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July 12, 2024

Religion: We will build the world from loving kindness

At the end of the school year, my childhood rabbi gave us the same homework assignment every summer: Read a good book; take a long walk; make a new friend; and do something kind for someone. I gave the same lesson to my students.  As...

From My Perspective: Lead us not into temptation

On this side of Heaven, we will all face temptation. We live in a fallen world with sin, evil and enticement around every corner. The power of temptation lies in the anticipated pleasure of that temptation.  What lures you to want more? Do you indulge...

Guest View: Americans and a lifelong relationship with health insurance

Health insurance—can’t live with it, can’t live without it… or can you? These days, it seems the price we pay for health insurance is more than what it’s worth.  When you tally up the monthly premiums, health care deductibles and copays, the average healthy American...

Religion: Let’s do better for the homeless 

Any resident of California is aware of the large number of homeless individuals in the state. Even South County has numerous people readily identifiable as lacking a home.  Often they fill our creeks and sit along our sidewalks. More recently at St. Mary, I have...

Religion: Memorial Day is a time to act

The year was 1868 and the United States of America found itself three years past the greatest conflict our young nation had ever known. Originally called Decoration Day, it was May of that year that the first Memorial Day in our nation took place.  The...

Letter: Clarifying changes to real estate industry

There has been a lot of misinformation in the news lately about pending changes coming to the real estate industry and what they mean for homebuyers and sellers.  As a dedicated Realtor in Santa Clara County I’d like to clarify any confusion your readers may...

Religion: An example of love and friendship

Over the past few months, we have seen demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and across the country calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. We have also seen both the Gilroy and Morgan Hill city councils consider resolutions on the matter.  During the Morgan Hill City...

Letter: Alliance inspires

In a world where uncertainty often looms large, the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators shines as a beacon of hope, guiding the way towards success for future generations. Recently, they celebrated their 35th Annual Student Recognition Event, not merely as a ceremony...

Letter: Deny permits for Sargent Ranch mine

Juristac is an important wildlife habitat in southern Santa Clara County, and is sacred to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Unfortunately, it is threatened with destruction by a proposed sand and gravel mine that would destroy more than 400 acres of pristine landscape.  County residents...

Letter: Big tobacco’s hold on LGBTQ+ youth continues

Although in recent years tobacco product usage has declined overall, its prevalence remains constant within the LGBTQ+ community—so much so, that it has been woven into queer culture—driving further negative health consequences for this subpopulation.  Why is this still happening? Is this just a fluke?...

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