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?


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.

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.

Letters to the Editor - Week of June 12

Students: Mobilize for climate change bill

The Los Altos High students who marched for climate change are heroes and should be given the keys to the city of Mountain View. In all seriousness, today’s youth give me hope for tomorrow’s future, because they are aware, alarmed and taking action to make their voices heard.

Engaged citizen volunteers from across the U.S. are also alarmed about climate change and will be converging on Washington, D.C., Tuesday to speak with more than 500 congressional offices to gain support for a bipartisan bill: the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 763). This bill in the House of Representatives will put a price on carbon pollution resulting in a reduction of carbon emissions by 33% relative to 2015 levels within a decade, and by 90% by 2050.


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