The Villaj Idiut: Mined games

This is a story about obsession.

It is a story about anger and justice and revenge and righteousness and arrogance and hubris and criminality. It is all that. That is true.


A new start: A Piece of My Mind

I attended school for 17 formative years, so I usually think of my personal new year starting in September. The “Happy New Year” greeting in January seemed like a weak attempt to create a festivity amid the darkest time of the year, not related to when real new beginnings were happening.

No Shoes, Please: Healing massage

 

Twice a month, I get a massage from Josh, who activates a lot of healing in my body. But make no mistake: Josh is no spa date. In fact, his massages are pretty painful. He doesn’t smooth out the knots; he bludgeons them to death with inordinately strong, persistent hands. He breaks down everything: scar tissue, twisted muscles, rumpled ligaments – you name it, he will work at them with hardened fingers until previously frozen tissue becomes pliable and smooth.

A short checklist for 2017: Editorial

A new year brings a new start, and a new to-do list. We have some specific goals in mind for our local leaders:

• Los Altos Civic Center. Let’s get this problem solved once and for all. Whether or not it’s a scaled-down alternative in the wake of big plans residents emphatically voted down in 2015, most agree that the aging, sorry facilities currently at Hillview must go. The city council should tackle this issue head-on in 2017.

Letters to the Editor

Downtown park would be community asset

I am writing to express my excitement about the prospect of a permanent open space downtown, as proposed by Los Altos Community Investments (LACI).

By the time this letter is published, I hope the Los Altos City Council will have approved negotiating with LACI to construct this park.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t be offended by ‘Christmas’

The letter “Focus on Christmas excludes non-Christians” (Dec. 14) got me thinking that either political correctness has gone too far or that some people are just so easily offended.

I am an atheist and my wife is agnostic – she hasn’t quite gone to the dark side yet – but we always put up a Christmas tree and have a special dinner on Christmas Day. And we enjoy singing Christmas carols at parties we go to.

Haugh About That?: The gift you can't return

 

With my nimble fingertips ripping through the paper, I couldn’t wait to open my Christmas surprise. Mom had been alluding to it all week – how cute it was, how wonderful it would look on me and that it was the perfect color for my complexion. Throwing the paper onto the floor, I tore the box open, pushed the tissue aside, then gasped in horror.


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