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Other Voices: The death of a village

I’ve lived in the South Bay my entire 79 years. I’ve watched the valley be destroyed by “progress.”

Yes, I’m a traditionalist. I moved to Los Altos 40 years ago because it was one of the last bastions of sensible development. But it appears, in recent years, that this is changing.

Letters to the Editor

Electoral College is ‘undemocratic system’

Kurt Ayers’ letter misses the point (“Electoral College proposal reveals biases,” Jan. 18). The Electoral College vote represents the states’ votes.

By eliminating this antiquated, undemocratic system and substituting one person, one vote, the vote will represent the person who cast the vote.

Other Voices: A history of horses

Los Altos Hills is unique in its commitment to supporting equestrian activities.

The town boasts several larger equestrian facilities, including Westwind Community Barn, which is owned by the town and offers community lessons, boarding, trails and training. There’s also Fremont Hills Stables, Maple Leaf Farm and Rancho de las Reinas, where Kristen Zuraek offers western riding lessons.

Editorial: LACI plans a downtown opportunity

Members of the Los Altos City Council appear willing to work with developer Los Altos Community Investments (LACI) in its quest to build a three-story office building and convert a portion of a First Street parking plaza into a park with underground parking.

We wholeheartedly endorse both projects.

Letter to the Editor

Public property should not be up for grabs

As a longtime resident of Los Altos, I would like to respond to the proposal by a local developer for a big new construction project on First Street.

Roman holiday: No Shoes, Please

I was in Rome at Christmastime, which included a Wednesday morning during which Pope Francis held his weekly papal audience. Normally, he would be addressing the faithful in St. Peter’s Square, but during the winter months, he conducts himself on stage in a large Vatican auditorium.

The year of no fear: Haugh About That?

Arriving at the popular exercise venue SoulCycle, I noticed that the lobby was filled with young athletes dressed in fashionable Lululemon workout gear that aggressively stretched against their bulging muscles.

Realizing that I was the only person of mature status in the room, I grabbed my daughter Jenni’s arm and asked nervously, “Am I in trouble?”

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