Letters to the editor: Climate change, tree protections

The year of confronting climate change

Aside from the coronavirus crisis and political upheaval, 2020 is confronting the climate change challenge. These past few weeks, California fires directly caused by humans have been exacerbated by dry forest conditions.


Letters to the Editor: Which side is Los Altos on?

LAH: Reject state zoning control

Years ago, Los Altos Hills incorporated for the purpose of capturing local control over zoning for the purpose of retaining the semi-rural character of the town. With no apparent concern for residents who wish to retain local control, the idea has arisen among our political class of ramming state control over the zoning down our throats.
Under state control, our lots would be broken up into smaller ones, but for what purpose? Does this benefit the residents of the Bay Area or of California? Quite the opposite is true.

Letters to the Editor: What it takes to be an effective council member

What it takes to be effective on the council

Election season is upon us and it is easy to think – find a council candidate who supports your issue or issues and vote for them.


Submit a Letter to the Editor

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.

You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

Paid Political Endorsement letters

The Town Crier offers the option of pre-paid political endorsement letters for candidates in the Nov. 3 election.

Letters must support candidates – no submissions containing exclusively negative content will be printed.

Authors’ names are required for publication. Letters will be published in the order they are received, and we will accept only one letter per author per candidate, per campaign. Please limit letters to no more than 200 words.

The cost is $150 per endorsement letter for either print or online, $200 for both. The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays for inclusion in the following week’s Town Crier. To submit endorsement letters and for more information, email Howard Bischoff at howardb@latc.com.

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