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Teddy Bear Hunt

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I enjoyed the editorial in the April 1 Town Crier with all the thumbs-ups. I would like to add one more.

CSA leader offers update amid the coronavirus crisis

Following is an open letter to the community from Tom Myers, Los Altos resident and executive director of Community Service Agency, a nonprofit social services agency serving Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

While these are incredibly trying times for all of us, I am blown away by the generosity and spirit of our community, the heroics of our staff and volunteers, and the breathtaking intensity of sudden need among the most vulnerable residents of our community. I want to update you on how this ever-evolving situation has affected CSA, as well as critical client needs.

Editorial: Locals rising to the challenge

The coronavirus pandemic has some of us thinking, “This just can’t be happening.” But it is.

Still, optimism abounds. Los Altos residents are finding reasons to smile and stay grounded. They’re channeling anxiety into action and looking to help those less fortunate.

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Corporations: Help feed people in need

We face a mounting humanitarian crisis in Mountain View. Our seniors, disabled and homeless are facing hunger now at a rapidly increasing rate. Many are no longer working and have limited or no incomes. Many seniors are isolated at home and afraid to go shopping.

Our local nonprofits, such as Hope’s Corner and Community Services Agency, are working overtime trying to meet the surge in demand. Unfortunately, they are limited in their ability to acquire food and prepare and distribute hot meals.

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Diesel generator sets bad precedent

The following is an open letter to the Los Altos City Council.

Editor's Notebook: Life in the age of the coronavirus

We are living in what is sure to be a historic moment in time. Every single human being on the planet is impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

It’s a formidable enemy. People can have it and show no symptoms for two weeks. Its devastation is unpredictable. Initially, the word was that it was deadly almost exclusively to older people and those with underlying conditions. While this is still predominantly true, it’s not an absolute. A young person with no underlying condition can be killed by the coronavirus. A 90-year-old nursing home patient can recover from it.

From the Mayor's Desk: Stay safe at home and make the best of it


Every day brings about a change as we see the old normal quickly disappearing and the new normal emerging. Well, it’s not a new normal, as it’s constantly changing as well.

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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