01232018Tue
Last updateTue, 23 Jan 2018 4pm

Haugh About That?: Miracles happen

 

As I walked the hospice doctor to the front door, a question burned inside. Dad was entering the final phase of his life, and he’d recently announced that he planned to walk again. Because he hadn’t moved his legs in more than seven years, I suffered over the impossibility.


Editorial: A shout-out to Hillview Task Force

The 11-member Hillview Community Center Project Task Force is nearing the end of a five-month process for bringing into focus plans for a rebuilt community center.

Task force members should be proud of what they’ve accomplished. Starting with a general budget number of $25 million and little else, the group has successfully processed all kinds of community input, both in person and online, and brought on an excellent architect.

The Villaj Idiut: The joys - and stresses - of yoga

I have a confession to make: I do yoga. Hot yoga.

Yoga is a hilarious paradox. While it is supposed to be the most spiritual, existential, philosophical discipline there is, it is also shockingly stressful.

Letters to the Editor

Let’s focus on Los Altos’ positives

In response to the notion that Los Altos is a sleepy downtown village lacking vibrancy (“How to make Los Altos a destination,” Nov. 1), this is what we do have: the Festival of Lights Parade, the Kiwanis Pet Parade, the Los Altos High School homecoming parade, the Rotary Club’s Fine Art in the Park, the Arts & Wine Festival, the Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween window painting, Halloween candy hand-outs at shops, the Fall Festival, the Corvette car show, First Fridays and summer music in Shoup Park and at Hillview Community Center.

Within walking distance, we have a post office, a public library, a charming theater, a history museum, a variety of restaurants, two wine-tasting rooms, a drugstore, two grocery markets, gift shops, a florist, a stationery shop, a game shop for the kids and more.

Letters to the Editor

End of LACI project a ‘missed opportunity’

I’m saddened to read the Town Crier article about the First Street office-park project by Los Altos Community Investments being halted (“First Street office-park project abruptly halted – reaction mixed,” Oct. 18).

Other Voices: The flag is a symbol, but some symbols matter

 

I read the Oct. 25 “No Shoes, Please” column by Grace Acosta reiterating views that have been propagated in news reports and op-ed pieces for many months: professional athletes sitting or kneeling for the national anthem and presentation of the colors. She claims it is a legitimate use of First Amendment rights and an appropriate forum and method to draw attention to current American social issues.

Other Voices: What went wrong with the First Street Green

Several residents of Los Altos have expressed disappointment about Los Altos Community Investments’ withdrawal of the First Street Green project.

There is a feeling that the city, community and/or council were putting unreasonable obstacles to the project. This is a misunderstanding about what happened that we would like to clear up.


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. 

Schools »

Schools
Read More

Sports »

sports
Read More

People »

people
Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

photoshelter
Browse and buy photos