Letters to the Editor, Friends of the Library

Friends of Library makes clarifications

I very much appreciate Friends of the Library of Los Altos receiving such extensive coverage in the Town Crier (“Friends of the Library asks to stay at civic center after committee fails to agree on long-term plan,” Jan. 1). However, I need to correct some errors and misleading statements.

The Friends of the Library Executive Board proposed two storage sheds (500 square feet) and a 24-foot-by-40-foot portable classroom (960 square feet) placed between the police station and the Los Altos History Museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House. City staff recommended two sheds. The Los Altos City Council permitted two sheds in the requested space plus a 660-square-foot portable next to the Hillview Soccer Field – all paid for by Friends of the Library.


Other Voices: The evolution of the Los Altos History Museum

 

I was recently asked, “How did the Los Altos History Museum get land in the middle of the civic center?” This is a very relevant question amid all the happenings on the civic center campus.

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.

Letters to the Editor, natural gas, Zimbabwe run thank-you

All-electric systems not dependable – yet

I just finished reading the Town Crier’s Dec. 25 letter to the editor, “LA council: Revisit ban on natural gas.”

City officials, please listen up! You do not want to ban natural gas from stoves, water heaters or heating –yet.

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?

From the Mayor's Desk: Seven areas of focus for Los Altos

I was looking over my goals when I first ran for Los Altos City Council in 2012 and again in 2016. What did I recognize as problems, and where did I want to focus my energy? And what has been accomplished since then? I will touch on seven areas.

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.


Submit a Letter to the Editor

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 bruceb@latc.com. 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.

You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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