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January 17, 2022

Letter to the editor: Wisdom without intelligence

In one of my previous letters, I mentioned that tolerance does not equal acceptance. I would also submit itelligence does not always equal wisdom.  As our elected and appointed officials continue to make policy regarding the pandemic and an attempt to get past it, they...

Letter to the editor: Shameful comparison

According to local media, San Juan Bautista Mayor Leslie Jordan, at the gay pride flag raising on May 29, compared the LGBTQ community to other marginalized groups who led the way to equality in California, including the Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated during WWII. A review...

Letter: Rely on science, facts

State health officials confirm Gov. Newsom’s announcement that on June 15 the state will reopen for businesses, events and schools because cases are down and vaccinations are up. That is awesome!  Yet, another letter writer does not think so. Mr. Logue seems to be opposed...

Letters: Get vaccinated

Get vaccinated What better place to locate a vaccine clinic for ages 12 and up than at a middle school. Kudos to San Benito County Health Department for scheduling this Covid-19 vaccine clinic at Rancho San Justo Middle School on Rancho Dr. on Tuesday and...

Letter: Let’s work together to vaccinate the world

Will another Dr. Jonas Salk bring an end to this Covid pandemic? Have people not known or have forgotten what living in a polio epidemic was like? Let me remind you. A lifetime of paralysis, iron lung living or death were proximate outcomes for...

Letters: Immigrants are essential

Immigrants are essential 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 experiences of...

Letter: Let’s keep winning

“I just wanted them to feel what it’s like to win,” said Bryan Smith, Baler football coach. I think that’s the way San Benito County residents should feel because our SBC Health Department announces that about 24% of us have been fully vaccinated. That...

Letter to the editor: Masks are worse than tyranny

According to the April 11 San Jose Mercury News, there have been 30,960,646 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 558,755 deaths for a case fatality rate of 1.8%—meaning 98.2% of all people who get Covid will not die from it. California’s is...

Letter: Abolish the COG

Motorists are paying more than 102% of the cost of highway construction and maintenance with our gas taxes. Meanwhile, transit riders are paying only about 1% of all costs, fixed, capital and operational of their transit rides. Most bus seats are transported empty in SBC,...

Letters to the editor: Covid-19 restrictions; Health Foundation

Hold them accountable With the loosening up of some of the unconstitutional Covid restrictions that have been implemented in California, it’s important that we don’t let up with the pressure campaign on all of our elected and appointed officials.  The governor, our state representative, state senator,...