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October 31, 2020

Letter: PG&E working to reduce shutoffs

At PG&E, we know how disruptive shutoff events are to our customers. This year, we are improving Public Safety Power Shutoffs by making events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for our customers. Our goal is to...

Letter: Accept the voters’ voices

In the 2016 general election, Roland Velasco was elected mayor with two years remaining on his council seat. His seat as a council member was vacated and needed to be filled. The need to fill that seat was known on the night...

Letter: Remembering Gilroy, July 28, 2019

Ah, summer.  The smell of chlorine mixed with sunscreen  surrounds the pool at the neighborhood Y.  Sleeveless. Popsicle tongued children who never age.  The familiar sounds of flip flops flip...

Letter: Young was a bright presence

Your article about Gary Young’s death from Covid really touched me (South Valley, June 12, 2020). Gary was always a bright presence at Orchard Supply, then at Lowe’s. I couldn’t pass him without some mutual recognition; a simple hello or a brief...

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...

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.

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...

Support for BMX

The first annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Garden City BMX on Nov. 16 at Hecker Pass Winery raised over $5,000. Funds generated will be used to fund a planned BMX pump track for the community at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy.

Turn in guns, save lives

After the horrible Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, so many people were wringing their hands and saying, “What can we do?” I think this was actually one of your own headlines in August. The Gun Buy Back on Dec. 14 is an opportunity to make our...

A Sunday without electricity

I awoke Sunday morning in Gilroy to the glowing, rose-colored sun (unfortunately from fires burning to the north), varying sounds of chimes blowing in the wind, happily chirping birds sitting in swaying trees and the rumbling vibrations of generators providing electricity—because as of 9pm...