Letters to the Editor: Masks, election debate

Thanks for wearing masks outdoors

I had an experience this morning that helped a little to restore my flagging faith in humanity. I was cycling on Miramonte Avenue when a pedestrian coming toward me said, “Thank you for wearing a mask.” It was a simple act of kindness and affirmation, unfortunately very rare these days.


Other Voices: How props 15, 19 may affect tax and estate planning

This article is not intended to be tax advice. Readers should contact their personal tax adviser regarding their specific circumstances. The following is intended to be an overview of state propositions 15 and 19 for educational purposes.

Paid political endorsement letters for Oct. 14

The Town Crier offers the option of pre-paid political endorsement letters for candidates in the Nov. 3 election.
Letters must express support for candidates – no negative opinions will be printed. Authors’ names are required for publication. Letters will be published in the order they are received, and we will accept only one letter per author per candidate per campaign.

Letters to the Editor: Schools races, LAH issues

Schools community must work together

In the Town Crier’s Oct. 7 editorial endorsing Grace Mah, I was dismayed to see the claim that “helping vulnerable populations” is not something our community needs to be concerned with. Just as bad, in the middle of a pandemic emergency, is the later insinuation that support for and from teachers is a sign of disregard for students and families.

Editorial: Thumbs-up on recent events

We’re in the stretch run of a high-profile general election season. Meanwhile, some local news events having nothing to do with the election are taking place, and they’re every bit as politically volatile as some candidates’ races. Here are our takes.

Paid political endorsement letters for Oct. 21

The Town Crier offers the option of pre-paid political endorsement letters for candidates in the Nov. 3 election.

Editorial: Dave, Faillace (or Teksler) for MVLA board

Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District officials continue to deal with the fallout from a pandemic that has kept students out of school and struggling with the dubious alternative of online learning.


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. 

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