Letters to the Editor - Week of Dec. 12

Follow mail policies to the letter

In response to the Nov. 28 Town Crier article “Los Altos resident fights to ensure carriers don’t violate federal law,” about a resident’s fight to compel the U.S. Postal Service to deliver his mail when his mailbox is blocked by neighbors’ construction vehicles:

While in graduate school, I worked every part-time job in the post office. We also had to return residents’ outbound mail to the post office before 5 p.m. to get overnight delivery. If necessary, we were required to run between routes and ensure overnight delivery.


Letters to the Editor - Week of Dec. 5

Inaccurate coverage doomed Measure C

I was very surprised to see the Los Altos Town Crier call the race for the citizens’ initiative Measure C before the Registrar of Voters office had even counted half the ballots. Making that call weeks before all the votes were in seemed contrary to the best journalistic practices. The less-than-balanced front-page story seemed to serve the paper’s editorial position opposing Measure C.

The Nov. 14 front-page article was full of errors. Measure C would not have required every land-use change to go before voters. In fact, voter approval would only have been required if the city planned to change access on city-owned land from public use to private.

Letters to the Editor - week of Nov. 28

Waymo should provide accident data

Earlier this month, the California Department of Motor Vehicles approved testing of self-driving cars by Waymo without safety drivers. Waymo would like to begin providing driverless transportation services in a handful of towns, including Los Altos.

There is only one question that matters with respect to whether self-driving cars are safe enough to be on our roads without safety drivers: How often would there have been an accident if the safety driver had not taken control of the vehicle?


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. 

Schools »

Schools
Read More

Sports »

sports
Read More

People »

people
Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

photoshelter
Browse and buy photos