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July 14, 2020

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...

Proposed sales tax

So we need to increase taxes to ensure that our fire and police protection are adequate for our great city? No one can argue that we need good fire and police protection, but why do we need more?  We need more because our infrastructure...

High-Speed Rail is monstrosity

Here is my comment on your Bullet Train article on May 10, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Golden Spike Ceremony: I was disturbed by your lack of fair treatment of both...

Reinforcing the future

Last month I was invited to photograph remnants from Gilroy’s past, several fragments of circus posters from the 1800s revealed when rafters were exposed during renovations at 7533 Monterey Street, once the home of Mafalda’s Bridal Shop. As the circuses involved operated in the...

Join 4-H!

Congratulations to the new youth executive board of San Martin 4-H Club. With this great youth team, our club will strive for a successful year. The executive board will keep the meetings running smoothly and plan fun events for our members to enjoy throughout...

Moon landing saved Joe

On July 20, 1969—50 years ago—a team of about five American soldiers was surrounded by what seemed like hundreds of Vietnamese. As the enemy closed in, all the brave Americans could do was hunker down and wait for the inevitable—scared,  as flashbacks of home...

Support pump track

Our nonprofit organization is beginning its fundraising drive to create an approved bicycle pump track in Gilroy. The Gilroy City Council last October allowed Garlic City BMX to start planning and seeking donations toward the track, set to be...

Mt. Madonna archery range

Santa Clara County has improved the Mt. Madonna archery practice range, the flat portion by the parking lot where you sight in your bow. However, 30 percent of the course has now been declared unsafe by ignorant county employees. Despite no accidents...

Black Hole Bullet Train

Well of course we understand why those who reap the money from the ill-advised Supermassive Black Hole Bullet Train keep on rolling, churning up work to justify their salaries, etc., but why do local leaders allow the taxpayers to be abused by...