Letters to the editor: Cancel culture, police appreciation

Cancel culture visits ‘our neighborhood’

R Lisa Bernard’s well-intended July 8 column concerning the misguided efforts of her neighbor to increase the visibility of nonwhite Los Altos residents unfortunately concludes with name-calling and exclusion of the person with whom she disagrees.

Letters to the Editor: Volcanoes and fireworks

For real fireworks, visit a volcano

I heard fireworks going off every night for at least two months up to the Fourth of July. While I like fireworks for a very special occasion, it is mainly to watch their colorful displays in the sky. On the other hand, I’m willing to bet that the fireworks I have heard are mostly just firecrackers thrown on the ground, such as M-80s, which are about the largest commercially available, and only in a few places. I don’t understand the attraction to setting off such fireworks. As a child, it seemed kinda macho to me, but now it just seems silly.

Letters to the editor: BCS, speeding, council coverage

BCS can’t pick & choose charter laws to follow

In the Town Crier article “BCS gets over $2M PPP loan” (June 24), Bullis Charter School board chairman Francis La Poll justifies taking federal Paycheck Protection Program funds by saying that “BCS receives significantly less funding per student in state and local tax revenue compared to LASD schools.”

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