I’ve always thought of myself as pretty tech-savvy. I was an early (think: 5.25-inch floppy disks) user of computers, had an email address with AOL, a car with GPS and carried a Blackberry for business. I was always a little ahead of the curve, I thought.

While local city council election campaigns had been focusing on housing and commercial and civic development this past election, they were completely silent on the 3,500 acres of land adjacent to Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve that is up for grabs.

The 2022 midterm election was held Tuesday. In the wake of the election, it is worth pausing to reflect on how incredibly privileged we are to live in a country founded on the principles of individual liberty, limited government and individual responsibility. It is vital for us to understand…

Perhaps you have noticed that 50 shades or more of gray are now caressing automobile bodies everywhere in Siliconia and beyond.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (aka Valley Water) is the state’s largest water district, with an annual budget in excess of $800 million. The wholesale water supplier for most South Bay cities, including Los Altos, uses that money for a wide range of infrastructure and maintenance pro…

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Like it or not, change is coming to Los Altos. State laws require the city to approve four- and five-story condominium projects on First Street. Outside forces – changes in cellphone technologies, the fight against global warming – prompted the city council to pass ordinances in response. Th…

Los Altos Residents (LAR) is a grassroots community organization whose goal is to inform Los Altans of important local and state issues that will affect them.

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Mountain View has a lot going for it. The city has a healthy budget and progressive, forward-thinking leadership that has led to generation of more affordable housing than most neighboring communities. The city has added numerous amenities in recent years – parks, a revamped senior center an…

During the Sept. 6 Los Altos City Council meeting, I found myself googling to understand the difference between misinformation and disinformation. Why? Because an extremist group confusingly named Los Altos Residents (LAR) lied to all of the actual residents of Los Altos by writing in a mass…

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Years ago, the high-achieving Los Altos School District community didn’t worry about issues such as mental health or teacher housing. Now, these issues are at the forefront of priorities. The district is increasingly challenged to hire good teachers in one of the nation’s most expensive area…