Letters to the Editor: Which side is Los Altos on?

LAH: Reject state zoning control

Years ago, Los Altos Hills incorporated for the purpose of capturing local control over zoning for the purpose of retaining the semi-rural character of the town. With no apparent concern for residents who wish to retain local control, the idea has arisen among our political class of ramming state control over the zoning down our throats.
Under state control, our lots would be broken up into smaller ones, but for what purpose? Does this benefit the residents of the Bay Area or of California? Quite the opposite is true.

Editorial: Abe-Koga, Gutierrez, Matichak, Showalter for Mountain View City Council

After years of growth, COVID-19 has put Mountain View at a crossroads. The struggling economy has taken a toll on small businesses and left some residents struggling to keep a roof over their heads. The city has risen to the occasion, providing small business and rent relief (more than 60% of the city’s households are renters). But how this Los Altos neighbor emerges from the pandemic is anybody’s guess.

Editorial: Casas, Landsberger, Wong for FHDA board

We owe our thanks to Govind Tatachari. His entry into the race for a seat on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees means that there is a race in the Nov. 3 election. Four candidates, including three incumbents, are vying for three open seats. Having a competitive race puts appropriate public attention on the district and its issues.

Silicon Folly: Flying in the face of COVID-19

You may remember my grandfather, Jonathan Livingston Seagull. He was a worldwide literary phenomenon in the early 1970s. He and my grandmother settled down in Berkeley to join the “Free Fly Movement,” which was all the rage in the skies above the Cal campus.

Other Voices: Los Altos Hills County Fire District – the case against consolidation

During a firestorm, it is unpleasant to disagree with one’s firefighters, but Adam Cosner’s and Brent White’s assertions in their recent news release about the Los Altos Hills County Fire District are too false and misleading to let stand unanswered.

Letters to the Editor: What it takes to be an effective council member

What it takes to be effective on the council

Election season is upon us and it is easy to think – find a council candidate who supports your issue or issues and vote for them.

Letters to the editor: Fire prevention plan, bocce ball

Comprehensive fire prevention plan needed

As the unfortunate events of the last weeks have shown us, we are far from immune to the risk of wildfire.

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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 [email protected] 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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