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Reasons new library should move downtown

Seven reasons the new modern Los Altos/Los Altos Hills library should be built in the downtown triangle:

1. Building it on Parking Plaza 8 or 3 would replace our deficient library structure sooner.

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Column gets bad grade from school parent

Following is an open letter to Town Crier columnist Frank Hughes.

I was very disappointed to read your recent column, “The Villaj Idiut,” in the Town Crier (“Independence Day,” Sept. 13).

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LA considers joining anti-idling effort

The Palo Alto City Council Aug. 28 voted unanimously in favor of an anti-idling ordinance. The ordinance is expected to be educational in nature – not punitive. That’s because most people erroneously believe that idling is better for their engines, and saves gas and money. In fact, the opposite is true, and this ordinance will help set these drivers straight.

Idling is rampant and selfish. Particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions from idling get into the lungs of our children when parents idle their engines waiting to pick them up from school, or when diesel trucks at construction sites leave their engines running for no apparent reason and turn the air brown.

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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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