Letters to the Editor: Order directly from local restaurants

Ordering directly helps restaurants

In talking recently with a Los Altos restaurant owner, he informed me that delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub charge the restaurant up to 30% for “free delivery.” These fees are killing our local restaurants.

While we might think we are getting “free delivery,” we are in fact harming these restaurants that need our full support.

Let’s please order directly with these restaurants and pick up ourselves to make sure our restaurants get every dollar we spend.

Barry Smith
Los Altos Hills

‘Snooty bunch’ trying to block park opening

Years ago, when Palo Alto opened Foothills Park on Page Mill Road but allowed only Palo Alto residents and their guests to use it, I made a tongue-in-cheek proposal to Los Altos Hills City Council members that they erect a sign at the nearby entrance to Central Drive in Los Altos Hills saying, “Open to all except residents of Palo Alto.” For some reason, the council did not do that.

Now that an ACLU lawsuit has induced the Palo Alto City Council to open that park to all, a new snooty bunch are trying to block it. If they succeed temporarily, they should be required to pay the enormous costs of their blunder.

Lester Earnest
Los Altos Hills

Everyone can help lift spirits amid COVID

How can you help in the war against COVID? Everyone can help frontliners who are involved in the care of coronavirus patients. We can help coronavirus victims, too, who are ill or dying in isolation, away from friends and family.

We can write thank-you notes to caregivers who are overworked and stressed out and very sad. We can thank them for their bravery, determination and dedication in their hazardous jobs.

We can tell them they are appreciated. Anything is OK as long as it is from the heart.

We can write a note to patients in isolation, too, or say a prayer for them and the caregivers.

We are all in this war together. Working together we will win the war.

You can take cards, drawings, notes or little boxes of candy (for caregivers only) to local hospitals or bring them to me. My phone number is 941-8073.

Karen Druker
Los Altos Hills

Thanks for coverage in challenging year

We would just like to say thank you to the Town Crier for continuing to inform residents of Los Altos about what is happening in our city.

No one could have predicted COVID, and what it would mean not only to work, education, shopping and recreation habits, but to our entire “normal” way of life.

Throughout 2020, we have been kept up to date with what is going on in town, and what we’ve needed to know. It has been a big challenge, and you’ve been more than up to it!

We urge other residents to subscribe and, most important, to support the Town Crier advertisers, to whom we also offer a big thanks.

Let’s hope for better news for all in 2021.

Don and Lizebeth Burch
Los Altos

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 [email protected] 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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