Letters to the Editor: Week of Oct. 17

Measure C would enhance what makes LA great

Los Altos has a bit of “country” living – no sidewalks or streetlights installed by the city. I have always loved that I can see the Milky Way on evening walks in the summer.

The amazing growth in Silicon Valley threatens to overwhelm the charm of Los Altos, and many residents sense that if they don’t do something, our hometown will be swept into the jaws of overdevelopment. Mountain View and Palo Alto “made a deal with the devil” in allowing unfettered commercial development and now are being Manhattanized with little that residents can control.

Election 2018 – Paid Political Endorsement Letters

Ting: Ideal candidate for El Camino board

I have known Dr. George Ting, candidate for the El Camino Hospital Healthcare District Board of Directors, for more than 25 years from two quite different perspectives.

First, Dr. Ting represented the hospital and medical staff in overseeing the medical information system jointly developed with Lockheed, and later Technicon – the first of its kind in the world – where I had led the Lockheed/Technicon team.

Letters to the Editor: Week of Oct. 10

LASD should provide equal opportunity

I disagree with the Mountain View City Council’s stance that the 10th school site should house a neighborhood school, as stated in the Sept. 26 article in the Town Crier (“10th-site discussions miss north of El Camino Real perspective”).

The equity issue at stake is not so much the walking distance of the school; the glaring equity issue about to transpire is that such a neighborhood school would likely create a disparity in access to a top-performing school. As a former resident of the Mountain View Whisman School District, I observed that school performance in Mountain View was closely tied to the socioeconomic status of the students’ families. The schools in the more affluent parts of Mountain View clearly outperformed their less affluent counterparts. As a child of immigrant parents, I know that many immigrants would place a much higher value on access to a high-quality public education than a short walk to school.

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