At the April 26 Los Altos City Council meeting, Mayor Anita Enander and Councilmember Lynette Lee Eng once again put the city at risk by voting against a development project at 376 First St. that they were legally required by California law to approve despite their frequently trivial concern…
Drilling well should be illegal
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office management is in disarray. Longtime incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith is retiring amid corruption accusations and a no-confidence vote from the Board of Supervisors. Mentally ill inmates have died and the county has been repeatedly sued. A civil grand jur…
Advocate responds to RHNA criticisms
It’s tempting to say incumbent Jeff Rosen should keep his position as Santa Clara County district attorney by default.
Condos do not make downtown ‘vibrant’
In a world with too many acronyms, you may have failed to understand the importance of the RHNA numbers – Regional Housing Needs Allocation numbers.
Bond measure proposals in the Fremont Union High School District have become four-year events. Measure G, a $275 million proposal on the June 7 ballot (it needs 55% approval to pass) follows Measure CC ($275 million) from 2018 and Measure K from 2014 ($295 million).
We’ll get right to the point: Vote “no” on Measure A June 7. The Valley Water district’s proposal to “limit” board members’ terms to four four-year terms is actually extending terms from the current three to four. And they are spending $3.2 million in taxpayer money to include it on the prim…
Why oppose sincere efforts to serve public?
Transition to clean energy
While it is no doubt difficult to debate the fine quality of life afforded by Los Altos living, I am writing with a proposal that I believe would substantially improve this quality in a meaningful way: removing all phone poles from residential areas and undergrounding utility lines from the …
Getting mixed messages on housing
There are multiple examples in our daily lives that show a lack of common human decency.
For years, our planet has been showing us the need to move away from fossil fuels. Extreme weather, driven by excess greenhouse gas emissions, continues to get more frequent and more expensive to recover from. But today, it’s not just the climate pressuring us to get off fossil fuels. Our ge…
Housing would lighten city’s carbon footprint
Los Altos Hills is unique among the nearly 500 cities in California. Some are similar, but all are different. These differences come from many factors.
A friend has invited me to share her condo at Lake Tahoe! Hooray! A chance to get away!
LA council: Thanks for climate change action
El Camino Real, The King’s Highway, is a 600-mile commemorative route connecting the 21 Spanish missions in California. Today, many streets throughout the state that either follow or run parallel to the historical route still bear the “El Camino Real” name.
Thanks for replacing benches
Time “marches” on, and we’re all thumbs as we evaluate recent news events.
Thank you to a generous community
I was disappointed in reading Ken Girdley’s letter to the editor in the Feb. 16 edition of the Town Crier (“Don’t reward privileged EV drivers”), as it contains several misconceptions regarding the city’s intent about the electric-vehicle parking spaces at the Los Altos Community Center.
From time to time, people confuse Los Altos with Los Gatos. When I first moved to Los Altos, many of my friends couldn’t quite get my location right. As the “Los” separation is only 16 miles, those not in the know could be confused.