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February 27, 2024

Guest view: Time to remove police from schools

There comes a time when each of us comes to terms with aspects of life that can change our views and challenge long held beliefs. For me it is the present issue of police in schools (school resource officers).

Letters to the editor: Back to school, Strada Verde

Parents, you MUST ABSOLUTELY let your board members know in no uncertain terms that you want your kids in school this fall. If you don't want your child to go to school then opt for distance learning and see how far behind your child will be at the end of the next school year.

Guest view: Effort to silence health officials must stop

In the middle of a once-in-a-century health crisis and as COVID-19 cases rise sharply across the U.S., public health leaders are under attack.

Guest view: Strada Verde project raises red flags

There are an array of concerning question marks and red flags in the proposal for a massive vehicle testing facility and commercial hub off Highway 25 near the Santa Clara County line.

Letter to the editor: Use resources wisely

Thank you for your front page gift of contrasting portrayals of two local women. I enjoyed this study in character and personality.

Guest view: Newsom’s confusing decrees

Californians are rightfully confused by the rapid, even erratic, changes of course that Gov. Gavin Newsom has steered in recent weeks after drawing praise for his early and straightforward actions in the first days of the public health crisis.

Letter: Make remote meeting access permanent

As a longtime advocate for open government access in San Benito County, though, I can say with certainty that allowing virtual access to public meetings—along with allowing traditional in-person involvement—would improve the level of openness in local government.

Guest view: Essential business needs protection

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an extremely trying situation for essential businesses, which have stepped up in amazing and heroic ways to provide the goods and services that Californians rely on daily.

Guest view: How long can one-man rule last?

As worrisome as those aspects of one-party rule may be, we have now entered still another political phase in California—one-man rule.

Letter to the editor: Must practice inclusion

Latino inclusion begins with growing and harvesting our food going back at least to my childhood in World War Two. At that time, our mother brought us children to pick string beans in a San Jose field near the soon-to-be Hawaiian Gardens.

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