Letters to the Editor - Week of July 31

Why make it so hard to get a library card?

I went to the Los Altos Library to drop off donations recently and to secure a library card for my 96-year-old mother, who is a voracious reader but chooses not to leave her home very often.

I went armed with her California State Identification Card, only to be told that I would need two (essentially) “proof-of-life” pictures of her holding two consecutive days of dated newspapers – like in some bad ’70s kidnap/heist movie.


Letters to the Editor – Week of July 24

Solar is solution to preventing wildfires

Here’s a suggestion for preventing wildfires and protecting more people from power outages – help more people make and store solar energy on their property.

First, there is less burden on the grid, so they don’t have to maintain power lines as much in wildfire risk areas. Second, people can keep their power on during an outage. Third, people also reduce their electricity bills. Finally, we increase everyone’s personal freedom and self-reliance (while also being a part of the solution).

Letters to the Editor

Why did crosswalk need ‘improvements’?

The crosswalk “improvement” project at Covington Road and Riverside Drive is yet another counterproductive city project, highlighting a disturbing trend.

At an intersection where there have been no accidents, unattractive “pork chops” were installed that are a hazard to navigation. No local residents can be found that raised safety issues triggering this project.


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