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September 24, 2021

Letter: Just copy Morgan Hill

It was a nightmare on the Fourth of July. As usual, the fireworks got out of hand, but still within reason. The city, not so much. No more access to the levee. You should have seen the people come from there, and they were mad,...

Letters to the Editor: Immigrants are essential

Immigrants are essential The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants for many years. In California our economy and way of living depend on field workers, many of whom are immigrants. Our culture has been enriched by the new foods, music, art and life experiences...

Letter: Gilroy Memorial Day Parade canceled

Last year at this time our nation was just coming to grips with a pandemic that would forever change our lives. Since then the global pandemic has kept its grip on our nation and the world.  Fortunately its grip is loosening! A holiday like Memorial...

Letter: Development is ruining Gilroy’s hometown feel

We read in horror of the proposals for Gilroy Gardens. It was a sanctuary for us and our now 10-year-old. She learned about trees and about the natural world that surrounds her. She got to ride a mushroom, twirl in a strawberry and wait...

Letter to the Editor: Airport pollution a concern

I’m writing to the Gilroy Dispatch and Morgan Hill Times to commend Michael Moore's reporting about the San Martin Airport. The articles were well-written and provided much-needed information about the potential consequences of airport expansion plans.  Regularly visiting a retirement home on Church Avenue near...

Letters: Quarry would destroy critical ecosystem

Quarry would destroy critical ecosystem Just outside of Gilroy, Sargent Ranch is home to critical plant and animal life. Yet the land was purchased in auction by an investor group located in San Diego. The group is bent on building an open sand and gravel...

Letter: No-cost mattress disposal exists for Gilroy residents

In response to “Gilroy needs accessible mattress disposal site” (Gilroy Dispatch, Letters, Jan. 8), The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program shares the author’s enthusiasm for establishing a permanent collection site in the city. Our staff is working diligently to make this possible...

Letter: This is what makes Gilroy a great place to live

On Jan. 20 around 9am, I was walking dogs at Miller and Fourth. I noticed a set of keys lying in the street. I picked them up and saw that they included a Lexus key and home or office keys.  I called the police emergency...

Letter: VTA refuses to change

When Don Gage was chair of VTA, it won "Worst in the Nation" Status from the MIT Study of all the Nation's Transit Agencies.  Despite three Grand Jury indictments, they refuse to change. It's darn the torpedoes—full steam ahead. They worship Emperor Transit First, despite...

Letter: Pay tribute to Scotty’s

We are long-time customers of more than 20 years who loved Scotty’s Restaurant. We feel that there should be way more tribute to owner Gracie and her beloved husband who has passed. My husband and I are approaching our 60s now. Unfortunately, there are not...