Letters to the Editor: Week of Aug. 22

Car break-ins on the rise in LA

We have had two car break-in attempts in less than four months at our house. Additional neighbors down the street had their car broken into this summer as well.

We see the “Car Break-In” posts on the Nextdoor forum constantly. The instances of daytime home invasions are particularly troubling. I grew up in Los Altos, and these types of instances and the frequency were completely unheard of even 10 years ago in our area.


Letters to the Editor: Week of Aug. 15

‘Watershed’ LA election should dictate direction

The Aug. 1 Town Crier article on the Downtown Vision project highlights what “could” be done to extensively develop downtown Los Altos, should the residents want that for their community. The same can be said about the development on El Camino Real, and possibly at Loyola Corners – a lot could be done to extensively develop those areas should the residents of Los Altos desire that. That is a big question that needs to be answered.

Fortunately, with the upcoming election, it is likely that those questions will be answered. Apparently there will be three candidates on the pro-development side and three on the “retain the Los Altos character” side. The November election will provide residents an opportunity to determine the future of Los Altos. I am a believer in democracy, and the majority should get what they want.

Letters to the Editor: Week of Aug. 8

LA changes evoke call for simpler time

I have been out of town and just now read the July 18 Town Crier. The “Peek into the Past” photo of Clint’s Ice Cream parlor with the ice cream cone on top brought back memories.

My father, who was a lath and plaster contractor at the time, helped build the cone. My first-ever “date” took place at Clint’s for a peppermint ice cream cone. I was in the eighth grade at St. Nicholas School, which was located on Rosita Avenue back then. In 1957, my husband Dave’s Colt League baseball team went to Clint’s after each baseball game. Things were simpler then, as Jerry Clements alludes to in his column in the same issue (“Deteriorating community”).


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