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July16, 2020

Letter to the editor: Sense of community

Our deepest sorrow and sympathy is extended to the victims and families of those shot and otherwise injured at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. We honor and thank the men and women who acted quickly to help shelter and comfort those at the event.

Editorial: Mental illness doesn’t explain gun violence

The notion that mental illness drives the current spate of mass shootings is a dangerous oversimplification.

Editorial: Reclaim our public spaces

We have read about the horrific incidents around the country for years now. Locations like Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas Strip and Parkland have been etched into our collective memory and will be henceforth associated with senseless loss of life. Never for a moment did we expect Gilroy or the Garlic Festival to join that list.

Photographer’s Notebook: From the front lines

And I tell that guy and anyone else who will listen that this is my town. That I know people who were out there. That students I have followed on the field who had volunteered to work the festival had ended up running for their lives.

Guest view: Pipeline improves water system

This pipeline restoration project allows Valley Water to reduce our carbon footprint, saving energy and lessening operating costs by reducing the need to pump water from San Luis Reservoir.

Causes of Refugee Crisis

I have introduced legislation to address the root causes of the refugee crisis in Central America before it reaches our border: the Northern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act. This is a comprehensive, five-pronged strategy to combat the underlying violence and instability that...

Tragedy impacted entire community

On behalf of the City of Morgan Hill and the Morgan Hill City Council, we would like to express our sincere sympathy and condolences to all involved with and impacted by the tragic event that occurred at the Morgan Hill Ford Store...

Causes of Refugee Crisis

I have introduced legislation to address the root causes of the refugee crisis in Central America before it reaches our border: the Northern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act. This is a comprehensive, five-pronged strategy to combat the underlying violence and instability that...

High-speed rail, one step at a time

California has long been the leader in innovation, bold action and tackling projects that others wouldn’t dream of. The state highway system, BART and the Golden Gate Bridge stand out as prime examples of challenging projects that were seen through, and today...

Cities pledge solutions to homeless crisis

With homelessness worsening, Californians are rightly frustrated that our state, with its abundance of wealth and resources, has not made better progress in helping people get off the streets and into housing. There is plenty of blame to go...