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The worst thing about Los Altos

September 30, 2009

A bicyclist dies in the Hills.

Main Street is decaying.

The city is about spend millions building a parking garage.

Does this get you down?  It shouldn’t.

The way the Town Crier sees it, if there’s anything wrong with Los Altos, it can be solved by blue paint. Reading today’s editorial, it’s hard not to think that they wanted me to start blogging again. Pretty much everything is swell as usual, now that newspaper racks have been moved closer to the buildings.  Well, except for this:

Thumbs-even: To the city of Los Altos’ making a green move by installing recycling cans at seven locations downtown and seven more in local parks. The problem: Other than a small white band with blue “recycle” lettering, the recycling cans look just like the garbage cans. It’s no wonder workers are finding regular trash mixed among the cans and bottles. Painting the recycling cans blue to distinguish them from the trash cans will make this item a thumbs-up.

Other questions raised by this week’s edition: When did houses on University Avenue start getting referred to as “estates?” How sad is it if the most vibrant downtown you can think of is Saratoga?  And wasn’t Bud’s Ice Cream on State and Second, in the building currently occupied by Mexican restaurant Fiesta Vallarta?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. joc permalink
    September 30, 2009 9:00 pm

    Okay, well, the whole recycling can thing is pretty dumb. However, I think when they built that house next to mom and dad’s, it became officially fine to refer to houses on university as estates. If it wasn’t before – think of that house on the corner of, what is it, burke? How do I still not know that?

  2. October 1, 2009 7:19 am

    That house on the corner is “the Geschke estate.” They’ve been living there for more than 10 years.

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