Letters to the Editor

Let’s keep library in rural setting

We heartily concur with Barry Smith’s letter of Oct. 25, which praises the Los Altos main library’s current setup (“Los Altos Library setup inspires ‘total satisfaction’”).

Our family visits the library every week for books, computer needs and classes, and we are very happy with it.

Letters to the Editor

LAH should act on pathways issue

The Town Crier’s Oct. 18 article “Bitter pathways debate muddles LAH election of new vice mayor” was accurate, but I think you would like to hear the backstory. You see, the Los Altos Hills City Council has had on its plate the issue of pathway costs for the last 16 months and hasn’t pressed it.

On June 16, 2016, while I was mayor, we addressed agenda item 10.B, “Potentially Capping the Pathway Construction Cost.” The council directed staff to review a cap on pathway construction costs and return to the council with a proposal. Because Councilwoman Courtenay C. Corrigan had spent six years on the Pathways Committee, and had expressed interest in this topic, I asked if she could serve as liaison with staff, which she agreed to do. (Although Councilman John Radford was liaison to the Pathways Committee, he deferred.)

Letters to the Editor

Let’s focus on Los Altos’ positives

In response to the notion that Los Altos is a sleepy downtown village lacking vibrancy (“How to make Los Altos a destination,” Nov. 1), this is what we do have: the Festival of Lights Parade, the Kiwanis Pet Parade, the Los Altos High School homecoming parade, the Rotary Club’s Fine Art in the Park, the Arts & Wine Festival, the Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween window painting, Halloween candy hand-outs at shops, the Fall Festival, the Corvette car show, First Fridays and summer music in Shoup Park and at Hillview Community Center.

Within walking distance, we have a post office, a public library, a charming theater, a history museum, a variety of restaurants, two wine-tasting rooms, a drugstore, two grocery markets, gift shops, a florist, a stationery shop, a game shop for the kids and more.

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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.

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