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June 21, 2024

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...

Letter: Electronic billboards are a hazard for drivers

The proliferation of electronic billboards has continued unabated. The billboard industry continues to claim that they have no effect on traffic accidents. Sorry, there are plenty of studies showing the opposite. The University of Alabama conducted a study in 2017 of drivers in both Alabama...

Letter to the editor: Let common sense prevail

Recently the hot topic in the news is the deficit reduction debate. The debate tries to link Social Security to the federal deficit. Social Security plays no direct role in the nation’s deficit. It does not depend on income tax revenue.  It’s true that as...

Letter: Smoke-free dining should be next step

As a child, were you ever the kind of kid to scrunch their nose, and sniff haughtily as you passed by an unbothered smoker? Well, you did this for good reason—other than just despising the smell. My name is Anagha Dogiparthi, and I am...

Letter: Reducing energy costs as natural gas prices rise

West Coast natural gas prices have been rising this winter, and PG&E wants our customers to know their energy bills are likely to rise as a result. PG&E does not control the market prices we pay for natural gas, and we don’t mark up the...

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