median home value is in the $5 million range, with that figure up a whopping 13.8 percent over the previous year.

But to quote a familiar refrain, you get what you pay for: a quiet, rural, idyllic community with scenic foothills, only a short commute from Facebook and Google; a place with 1-acre lot minimums, low crime, friendly neighbors and even the occasional horse.

Other Voices: The double-talk ordinances

In July, the Los Altos City Council passed two ordinances that will affect the look of our town more than anything we have ever seen or imagined. Over time, they will transform the city. They permit two houses to be built on each lot, one of them a rental as close as 5 feet to the rear fence.

Candidates for city council should state whether they support the ordinances or, if elected, will rescind them. Here’s what has happened.

Election 2018 – Paid Political Endorsement Letters

Ting: Ideal candidate for El Camino board

I have known Dr. George Ting, candidate for the El Camino Hospital Healthcare District Board of Directors, for more than 25 years from two quite different perspectives.

First, Dr. Ting represented the hospital and medical staff in overseeing the medical information system jointly developed with Lockheed, and later Technicon – the first of its kind in the world – where I had led the Lockheed/Technicon team.

Haugh About That?: Life as a minimalist

Walking into my apartment, exhausted after a long day of negotiations on my recent listing in Los Altos, I stopped and looked around at the tiny space I called home. Just a year ago, I sold my beautiful five-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot home – filled with memories and pictures of my four kids on every wall – and downsized to what felt like a 780-square-foot closet. My first thought was, “I should be crying over this change.” Instead, I smiled.

Editorial: 3 excellent candidates recommended for 2 seats on Los Altos council

Five candidates are running for two open seats on the Los Altos City Council in the Nov. 6 election. Two essentially want to preserve the status quo – nothing wrong with that, because Los Altos is already a great community. But like it or not, change is coming, and we need council members with the vision to plan wisely.

We see three candidates who want to make a great community even better – they have identified ways we can improve our quality of life, in the near future and for generations to come.

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