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July 11, 2020

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...

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...

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...

A hero’s family

When Frank Parra Sanchez passed away at the end of the year, Gilroy lost one of its heroes. According to his brother Ed Sanchez, USAF (ret.) Korean War vet, Frank was on Omaha Beach on D-Day. A month earlier in 1944 my Uncle Ben was...

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...

Give to Operation Interdependence

As area manager, I’m grateful for the article written about Operation Interdependence (OI) in the Nov. 9 Dispatch. If you have not seen it, pull it up online and read about all that this volunteer-based, 501(c)3 organization has done to support our...

Winery Association looks ahead to ’19

To the editor, It was wonderful to see the excitement at the polls. While people were out voting in the midterms, local winery owners were also voting on our new board and officers for 2019. I have been...

Gilroy needs open spaces

As election season is in full swing, please ensure that you are educated about the candidates and issues that you are considering. Please read through the rhetoric with a critical eye and react with factual evidence and not emotion.

Council listens to the people

I was born in Gilroy 70 years ago and raised my family here, so I’ve seen lots of changes to our small town. I’ve always cared about what happens in Gilroy and dedicated many years of service to the community. I served...

Drop Gilroy-Hollister rail idea

While everyone agrees that restoration of passenger service from Gilroy to Hollister would benefit San Benito County residents, I believe it is error to plan to fund it in the same manner as our sister counties do. It would be cheaper for...