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July 10, 2020

Guest View: Come together to honor fallen heroes

By Albert Lambert These are certainly challenging times. Covid-19 has touched everyone’s lives in one way or another. Some have become ill and recovered, others haven’t been so lucky. At the very least, the pandemic has interrupted life. Celebrations...

Letter: Keep sending mail

The United States Postal Service is committed to delivering your mail and packages throughout the current pandemic. We are proud of our role in providing an essential service to every community. The one constant throughout this crisis has been our commitment to...

LETTER: Ban leaf blowers during school hours

I would like to advocate for banning leaf blowers during school hours while the shelter-in-place requirement is in effect.  Many Gilroy homes have schoolchildren and college students relying on distance learning, and the noise of leaf blowers operating outdoors...

County responds to pandemic impacts

I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy during this pandemic. These are truly unprecedented times and while the majority of residents are not infected, we are all affected. My staff and I compiled some resources for Santa Clara...

FFA reporters win award

You helped four Gilroy FFA chapter reporters win the California Star FFA Reporter award by publishing every news article about the FFA that was submitted to the Gilroy Dispatch by the chapter reporters. Thank you for publishing the articles.

Guest view: Maintain mental health during shelter in place

Today we are “sheltering in place” to protect our physical health, the health of our loved ones and our greater community. However, these protections, combined with the enormous uncertainty we face, can have a significant toll on our mental health.

Editorial: Time for oversight

Smith believes the county’s actual infected population as of Tuesday is closer to 10,000, rather than the official count of 459 announced earlier this week.

Gilroy’s electric future

The future of transportation is electric—and Gilroy is in a unique position to benefit from it. At a recent special city council meeting in Gilroy, a nondescript new commercial site proposal was presented to the council for potential deployment...

Gilroy Library lacking in black history

I want to express my deep dissatisfaction with Gilroy Public Library for not adequately celebrating Black History Month. There were no indications outside this public library, the entrance or the hallways about Black History Month. My 11-year-old daughter and I walked inside...

South County year in review

Animal lovers gathered in November to witness a monumental construction milestone: the “topping off” of the new Santa Clara County Animal Services Center in San Martin. After years of planning, the new LEED Silver certified Animal Services Center is on track to...