Letters: Thanks for a safe, sober, and special night

Dear Editor,
The Gilroy High School Grad Night Committee of 2009 would like
to publicly thank the community for their support of our event. A
total of 200 members of the 2009 GHS graduating class enjoyed a
safe and memorable night because of your generosity.
Thanks for a safe, sober, and special night

Dear Editor,

The Gilroy High School Grad Night Committee of 2009 would like to publicly thank the community for their support of our event. A total of 200 members of the 2009 GHS graduating class enjoyed a safe and memorable night because of your generosity.

Many local businesses, community organizations and individuals donated in a variety of ways to this worthy cause. Grants were received from Gilroy Assistance League, Gilroy Elks Club, Gilroy Exchange Club, Gilroy Foundation and Gilroy Rotary Club.

Individual contributors included Garry and Judy Stutheit, Lani Yoshimura, Carloyn and Ed Tognetti, Tom and Gondie Chavez, Clyde and Kelly Cross, Dixie Herren, Mr. and Mrs Robert Kishimura, Jim and Shelly Kishimura, Barbara Drewitz, Judith Owens, Laura Angelo, Geraldine Meacham.

Businesses include Mission Controls Co., John Blaettler, Accountancy Corp., Law Offices of Andrea Fortino, Emsee Transportation Co., Williams Dental Lab, Inc., Pete Shell General Contractor, Joann Della Maggiore with Freedom Fireworks-Red Devil Fireworks, Tim Fortino with Edward Jones Investments, Dan Palmerlee, DDS, Eileen Pickel with H+R Block, Francisco Dominguez with DZ Consulting, Brad Bannister, Nancy Fischer, DVM, with Princevalle Pet Hospital, Don and Mia DeLorenzo with Gilroy Golf Course, Gar Chan, DDS, Richard Holder with Country Inn Cafe, Headstart Nursery, Ehsan Rezvan, DDS, Borofka’s Catering, Michael McKeever, DDS, Gilroy Elks Lodge, Perisho Tombor Ramirez Filler & Brown Certified Public Accountants, Perma-Green Hydroseeding, Glen Loma Corp., Walmart, Goldsmith Seeds, Bas Waffelbakker, DMD, Gilroy Sportsmans Chefs Association, St. Louise Hospital, CH2MHill, Sunshine Bicycles, Image and Design Salon, Hello Gorgeous, Westside Grill, Baskets by Design, Ambiance Boutique, DerWienerschnitzel, Renee Mercer of Hair Salon, Sheila Taylor of Sheila’s Salon, Fortino Winery, Cookie Lee by Cynthia Harmel, Cookie Lee by Jill Fortino, Panera’s Bakery, La Hacienda, First Street Coffee Exchange, Jamba Juice, Avanti, Australian Tanning Company, Stubby’s Sport Bar and Grill, Solis Winery, Alexis Combs – Hair Stylist, Top-Tip-Toe Salon, Baskin Robbins, Gilroy Health and Fitness, Platinum Theaters, gilroy Bowling Alley, Cinelux Theater – Morgan Hill, Costco, Best Buy, Shear Creations Hair Salon, Great America, Salinas Rodeo, Oakland A’s, Meg Green with ESPN, Linda Ramirez, Disney, Target, Guitar Center, Black Bear Diner, Famous Dave’s, Game Crazy, Staples, Rue 21, Sky High Sports, and OD’s Kitchen.

It definitely takes a community to put together such a large event! We appreciate all of your contributions. Thank you again! You’re the reason that Gilroy is great!

The Gilroy High School Grad Night Committee of 2009

A real bump in the road

Dear Editor,

As the progress on the traffic control continues at Santa Tersea Boulevard and Day Road I feel they should reconsider the new islands at Day Road east. Many people who live off Day Road have horses and therefore horse trailers. To get to Monterey Road we travel down Day Road west, turn right on Santa Tersea, and then left on Day Road east. I drive a truck pulling a normal three horse trailer and it is physically impossible to turn left on Day Road east without the trailer tires hitting the raised curb and running over the island. This is very hard on the horses, not to mention the tires on the trailer. I approached the turn at a very slow rate and pulled forward until my truck tire was touching the next island and then started my turn. Still had the same results. Besides horse trailers, many people use this same route with larger camper trailers headed for Thousand Trails camp sites.

I also question the island’s purpose. The intersection will have electric traffic signals eventually. I thought the the entrance to the new high school would be opposite Day Road east. Students approaching Santa Teresa on Day Road east will not be able to cross Santa Teresa and enter the school. I realize that would be dangerous now, but if the construction had started earlier the lights would be working now meeting the goal of having traffic under control by the start of school.

Someone should take a closer look at those islands and consider removing them or make the openings larger to accomodate trailers.

Don Hackett, Day Road Resident

Why tempt a dangerous foe?

Dear Editor,

All presidents have advisors. Sometimes they get bad advice. Sometimes they get good advice. Sometimes they get good advice and choose not to follow it.

Who knows what happened in this case. However the decision to pick a trade war with China over tires is foolish. Whether we like it or not, China is one of our biggest trading partners. China also has loaned us billions of dollars. There are numerous ways that China can hurt us. Why tempt them?

I personally avoid picking fights with men whose biceps are bigger than my thighs. Maybe President Obama should take that into consideration?

Keith C. De Filippis, San Jose

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