Letters to the Editor

Thanks to emergency workers
The September 11 memorial that we attended at the Catholic
Church was a very nice service to remember all the people that died
on that day a year ago. We should learn how to appreciate all these
departments that we never give thanks to
– they have never been recognized for what they do. It had to
take something like Sept. 11 to make us realize how much they do.
We need to give thanks for all these services: police, fire,
sheriff, AMR Ambulance, CDF, Marshal, nurses and other staff from
the hospital, Red Cross and Highway Patrol.
We should always honor them for their service and be there for
them at all times.
Thanks to emergency workers

The September 11 memorial that we attended at the Catholic Church was a very nice service to remember all the people that died on that day a year ago. We should learn how to appreciate all these departments that we never give thanks to – they have never been recognized for what they do. It had to take something like Sept. 11 to make us realize how much they do. We need to give thanks for all these services: police, fire, sheriff, AMR Ambulance, CDF, Marshal, nurses and other staff from the hospital, Red Cross and Highway Patrol. We should always honor them for their service and be there for them at all times.

Eva Reyna

Hollister

Job well done

Recently my car “died” on my way to the supermarket. I subscribe to the California AAA road services and called them for a tow truck. The lady took my information over the phone and said Tiffany Towing would meet me at the car within 45 minutes.

Sure enough, a young man drove up in a Tiffany Tow truck. He asked some questions and proceeded to hook up my car to his truck. He was extremely polite. It appeared he knew exactly the correct equipment to use on my particular automobile. He lined up; tightened and tugged at all the chains and jigs.

Why did I notice all these capabilities? Because a car is usually the second largest purchase a person makes (first being a home). It is very important to my everyday life.

I don’t take for granted this man’s good word. I applaud him as being special. Thank you Jose.

Debra Atlas

Hollister

Goodwin acts to aid horse

We would like to thank Jeff Goodwin, Sheriff’s Deputy for the South County area for his assistance recently. It is great to know that when a situation arises that someone is willing to assess the needs and act accordingly to ensure the well being of either livestock, private property or individuals. Also, thanks goes to Charlie Tobias for his thoughtfulness, kindness and willingness to go the extra mile. Thanks also to everyone else that stayed, helped out and made calls or expressed kind words and actions.

We will not forget your kindness.

Gene, Shana, Blane, and Blaire Strohn

Paicines

Make fines stiffer

It does seem to me that there has been some poor judgment used to make decisions around here. Whose bright idea was it to spend about $1.5 (or was it $1.8 million) on installing those useless bumpy strips on Highway 25? I say useless because not more than two days after the completion of those strips I had to swerve my car onto the dirt shoulder to avoid a head-on collision with someone passing illegally on the highway. I can honestly say that at least every two times I travel on that road I see somebody passing, and I commute to San Jose five days a week.

Now that highway is being repaved so those useless bumpy strips are under six inches of fresh asphalt. Seems to me that money, whatever the actual amount was, would have been better served at the Sheriff’s Office. It would be boring duty, but if that highway had two or three full-time patrol cars doing nothing but driving up and down ticketing speeders and people passing other cars, we would see a lot less of both.

Make it a $1,000 fine for being on the wrong side of the highway in a passing maneuver and start charging people that cause accidents with attempted

murder, and murder for accidents when someone dies. That might make some of these people think twice about passing on Highway 25.

We don’t need bumpy strips down the middle of the highway to make it safe; we need to pony up the money to pay for the people whose job it is to enforce the laws that already exist, and start taking more responsibility for our actions and the results of those actions.

Maybe if that bumpy strip was reinforced with razor wire…yeah the

offending car’s tires would be destroyed, and tires are expensive.

Michael Girouard

Hollister

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