The following organizations and individuals deserve either
CHEERS or JEERS this week:
CHEERS: For the organizers and sponsors of Gilroy’s Memorial Day
Parade, a wonderful example of small-town charm in America.
Enjoying our freedoms as Americans is a fitting tribute to those
who have died preserving those rights.
The following organizations and individuals deserve either CHEERS or JEERS this week:
CHEERS: For the organizers and sponsors of Gilroy’s Memorial Day Parade, a wonderful example of small-town charm in America. Enjoying our freedoms as Americans is a fitting tribute to those who have died preserving those rights.
JEERS: For the news that teachers and the school district have not reached a contract agreement. A protracted contract fight will be a huge distraction and drain of energy. Hopefully, the two sides will be able to get this hammered out.
CHEERS: For Gilroy Police Officer Mike Terasaki who has served as the community’s school resource officer for the past six years. Terasaki has been a perfect fit for the job. His calm presence, his ability to establish a relationship with the student body at Gilroy High, his constant presence and his genuine affinity for the job have made our campuses safer and our community better. Terasaki plans on retiring this fall. He will be missed.
JEERS: For the process which allows one man to make a decision that could cost the city of Gilroy millions of dollars and jeopardize our financial future. Again, we urge the City Council to move forward with a mail-in ballot that would eliminate binding arbitration for public safety contract negotiations from our city charter. It’s ridiculous to put the city’s financial health in the hands of an outside arbitrator who isn’t accountable to Gilroy residents.
CHEERS: For the staging of the second annual middle school play, “Flappers,” this weekend. The program, which encourages children to sing, dance and perform, features students from all three Gilroy middle schools. Besides just being a wonderful option for middle school kids, the program serves as a feeder program for the high school. Gilroy High’s theater program has completed a productive year under new instructor Ethan Stocks – three shows and a vast improvement from the previous five years. “Flapper” show times today are 2 and 8pm at the GHS Theater. Reservations: 848-2993.
JEERS: For the revelation of Deep Throat’s identity. Frankly, we would have preferred the mystery remain – especially since it seems to be more about a book deal than anything else. And so we come to the final chapter of Watergate and, surprise, it’s all about the money. Well, at least we know Forrest Gump was really responsible for Americans finding out the truth.
CHEERS: For all the parents who are happily preparing for graduation ceremonies. Congratulations, your hard work, care and perseverance have paid off.