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Downtown winery tasting rooms coming to an empty space near you?
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Well, well … as I write the skies rain down heavy. That’s going to keep the hills grassy green for quite some time. You just never know what Ma Nature has in store. And that’s why it’s tough to be a farmer.

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Ask yourself what the path we’re on leaves for our grandchildren
Posted: June 25, 2012

Charles Dickens began his “Tale of Two Cities” by reflecting that “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. He writes of that past and offers only comparisons to his own time.

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Our community does value our youth
Updated: May 24, 2012 - 4:46 pm

In January of 2011, I shared data from the Search Institute indicating that 35 percent of 4th to 6th graders in Santa Clara County felt the adults in their communities valued children and youth and only 18 percent of our middle and high school students felt valued by the adults in their communities. I urged community members, “let’s ask ourselves what we can do to build positive relationships with our youth.” I am very happy to report that many of our community members and organizations have answered the call.

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Give these kids a chance
Updated: May 09, 2013 - 10:55 am

A few years ago, while taking a hiatus from my law practice, I spent some time working as a substitute teacher in our district.

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Water shortage? No worries, I’ve got this
Posted: March 21, 2014

Not enough rain. Too much rain. Can we ever be satisfied? Well, folks, today let’s talk a little about water. But not a little bit of water. A whole bunch of water. Oops. Excuse me for a minute. Seems every time I think or talk about water, well, you know.

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Music and comedy on my mind
Posted: February 28, 2014

Sometimes, I have difficulty deciding which I like better, comedy or great music. Each has, in its own way, a magical capability to improve my mood and state of mind. A couple of days ago, I was listening to a symphony, Mussorgsky-Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition, on my ancient but superb sounding stereo system. My mind was totally consumed with the power and majesty of composition. I closed my eyes and let the notes take me through the Great Gates of Kiev, totally engrossed. I probably was a Russian Cossack in a past life. If you asked me at that moment, I would have told you that music was my favorite and most enjoyable pastime.

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“Who is Ringo Starr?’ … can you imagine?
Updated: February 14, 2014 - 10:54 am

Now that the holidays are behind us, things have been somewhat quiet and peaceful at the Miller household. The arrival of our granddaughter to live with us has been a joy. Now I have a chance to tell someone my stories, the ones that Lady M says, “If you tell me that story one more time, I’ll.... " - I usually don’t hear the end of that reminder.

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Letters to the editor: Memorial Day ceremony May 25
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 10:47 am

Memories of veterans

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Letter to the editor: Every day becomes a Mother's Day
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 12:47 pm

I wrote the following letter to the Times 26 years ago. It was about my dear sweet and very gentle Mom, written for Mother’s Day. Today with Mother’s Day fast approaching, I want to write one last letter.

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Letter to the editor: Filling pool deemed a 'hardship' during drought?
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Having received, like everyone else in Morgan Hill, the official notice for drought water restrictions I was somewhat perturbed to hear the continued construction of a neighbor’s new pool. Yes we had signed off on it per home owner’s requirements but that was before the dire notice sent out by the city.

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Letters to the editor: Don't discount historical value of Depot Center
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Wildflower run a success

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Letters to the editor: IRS forms, kids news
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Where to get IRS forms?

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Letters to the editor: Cinco de Mayo, school trustee forums
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Wrong decision on T-shirt incident

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Letters to the editor: Unfair HOA parking rules
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Change unfair HOA parking rules

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Letters to the editor: Board of Education and downtown plan
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 11:10 am

Board dysfunction

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Letters to the editor: Trustee forums, Specialized Foundation
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm

MHUSD should continue trustee forums

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Letters to the editor: Complete streets trial, spider art
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Not too late for change

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Letters to the editor: Recycle more water; complete streets failure
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 11:26 am

Don't make Mother Nature recycle our drinking water

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Letters: El Toro Mountain, SEQ, public transit
Updated: February 19, 2015 - 12:44 pm

City encourages illegal trespassing

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Letters to the editor: 'Original Navy SEAL' to speak at Feb. 14 event
Updated: February 13, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Keep growth balanced

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Your letters: City crews step up
Posted: January 22, 2015

City crews step up

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Letters to the editor: Daughters of Charity sale
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Support sale to Prime Healthcare

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Letters to the editor: Southeast Quadrant, Keystone pipeline
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 10:18 am

SEQ costs a form of elder abuse?

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Letter to the editor: Approve hospital sale
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 10:13 am

AG should approve hospital sale

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Letters to the editor: SV Symphony to perform Dec. 14
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 10:55 am

SV Symphony presents holiday concert Dec. 14

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Letter to the editor: Drop off Toys for Tots presents
Posted: November 25, 2014

As the local Edward Jones financial advisor, our company is supporting the Morgan Hill Toys for Tots program by offering our office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.

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Letters: Panther panic, leave Monterey Road alone
Posted: November 20, 2014

Panther Panic

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