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February 26, 2024

Letter: ‘Santa to the Rescue’ spreads the holiday cheer

Fred Tovar gilroy city council
Ho! Ho! Ho, Gilroy! As the holiday spirit takes a hold of our town, I am overjoyed to announce the upcoming “Santa to the Rescue” extravaganza! This special event is all about spreading warmth and festive cheer for families in need. Once again, it...

Spoking My Mind: The most wonderful time of the gear

lighted bike spoking my mind
Hooray! We made it to another December! Covid appears to be dropping further and further behind, not unlike Cycle Guy on a group ride. Still, let’s all remember to stay vigilant, be wise, care for ourselves and others…and ride on! According to the latest intel...

Guest View: State keeps expanding school curricula while key subjects need improvement

Recently, the attorney general’s office completed paperwork for an initiative that, if qualified for the 2024 ballot and approved by voters, would require California’s nearly 6 million public school students to take a course in personal finance. The proposal, by an organization called Californians for...

Letter: Congress is to blame for failures

The cartoon in the Nov. 17 issue solely blamed Republicans for a potential government shutdown. I'm surprised and disappointed the Dispatch would run such a one-dimensional editorial without any counterpoint. There are 535 members of Congress, 271 Republicans and 264 Democrats, whose primary job is...

Letter: Get vaccinated to save our community

The ignorance from our community is devastating. Even though we were warned of the upcoming rise in RSV, Covid-19 and flu, the vaccination rate is the lowest it has ever been.  We need to increase vaccine rates for everyone, especially pregnant people. Making vaccines more...

Guest View, Fred Tovar: Saluting the pillars of Gilroy

Fred Tovar gilroy city council
As we bid farewell to 2023, I, Fred M. Tovar, a proud member of the Gilroy City Council, would like to take a moment to extend profound gratitude to the unsung heroes who relentlessly contribute to the well-being and vitality of our community—the dedicated...

Letter: Make rapid bus routes more frequent

Fantastic! I was thrilled to read the Sept. 14 article about the Caltrain expanding weekday service to four trains from Gilroy to San Jose and other destinations in the Bay Area. Still, there's a strong need for more reliable bus services to access San Jose...

Letter: Gun violence needs to be addressed now

I know the Dispatch would rather deal with local issues, but we need to address the problem of guns and the growing issue of gun culture and the growing problem that the issue has caused in the country right now. It could be the...

Guest view: Valley Water makes progress at Anderson Dam

It has been just over two years since Valley Water broke ground at Anderson Dam with the promise to protect the public and secure Santa Clara County’s water supply. Since then, our agency has made tremendous progress on this vital public safety and water...

Letter: Transportation options are inching forward

With the addition of a fourth weekday commuter train from Gilroy to San Francisco and now the return of weekday bus service from Gilroy to the Salinas Intermodal Transit Center, transit options from the Gilroy Transit Center are picking up! The added Caltrain service...

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