What's in a name? Weigh in on anonymity and news comments online

In the print edition of the Town Crier, we’ve long required that letters to the editor include real names, or as close to real as we can verify. Online, we followed a different convention. Any reader could post a comment on our articles using an alias. Some commenters chose to use vague or constantly changing aliases, while others used an identifiable nickname that cloaked their “real life” identity but maintained a consistent voice.


Letters to the Editor - Week of March 13

LA should ramp up crime prevention efforts

Los Altos can do better with crime prevention.

South Los Altos is experiencing an epidemic of home burglaries. I consider three in three weeks an epidemic.

Letters to the Editor - Week of March 6

Green New Deal ensures continued existence

Recently a number of young future leaders met with Sen. Dianne Feinstein to urge her to support Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey’s Joint Resolution for a Green New Deal.

Feinstein attempted a head fake, advocating a watered-down bill that would fall far short of what is needed to avoid what scientists overwhelmingly agree is a looming planetary catastrophe.


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