As we approach the season of giving, I want to tell you about my favorite charity. Many of you have heard this before, but it continues to impress me as a terrific idea. I refer to Books4Schools.

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Los Altans are getting their first look at our world-class community center – and their $37.3 million investment. Yet just as important as our new center is the process that produced it.

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I saw the Los Altos City Council discussion of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) appeal, and heard public comments that were described in the June 30 article in the Town Crier. The article made me think further on the discussion. The RHNA appeal is a good idea, but I’d like to see…

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As you may have heard or read, on July 9, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for Santa Clara County. The Santa Clara Valley Water Board of Directors has also declared a water shortage emergency for the county and called for a mandatory 15% reduction in water use from 2019 w…

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Los Altos has adopted Ursus americanus californiensis as its official town animal for the next few months. The theme for the paws project is “Celebrate Coming Out of Pandemic Hibernation.”

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Athos, Porthos and Aramis are completely confused, and so is d’Artagnan. They have followed COVID protocols but are now having a really hard time differentiating the New Normal from the New Different. Is that light at the end of the woods, or are they working their way out of the tunnel?

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Lately there have been many posts on Nextdoor about rat poison and the effects it has on our pets, families and wild animals.

You may have heard that Los Altos is required to build approximately 2,000 new homes in the next 10 years. You may have been hearing about the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation, or RHNA. What the heck is all this? It sounds like a lot.

A few months into the new administration, the federal government is off to a roaring start on climate change. President Joe Biden signed executive orders related to climate change in his early days in office, and the White House recently introduced a proposal that elevates climate solutions …

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A few months into the new administration, the federal government is off to a roaring start on climate change. President Joe Biden signed executive orders related to climate change in his early days in office, and the White House recently introduced a proposal that elevates climate solutions …

The unfortunate conflict between Kenan Moos, a young Black man, and Lynette Lee Eng, the Asian-American Los Altos City Council member, laid bare the need to broaden our discourse around race as being more than just between the “white” or the “system” against racial minorities. In an increasi…

The din surrounding the mention of the names of Kenan Moos and Los Altos City Councilmember Lynette Lee Eng is fueled by many individuals who are not willing to confront their own (gendered) racism.

Two bills currently moving toward passage in the California State Legislature could change the character of neighborhoods across the state. If passed, Senate bills 9 and 10 will remove local control of zoning regulations and allow multifamily units everywhere. Residents should oppose both pr…

My two teenagers, though faced with all the disappointments, cancellations and restrictions of our COVID times, have individual passions that have sustained and motivated them – a saving grace this past year. My Los Altos High School sophomore son, combining his love of art, music and histor…