Editorial: Council needs to build back trust

We would like to think Los Altos City Council members Anita Enander and Lynette Lee Eng learned a valuable lesson at the Feb. 9 council meeting: Do not go rogue and ignore the will of the council majority. As part of a legislative body, there are norms to follow.

Other Voices: Educational foundation helps keep students engaged

My two teenagers, though faced with all the disappointments, cancellations and restrictions of our COVID times, have individual passions that have sustained and motivated them – a saving grace this past year. My Los Altos High School sophomore son, combining his love of art, music and history, has built a beautiful, functional clavichord (historical keyed wooden instrument) and is now creating a harpsichord. While my St. Francis High freshman daughter has not played competitive basketball for 11 months, she continues to spend hours shooting hoops and practicing drills in our driveway. These passion projects give my kids something to look forward to every day – every day that they aren’t seeing friends and participating in traditional high school events and activities as we stick close to home.

Letters to the Editor: Affordable housing, small business support

Affordable housing: The right thing to do

Re: “Local officials discuss Los Altos’ first all-affordable housing project” (Feb. 2):

Letters to the Editor: Teacher vaccinations, uplifting articles

Leaders applaud teacher vaccination

We applaud Santa Clara County’s decision to start vaccinating all teachers and school staff!

Letters to the Editor: Pandemic, RHNA, affordable housing

What will we tell kids about pandemic?

I have been thinking a lot about how our young people will judge us when they look back on how we responded to this pandemic.

Other Voices: Instead of the old Halsey House, how about a new nature center?

As a neighbor who lives within a few hundred yards of Redwood Grove and the Halsey House, I have followed the issue of renovating the Halsey House and caring for the beautiful and unique Redwood Grove Nature Preserve for years.

Other Voices: We can’t afford our hometown

When the next Housing Element cycle ends, I’ll be 35 and most of my friends will be married, looking for a home to settle down in. Los Altos’ next Housing Element will decide whether any of us can settle down in our hometown.

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