stores should serve to remind Morgan Hill residents one thing:
wonderful little town
may not be so wonderful when it comes to violent crime. People
need to get their heads out of the sand and realize that violent
crime is alive and well right here in Morgan Hill. A poll in this
paper indicated that 70 percent of residents say they feel less
safe here than they did a year ago. Don’t believe me? Look at
in the paper. Take a look at the graffiti (read: gang activity)
that has resurged in recent months. Flag down a Morgan Hill police
officer and ask what is happening in your neighborhood
– you may not like the answer.
Residents need to take positive steps to protect themselves
The recent cowardly parking lot attacks at local stores should serve to remind Morgan Hill residents one thing: our “wonderful little town” may not be so wonderful when it comes to violent crime. People need to get their heads out of the sand and realize that violent crime is alive and well right here in Morgan Hill. A poll in this paper indicated that 70 percent of residents say they feel less safe here than they did a year ago. Don’t believe me? Look at the “Police Blotter” in the paper. Take a look at the graffiti (read: gang activity) that has resurged in recent months. Flag down a Morgan Hill police officer and ask what is happening in your neighborhood – you may not like the answer.
Residents need to take positive steps to protect themselves from these criminal cowards. When these violent attacks occurred, if any of those victims had in their possession a legal handgun for protection, Morgan Hill might now have one less kidnapper/sexual predator to worry about.
Unfortunately, the ability to obtain a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun in the county and state is practically impossible. Instead we are assigned as prey to violent felons who know their chance of coming up against a citizen legally armed and able to protect themselves is practically zero. Thus, criminals are given license to roam freely, while us “victims” are left to act like scared bunnies, living in fear, venturing out only during the light of day, and avoiding certain streets and neighborhoods.
As for your ability to protect yourself, do not expect things to get better soon. The “hope and change” Hussein Administration is rapidly acting on its campaign promises to further restrict law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves by proposing crippling anti-gun legislation. Many in the government, including new Attorney General Eric Holderm, are rabid anti-Second Amendment gun grabbers, intent on gutting your right to protect yourself. Even our beloved Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports restricted gun possession and ownership, all while Di Fi has a concealed weapon permit for “protection” (say hypocrite).
But that’s OK. None of our “elitist” leaders have to worry a bit. They are surrounded by a well-knitted cocoon of constant protection that consists of security personnel carrying guns.
Stan Faulwetter, Morgan Hill
Is the Downtown Music Series going, going, gone?
Once again the Downtown Music Series is being taken from us, and being held at the Community Center.
If we want the series to stay on 2nd and Monterey where it has been for 16 years, we need to act. In order for this to continue to be the “Street Dance” we have come to love, it is a must to let the Chamber of Commerce know how you feel.
Think of what this will do to the already struggling downtown business owners who rely on the series to bring people into their stores and restaurants.
Call the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce and let your voice be heard, it’s never too late to do the right thing and support our beautiful, cozy little downtown. Will Taste Of Morgan Hill be next?
Patty Curtis, Morgan Hill
Downtown Music Series move is a plus for the community
The Morgan Hill community is looking forward to once again enjoying the benefits of living in a small town. In about two more months, June 5th to be exact, lawn chairs, blankets and families with kids and strollers, will gather every Friday night to enjoy the great local bands of the Friday Night Music Series. This event is now in its 16th year and has grown out of its location on West 2nd and Monterey Street.
Still in the downtown, the Friday Night Music Series has moved to the Community and Cultural Center, with all its built-in benefits. The venue has a fabulous amphitheater and will be the perfect environment for this weekly summer event. It can now grow with safety for our audience – the prime concern. Some manpower will be needed to take care of set-up and clean-up. The stage is state-of-the-art and restrooms are already on site.
Picnicking is permitted so call ahead to your favorite restaurant to pick up dinner to go. Parking is plentiful and you can stroll to the open shops and eat in our wonderful restaurants after the concert. This will be a positive change. No street closures and traffic problems for our downtown businesses.
Mark your calendars, beginning June 5th when “Tiger Cubs” kicks off another great summer season in downtown Morgan Hill.
Lorraine Welk, Morgan Hill resident and member of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
A heartfelt thanks goes out to firemen who helped
On April 1, we noticed smoke in our garage. The fire department came out to diagnose and extinguish smoldering lint in our dryer. I would like to thank my neighbors, Gene Ciraullo and Conchi Garcia for their help and kindness. In addition, I would like to thank the South Santa Clara County Fire District for their prompt and professional service. I didn’t get the names of the firemen, or supervisors who were here, but I do have their business card that reads “The South Santa Clara County Fire District is dedicated to provide professional customer service through performance and accountability.” I have never read a more accurate statement. My family cannot thank you gentlemen enough.
Dawn Peru, San Martin