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LACF PrimeTime Project Program begins study of BCS conundrum

LACF PrimeTime Project Program begins study of BCS conundrum

The Los Altos Community Foundation has a gained a strong reputation for mediating community disharmony over the years.  In fact, it tried to bring Bullis Charter School and LASD together to resolve their facilities issue over five years ago.  Now LACF will do something entirely…

King Lear – A frugal Los Altos Community Center Master Plan

King Lear – A frugal Los Altos Community Center Master Plan

King Lear, former Mayor of Los Altos, wrote this letter to City Council.  He attended the Jan. 12 City Council retreat where the goals for the year are set.  One goal is to make decisions about the Los Altos Community Center Master Plan, aka our…

City Finances and the Los Altos City Council Candidates 2012

City Finances and the Los Altos City Council Candidates 2012

“GLOOM AND DOOM” IS REAL UNFORTUNATELY Let’s not stand in the rain – Who will lead us to shelter and a brighter day? The city faces enormous financial challenges. After CalPERS rates change, the city may face as much as $1M a year in ongoing…

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Final Design for 86 Third Mixed Use Building in Downtown Los Altos

Final Design for 86 Third Mixed Use Building in Downtown Los Altos

The current plans for  the three story 86 Third building in Downtown Los Altos, having passed through City Council approval last May 28,…

Downtown Los Altos – City Sponsored Wayfarer Sign Excess

Downtown Los Altos – City Sponsored Wayfarer Sign Excess

The  agenda of the Thursday Dec. 6 Planning Commission includes an informational report on the downtown Los Altos Wayfarer Signs design and plan.…



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The first city-school subcommittee meeting to discuss Los Altos City-owned parcels  – Rosita Park and McKensie Park & adjacent maintenance yard –that could be used as sites for…

BCS facilities at Blach Junior High could quickly and easily become legally “reasonably equivalent” and even “morally equivalent” IF the LASD Board of trustees could just bring themselves…

  Targeting Donations. Lalahpolitico  thought all private donations had to go thru LAEF and be distributed equally among all LASD schools. Seems this policy has changed and private…

People often ask, “What’s different about Bullis Charter School? Why have another public school system if the second system is about the same as the first?” Lalahpolico had…

Before charters existed, diverse “alternative education” movements roiled through the US public education system for over 100 years.  California in the 1980’s and 1990’s was rife with dozens…

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School City Facilities Sharing – Paris Tennessee Style

Hillview Community Center Bought for Reuse as a School

LASD Final Offer 2014-15 – Some Improvement for BCS

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Los Altos city school facilities sharing redux

Los Altos city school facilities sharing redux

The first city-school subcommittee meeting to discuss Los Altos City-owned parcels  – Rosita Park and McKensie…

Dueling Community Center Meetings in Los Altos

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How to Avoid Local Traffic as Obama Visits Silicon Valley

How to Avoid Local Traffic as Obama Visits Silicon Valley

Some of us will be driving towards Obama’s Silicon Valley events — the donors, the crowd…

Homestead Trader Joe to Get Traffic Light

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Reader says – Where is Trusting Environment for the Public?

Reader says – Where is Trusting Environment for the Public?

From the Daily Post, Oct. 29:  [Los Altos] “Mayor Casas reveals a private email from candidate’s…

Reader says – Anabel Pelham Los Altos Soft on VTA Bus Plan

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