Other Voices: Fruitful advice for persimmon thieves


Courtesy of Dave Izant
A security camera captures a suspected persimmon thief.

We live in north Los Altos and have a very prolific persimmon tree. After we used what we could and gave away what we could, my industrious wife decided to sell the rest. She offered them at a very good price and sold approximately 50 before trouble arrived at our doorstep.


Other Voices: Turning over a new leaf in 2020

 

It’s that time of year for walking along forest trails, parks, streets, the backyard or anywhere in the neighborhood. Who doesn’t enjoy kicking up piles of newly fallen foliage and hearing the crunching, crackling sound made by dried leaves or the schhlurpp of the wet ones?

Letters to the Editor, Alzheimer's, elections

Experimental drug may treat Alzheimer’s

Over 5 million people in the United States alone suffer from the deteriorating effects of Alz- heimer’s disease. The majority of people know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Letters to the Editor, underground utilities, Loyola Corners

Recognition spotlights Bring Me A Book

We are so proud of the article you published about Bring Me A Book that we shared it with our board, donors and friends (“Local group wins award from Library of Congress,” Nov. 20).

Many readers had a connection to the article because you included how we support early literacy, engage E3 Youth Philanthropy volunteers, partner with the Family Engagement Institute at Foothill College and receive support from Los Altos Community Foundation. We appreciate that you referenced our book lists and encouraged people to visit our website for more information.

Editorial : Not this year, but parade will go on

Bad weather led to the first-ever cancellation of the downtown Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade Dec. 1.

Obviously, everyone’s disappointed, from the parade organizers to the thousands of young children who were looking forward to their storybook characters coming to life.

Editorial: Final thumbs for the year

It’s nearing the end of 2019, and we have our thumbs ready for takes on the most recent local news developments.

Thumbs-up: To the Los Altos School District for finalizing its 10th-site purchase. The complex deal for the 11.65-acre site in the high-density San Antonio area of Mountain View is a huge win for the district – as it currently stands, the district is paying less than $28 million of the $155 million purchase price, with the city of Mountain View (which gets park space) and developers paying the rest. Construction is still years out, and it hasn’t been decided which school will occupy the site. But it’s a certainty that local students will benefit from it.

Editorial: Put a time limit on this council

Congratulations are in order for Jan Pepper, now beginning her second one-year stint as Los Altos mayor. Pepper previously served as mayor in 2015.

She will now preside over a city council that is well intentioned but could stand to improve its efficiency. Meetings have been dragging on and on. We have a suggestion.


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