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Haugh About That?: On being modern

As I opened the box with a picture of a half-eaten apple, excitement surged. Soon my life would have speed and efficiency.

My current laptop was old, tired and moving at a snail’s pace. Like that cliche known as a midlife crisis, I needed a younger, newer model to make me feel alive again. But as I turned it on, my joy quickly dissipated. The internet connection in my new apartment was not recognizing the password and wouldn’t allow me to change it on my own. I needed help.


Editorial: The dog days of August – thumbs-up

In the wake of recent events, we’re all thumbs.

Thumbs-up: To Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos. The agency, helping those in need since 1957, recently partnered with the city of Mountain View to serve the area’s growing homeless population. Now, in the wake of CSA’s 60th anniversary celebration last Saturday, CSA’s help is needed more than ever.

The Villaj Idiut: Puppet master

Is it just me, or does it feel eerily like the United States has become the world’s largest puppet, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is backstage cheerily pulling string after string for his own amusement and benefit?

One of the kicks I now get as a former journalist is, when I read a sourced story, to try to figure out who the source (or, in the parlance of the Trump administration, “leaker”) is.

Letters to the Editor

LACI dangling carrot to build ‘monster’

May I just throw yet another question out there about the proposed new office building and Green on First Street?

As I walk around town, I ponder anew exactly what “benefits” Los Altos Community Investments is so keen to bring to the city?

Letters to the Editor: Los Altos a destination for the 'lucky'

LOS ALTOS A DESTINATION FOR ‘LUCKY,’ WEALTHY

Thank you for publishing Asher Kohn’s goodbye letter to Los Altos (“Can you help keep people like me in Los Altos?” July 26). He simply doesn’t understand what Los Altos is.

Other Voices: Bike garb

More pedal power to anyone who hops on their favorite two-wheeler and takes off down the highways and byways of Northern California or the mean streets of Los Altos. I have no idea how anyone actually completes the Tour de France, let alone the Tour de Grocery Store.

It seems to me that recreational cycling is a much better way to get around the Bay Area while doing your part to squelch the petro-burning damage done every time the key turns in your gas-guzzler. Cardiovascular conditioning is one positive that comes from those uphill climbs. Putting more muscle on the legs makes for quicker breakaways from your local Peloton and elicits the occasional wolf whistle.

Other Voices: Building a bridge from Hillview to downtown

 

Having been a resident of Los Altos for 34 years and a former partner in a thriving bar and grill in the late 1980s, I believe that I have a good feel for living near the epicenter of downtown and Hillview Community Center. Over the years, I have given a tremendous amount of thought to a number of solutions to make Los Altos an outstanding place to live and visit.


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.

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