2020: Silver linings abound

It’s over – the longest year ever. But there are silver linings as we look forward to 2021. We offer thoughts and thanks for the following.


New mayor touts recent city achievements, lists goals

Neysa Fligor was sworn in as Los Altos mayor for 2020-2021 Dec. 8. Following are edited remarks made at the city council meeting.

Other Voices: Observations, reflections on police task force

What is the level of professionalism, and do local police do things the right way? Answering these questions is what motivated me to serve on the Citizens’ Police Task Force appointed by the Los Altos City Council.

Letters to the Editor: Surge is serious; hypocritical politicians

Surge is serious and it's local

The COVID surge is real and it’s local, including impacting our hospitals and ICU capacity. I am writing this as one of many Los Altans who agreed to be “ambassadors” for Santa Clara County to spread the word about the seriousness of this pandemic.

Letter to the Editor: Claims of threats

Lee Eng’s ‘false claims’ validate fear

I made the decision to write this letter after watching footage from a recent Los Altos City Council meeting that I found disturbing, regarding a council leader making false claims of “threats” made against her and her family. The “threat” in question was a text sent by a Black male activist from our community questioning Councilwoman Lynette Lee Eng’s abstention from voting on a council decision.

Editorial: Shopping can be both local and safe

The current shelter-in-place restrictions were enacted to lower people’s risk of contracting COVID-19. We get that. But we also get that local businesses have been handicapped during a holiday season that they were counting on as their most profitable time of the year.

A Piece of My Mind: The point of putting up holiday lights

Setting up for Thanksgiving was difficult this year. I brought out my late mother-in-law’s harvest-red paisley tablecloth and the bin full of Thanksgiving cornucopias, fake fruit and fold-out turkeys for decorating the table. 


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