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January 17, 2022

Letter: Poem left out the Gilroy Rodeo

I enjoyed reading your 2021 Holiday Poem...but how could you forget to include the one and only large event that happened this year: Gilroy Rodeo.  The Gilroy Rodeo was a much-needed and fun event, enjoyed by returning attendees, as well as many first-time attendees. This...

Letter: Inaction on transportation problems is deadly

Whenever I read about another fatal crossover collision I remember giving the eulogy for Morgan Hill’s Janet Graham at her church. The San Benito County Health Nurse was killed in one of these on Hwy. 25 before COG “leaders” decided to install center dividers.  I...

Our 2021 Holiday Poem

'Twas the night before Christmas in Olde Gilroy Santa pulled his mask tight and loaded another toy. Even the reindeer had gotten booster shots, Ignoring the theories of anti-science crackpots. The VTA had added a bus from San Jose, Santa nonetheless opted for his electric sleigh, Pre-pandemic style traffic jams...

Letter: Nursery’s generosity helps local charities

At the end of each year, bright red poinsettias can be seen in homes and businesses all over. In most cases, around South County, there is a silver sticker on the side of the shiny red foil that reads, Headstart Nursery.  For more than 25...

Guest View: A mental health check-in

The end of a semester is a stressed time for all our students. From tests to essays to presentations and projects, Gilroy students are being put through their paces.  My student interns who go to Gavilan College regale me with stories of all their end-of-semester...

Letter: Cost for SROs is well worth students’ safety

Councilmember Zach Hilton has been very public in sharing his belief that school resource officers are detrimental to our schools. He recently retweeted a tweet blaming an SRO for not stopping a mass shooting from happening at Oxford High where four students were killed...

Guest View: How can we stop kids from abusing drugs?

School safety has been a hotly debated issue everywhere in America, as kids start to emerge from their homes to in-person education. While Gilroy is no exception, there seems to be a similar discussion around students from the view of drugs and drug safety,...

Guest view: Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

As we draw nearer to Thanksgiving, I am reminded of this holiday’s origins and significance. There are some interesting and noteworthy parallels with today’s world, two years after Covid-19 began. While Thanksgiving has only been a national holiday since it was established in 1863 by...

Letter: Complying with officers is not a sign of weakness

Last Saturday at 3:50am my wife and I were awakened by loud noises. My daughter was asleep in her room. I found a 20-something year-old, hooded, male trying to kick in our front door.  After about five minutes of a very tense situation, Gilroy Police...

Letter: School officers provide positive role models for students

It saddens me to read that our Councilman Zach Hilton wants to try to eliminate our SRO (School Resource Officer) from our Gilroy schools. There may be other cities that don’t have an SRO due to budget cuts or lack of support from the...