Letters to the Editor

LA, LAH deserve new library

Comparing the Los Altos main library with other libraries in the county system (indexed for population): Seating is 40 percent of norm; there is zero space for children’s programs compared with up to 1,000 square feet in newer libraries; we have half the computers; we have no dedicated computer class space to teach coding (other libraries can offer coding for young girls); and we have one group study teen room compared with multiple rooms at newer libraries. Also, there is no room for new books in the children’s and adult sections.

Based on a needs assessment conducted in 2008 by Page+Moris, the recommendation was to increase the library’s size from 28,000 square feet to approximately 40,000 square feet – it would probably be more if commissioned today.


Life in the Hills: The great escape

 

“Wild Kingdom” is where our friends from Palo Alto think we live.

Letters to the Editor

Arts & Wine Festival planning takes heat

I am employed at one of the retail shops in downtown Los Altos.

I would like to express my concern regarding the July 8 and 9 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, which took place during a “heat event” where the temperature reached 100 degrees.

Other Voices: Ode to summers past

 

This is my favorite place. It’s not exotic – it’s just the barn and field adjacent to my parents’ house, which I’m lucky enough to come home to because my parents still live in the house I grew up in.

Fish out of water


Acosta

My favorite joke is the one about two fish swimming down a river. They pass a fisherman sitting on the riverbank who calls out to the pair, “Hey fellas, how’s the water?”

“Just fine!” they respond, and continue on their way. Moments later, however, one fish stops, confused, and turns to the other one to ask, “What’s water?”

Can you help keep people like me in Los Altos?

 I haven’t been in Los Altos very long, but I’ve been here long enough to love it.

Letters to the Editor

No workable solution in sight for LASD

In response to Mark Boennighausen’s letter to the Town Crier, I checked the numbers (“Solution near for 10th LASD site,” July 5).

The Los Altos School District has nine school sites. Two of them have carved out large, separate subsites for Bullis Charter School, so really we have 11 sites at present. The charter school enrolls 800 kids split across two sites, with negotiated growth toward 900.


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