Thumbs-up: To all of the candidates and their supporters who devoted time, energy and funds to make a difference in their communities. Regardless of the election results, the strong competition for seats on the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills city councils and the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees shows a passion to get involved. The strong voter turnout proves again that this community truly cares about its future. Voter apathy? Not in Los Altos.
Thumbs-up: To newly named Los Altos Police Chief Andy Galea, and a fond farewell to outgoing chief Tuck Younis. Chief Younis, you did your job and you brought a friendly, approachable style to local law enforcement. We’re confident Chief Galea will honor your legacy.