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June 14, 2021

Letter: No more RV parks in San Martin

New and expanded RV parks are not what South County needs or wants near our homes and in open space. In the unincorporated areas of South County, most of the areas are zoned Rural Residential (RR), which means you may build a new home...

Letter: More education is needed on cannabis

Over a period of 111 years, cannabis has taken the blame for addiction, violence, and the degradation of our youth. But cannabis is a plant and has existed on this planet for thousands of years. It has been used by cultures around the world...

Letter: We can do better for our children

As a parent and proponent of social justice, I am underwhelmed by the reopening strategy facilitated by the Morgan Hill Unified School District.  The official return to campus and in-person instruction occurred on April 12, as reflected in the Morgan Hill Times. I wholeheartedly support...

Letters: Immigrants are essential

US culture enriched by immigrants The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants for many years. In CA our economy and way of living depend on field workers many of whom are immigrants.  Our culture has been enriched by the new foods, music, art and life...

Letter: Every day is Earth Day

The cooling shade of trees. Our old dog knows it best. The value of a tree arching shade over the sidewalk and spilling into the asphalt road, cooling. A place to rest we haltingly walk, amble from cool patch to cool patch moving slowly...

Letter: ‘Boondoggles Bonfire’

For Amtrak's 50th birthday, instead of lighting 50 candles, we ought to give recognition to the taxpayers and have one candle for each dollar in taxpayers' subsidies that have been paid to it. Of course, then if we start that annual tribute, to be fair,...

Letters: Just say ‘no’ to cannabis business in Morgan Hill

Maintain prohibition of retail cannabis A request was made in a recent Morgan Hill City Council meeting to “revisit the cannabis discussion.” The lengthy and thorough exploration of this issue conducted by the City in 2019 and subsequent vote by council to maintain the prohibition...

Guest view: Could carbon pricing help solve the climate crisis?

The summer of 2020 will always be remembered as the season of the largest, most destructive wildfires in the history of California. Our Golden State lost over 4 million acres that were ravaged by more than 8,200 fires. Thirty-one lives were lost, along with...

Letter: Kindness wins

Last week, someone left two bunches of daffodils and a card with a note: "You are appreciated!" at the front door of the Buddhist Community Center on Murphy Avenue. Thank you very much! We treasure such kind gestures when anti-Asian sentiments and acts are now...

Guest view: Who’s exempt from parcel taxes in Santa Clara County?

If you’re a homeowner, you’re about to pay your second installment of property taxes on your home. These taxes need to be paid by April 10. This assessment continues to grow longer, costlier and more confusing every year. This year my assessment has 18...