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.


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.

Letters to the editor: Negative campaigning, candidate donations

Negative campaigning has no place in Los Altos

I was shocked and upset to see that divisive attack politics have emerged in Los Altos. It is bad enough that we are subjected to this in our national politics.

Editorial: Grace Mah for county school board

The race for a seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education pits 13-year incumbent Grace Mah against another school board veteran, Melissa Baten Caswell. Baten Caswell is finishing up her third term on the board of the Palo Alto Unified School District.

Editorial: Fraley, Lombard, Zoglin for El Camino Healthcare District board

El Camino Hospital and its satellite facilities function amid complex governance. It is a public hospital system, created by the community and overseen by a publicly elected board of directors. However, its day-to-day operations are run as a private business – El Camino is in competition for medical dollars with Stanford and Sutter Health, among others.

Silicon Folly: COVID choreography

During a recent stroll into and around town, it hit me: I was seeing an entirely new form of dance being created right in front of my mask. The brilliance of Twyla Tharp, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Alvin Ailey, Fred Astaire and Dancing Penguins popped into my mind.

Other Voices: There’s nothing wrong with special interests

Special interests. Secrecy. Who is really running things? Those buzz words abound in our election discussions. They are not very useful.


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