From the Mayor's Desk: Los Altos citizen efforts take root

In the last few years as I have served on the Los Altos City Council, and now as I serve as mayor, one of the most satisfying parts of the job to me has been working with so many engaged residents. I’m proud that people in our city have been willing to persist in their goals to work with their neighbors to help make Los Altos a better place.


Letters to the Editor - Week of July 3

LAH council draws dissent on pathways, GreenWaste

After attending the Los Altos Hills City Council meeting June 20, I had two observations.

First, I was shocked that the pathway completion on Summerhill Avenue was not completed in the 13 years we lived off of Summerhill, nor in the five years since. The starts and stops in the paths along Summerhill force residents to just walk in what is a very busy street with several blind curves. Had a safe pathway existed, our children could have walked to school. Yet, instead of placing priority on a pathway that is unanimously desired and so sorely needed for the safety of residents, the town is arguing over a path on Robleda Road that is not only redundant, but requires a $50,000 feasibility study to determine whether it can even be constructed. What is wrong with this picture?

Other Voices: BCS, LASD forum didn't tell entire story

 

The Los Altos Women’s Caucus and others hosted a forum June 4 in an attempt to establish facts about Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District.

A Piece of My Mind: Ceremonies

 

I had the good fortune to be among the 12,000-plus invited guests at the 75th anniversary ceremonies commemorating the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Haugh About That?: In her last Town Crier column, Jackie Madden Haugh offers thanks

“Hi, Jackie, this is Bruce Barton of the Los Altos Town Crier. I want to talk to you about this piece you just wrote.”

The year was 2010. My first book, “My Life in a Tutu,” had recently been published and for some strange reason, the powers that be at the Relay For Life cancer fundraiser thought I could do the marketing for the cause. I’d never done something like this before and I wasn’t sure I was up to the task. Hearing his voice, my stomach immediately churned, for I was sure he hated it and wanted a redo. Self-esteem has never been strong on my list of accomplishments.

Editorial: TC thumb-ers in the summer

Summer 2019 is here, and, of course, we’re all thumbs.

• Thumbs-up: To the actual start of work on a new Hillview Communty Center. Demolition and construction will soon begin on a 24,500-square-foot, $34.7 million center to replace old, run-down facilities that formerly housed an elementary school many years ago. Estimated time for completion is December 2020. After decades of talking about it, Los Altos is finally getting something done.

Letters to the Editor - Week of June 19

Student pinpoints dangerous intersection

My name is Alex and I am 14 years old. I am writing to you to tell you my feelings about the Fallen Leaf Lane/Homestead Road intersection.

I live on Fallen Leaf Lane and I use this intersection every day. It is not safe whatsoever. There aren’t lights. There are only things that flash on the ground and on a sign when a person tries to use the crosswalk.


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