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Letters to the Editor

Let’s move on: City needs new ideas

Since reading the Town Crier’s Sept. 28 interviews with the Los Altos City Council candidates, I have been pondering why the city continues to debate the Hillview Community Center and the “future of downtown Los Altos.” These issues and school funding seem to be the only things that get discussed in our community.

Measure A (to rebuild Hillview Community Center) was defeated by a 71-29 percent margin last year. The downtown continues to grow modestly and is well on its way to continuing its growth path. These issues don’t need a lot of further debate. Isn’t it time to move on?


Come back: The Villaj Idiut

Rain.

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.

Editorial: Ahrens, Casas, Landsberger for Foothill-De Anza board

Not enough good things can be said about the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. It has consistently ranked at or near the top of the best community colleges statewide. The district has been a godsend for those on a budget, looking to start a new career or transfer to a four-year university.

The district is not without its challenges. Enrollment is down while the economy is up. Those wishing to take an occasional class in yoga or piano – some say a big part of the “community” in community colleges – are all but restricted now. Facilities continue to be a challenge, and the area’s high cost of living impedes teacher hiring.

Immigrants in our nation's capital: A Piece of My Mind

One of our leading politicos has gotten a lot of publicity in the past months by characterizing a group of immigrants to this country as “rapists,” “thieves” and “drug dealers.” Since my great-grandmother came from Australia, where the first white immigrants were transported convicts – rapists, thieves and drug dealers – I am a bit sensitive on the subject. So on my recent trip to Washington, D.C., I paid particular interest to the impact of immigrants to our nation’s capital.

After a long day of exploring the National Mall, the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Museum of the American Indian, we welcomed an easy walk across the street from our hotel to the Cafe Park, sitting outside under the umbrellas fronting Pennsylvania Avenue, where we could people-watch. By the time we had begun to check out the menu, the humidity had devolved into a gentle rain, but we stayed out under our umbrellas as the air turned cool and fresh.

Letter to the Editor

Fake spider webs present hidden dangers

I am a fourth-grade student at Bullis Charter School.

Last Halloween, our family decorated our garden with fake spider webs.

Raschke for LASD board: Editorial

Two competent and capable newcomers are seeking the two-year seat Nov. 8 on the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees. The seat became available when trustee Tammy Logan resigned earlier this year.

We give Tanya Raschke the edge in the race for this seat.


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