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February 2, 2023

Letter: Public transit is affordable and smart

I see you guys still need the opinions of Joe Thompson (Gilroy Dispatch, Dec. 2). Why, I ask? He is the one that wanted people to get a new car! That’s the sort of person I thought you guys didn’t like. I guess I...

Letter: Respecting veterans

It was a very nice day for a parade. The sky was a beautiful blue with a smattering of lily white clouds. The participants were all dressed to represent the corp to which they gave their time and effort. The people of Gilroy turned out and applauded...

Letter: Public transit is a black hole

It is difficult for taxpayers to have a happy anything, Thanksgiving Day, or otherwise, when we are being forced to subsidize bankrupt boondoggle public sector transit with our gas taxes. Seniors like my 101-year-old Mom, who’s quarantined with Covid, cannot afford to pay for gas,...

Letter: Which party is better for America?

Polls leading up to the recent election reported much of the public thinks the Republican Party handles the economy better. That’s not my opinion after reading "Letters from an American,” a daily newsletter from Heather Cox Richardson, professor of American History who has taught...

Letter: Democracy is still alive

Congrats to the new Gilroy City Council elects and thank you to all the candidates for making the decision to run; having choices on our ballot means democracy is still alive. I know that this new Council will stay committed to solving the top...

Letter: Recognizing Cesar Chavez in Gilroy

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In a historic vote on Monday, Nov. 7, I along with the Gilroy City Council unanimously approved a resolution to honor Cesar Chavez Day as a recognized and observed holiday for the City of Gilroy! I was honored to have championed the resolution to set...

Letter: College enrollment is on the rise after pandemic

Community colleges have in the past been considered a great opportunity to many, even those who come from the first generation. At the end of 2019, the California College Promise Program offered two years of free tuition for first-time students who took full-time courses...

Letter: One week of headlines

Trump, Elon Musk, Tesla, Laurie Smith, Parkland shooter life, magic mushrooms, North Korea, Powerball, Republicans, Democrats, Gavin Newsom, ballots, opioids, homicide in Oakland, inflation, Covid-19, storms, drought, hurricanes, Mr. Pelosi attacked, sheriff guilty from jury, San Jose at a 25-year high for pedestrian deaths...

Letter: DACA decision is unfortunate

Recently the Appellate Court in Texas held that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was not legal. This is regrettable. For over 22 years I have been a volunteer with the Gilroy Citizenship/Educational Programs, where we provide immigration services to the Gilroy community and...

Letter: Disinformation undermines the democratic process

I was greatly alarmed by a letter to the editor published in the Oct. 21 issue. Based on no evidence, Mr. Kirkish undermines the integrity of elections—a serious and pervasive problem currently threatening democracy throughout our country. If Mr. Kirkish has grievances regarding Councilwoman...

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