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February 26, 2024

Letter: Landline shutdown puts seniors at risk

My mother relies on her landline to communicate. She has a cell phone, but she has trouble using it, and often misplaces it. She needs a phone that always works and that she’s comfortable using; it’s why she’s kept her landline, even as prices...

Letter: Fill the boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

The men and women of CAL FIRE SCU, South County Fire District, and Morgan Hill Fire will be out conducting a Fill the Boot event to benefit MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) on Friday, June 30, Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2.  We will be...

Letter: Keep the arts alive

Art saves lives. Healthy communities have a healthy art scene. From Chicago to Boston to Washington, D.C., to Laguna Beach to San Luis Obispo and now to Gilroy, I have seen and participated in “the magic of art.” Gilroy is a canvas just waiting for more...

Letter: Transforming Gilroy

On Jan. 17, 1984, my wife and I moved from our “small” house in South San Jose to Gilroy with our then-3-year-old son, with another on the way. Before getting married, my wife lived with her family in Saratoga and I grew up in San...

Letter: Students learn about vital ag

Recently, students at Charter School of Morgan Hill (a public school for students primarily living in the southern Bay Area) completed a three-month plant sale project. They started a business from the ground up, learning many aspects of entrepreneurship: marketing, operations, finance, human resources...

Letter: Crime victims in tough spot

In a very recent incident in Gilroy, it appears that the suspect shot and killed the owner of the car, as the suspect was being confronted during an attempt to steal the car. I have had many people ask, “Well, what should we do?”   The correct...

Letter: Proposed sign ordinance harms vision for Gilroy

On Feb. 2, the Gilroy Planning Commission denied the application to erect a 75-foot-tall electronic digital billboard on a 4-3 vote. We all breathed a sigh of relief that our existing ordinance would remain intact. It prohibits both electronic signs and off-site signs not...

Letter: Thank you to wonderful hospital staff

I was recently released from Saint Louise Regional Hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19. I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks for the wonderful and professional treatment received therein. We are indeed privileged to have such a wonderful medical facility in our...

Letter: An electronic cross of fool’s gold

When I spoke to the Planning Commission last month, I spoke against the electronic sign, which was the correct thing to do there. I was looking at the sign from a very granular level, a myopic and focused position which, as I see it,...

Letter: William Shatner loves Gilroy

Last November, spurred by the Gilroy Dispatch story of the return of William Shatner’s wallet, I wrote a piece titled “An Open Letter to William Shatner.” I wanted him to know that, in addition to his wallet adventure, he has two other connections to Gilroy—one...

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