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March 3, 2024

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...

Letters to the Editor: Day Road needs sidewalk, donate to overseas troops

Day Road sidewalk could save a life It is time we address the lack of a sidewalk on Day Road leading from Monterey Highway to Christopher High School on Santa Teresa Road. The only articles you have written addressing issues around Christopher High School is...

Letter: Cost for SROs is well worth students’ safety

Councilmember Zach Hilton has been very public in sharing his belief that school resource officers are detrimental to our schools. He recently retweeted a tweet blaming an SRO for not stopping a mass shooting from happening at Oxford High where four students were killed...

Letter: Gilroy needs accessible mattress disposal site

The State of California has a program called Bye Bye Mattress. It allows anyone to drop off waste mattresses and box springs at disposal sites. The state charges a fee on the sale of every new mattress to pay for the program.  Gilroy does not...

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 reduce the number of customers affected...

Letter: Healing together

Another mass shooting. Another group of individuals and families trying to come to terms with an incomprehensible grief. And while this tragedy did not happen within our small community of Gilroy, it took place in our larger community that we call home. I am currently...

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 them? Who...

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...

Letters: Seniors should be treated better

Seniors should be treated better As a former volunteer at Gilroy Senior Center Gift Shop, it is terribly disturbing the spin your article put on the city closing the gift shop. The seniors were not offered another room to run a shop. That building I...

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