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Absence of cabs hurts
SJ airport’s image

Taxicab assistance is absolutely inadequate at Mineta San Jose Global Airport.

On a the latest return to San Jose airport, my spouse and I required to use a taxi to get property simply because we know their drivers fork out a significant rate to assistance the airport – unlike Uber and Lyft. When we remaining the terminal, we anticipated to see a line of taxis waiting. Alternatively, we uncovered a see that said to go to Decide up Station #1 for taxis. We created it throughout the lanes of traffic to the pick-up station and identified a notice posted that mentioned we must simply call a taxi company for select up. This is surely an unfriendly welcome to San Jose for arriving travellers.

How can San Jose airport think about alone a entirely useful airport when taxi service is so tricky to obtain? It’s unfair to the taxi motorists and to passengers who really should moderately hope taxis at the completely ready.

Carol Wilson-Linney
San Jose

Fund condition software
to quell gun violence

Very last week, our neighborhood shed a number of victims to gun violence. Way too generally violence brings about suffering and ache, and leaves behind long lasting traumatic impacts on households and communities. We have to have motion to handle gun violence with widespread-perception solutions that work. Clean Lifelines for Youth is a alternative. FLY gives teens with applications, mentors and lifestyle skills to disrupt the effects of violence in communities. Previous yr, 100% of youth who participated in FLY’s CAFA Mentor Method did not maintain a new juvenile justice offense. Also, 87% of youth who have participated with FLY have fewer unmet requirements, generating them much less likely to get caught in the pipeline to jail.

One crucial source of funding for these plans is California Violence Intervention and Prevention funding. Communities that gained CalVIP grants in 2018 observed homicides reduce almost a few occasions additional than those people with out CalVIP assistance. Throughout California, programs like FLY perform and preserve life CalVIP needs extensive-phrase sustainable funding.

Cassidy Higgins
Milpitas

New city landscaping
irresponsible in drought

I was tremendously astonished to see all of the vegetation and trees currently being put in together the Lark Avenue and Los Gatos Boulevard medians around the North Forty improvement in Los Gatos provided the dire drought ailments reported by the media and drinking water district officers.

Evidently, whilst the residents are predicted to just take drastic steps to lessen h2o utilization, the city officials felt that approving landscaping options that will result in prolonged-phrase drinking water use and upkeep expenses (on the taxpayer’s greenback) was prudent. You should bear in mind this when election time rolls around.

Invoice Hubbard
Los Gatos

Trump’s praise for Putin
demonstrates further dilemma

Previous President Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sheds mild on his past record.

Trump acquired sizeable help from Russia in the 2016 presidential election for the purpose of undermining democracy listed here and overseas. Trump’s longstanding partnership with Russia was leveraged by Putin to further more his objectives of weakening the NATO alliance and relations with EU members. Trump denigrated European allies routinely, sided with Putin at the Helsinki Summit versus FBI conclusions of Russian election interference and withheld navy assist to Ukraine when making an attempt to extort individual favors and exonerate Russia in its involvement in election interference.

Trump’s irrepressible sample of complicity with Putin’s goals is outside of question. His presidency remaining an open invitation for Putin to invade Ukraine, whether or not Trump was re-elected for a next expression or not. Putin was emboldened just after the heinous coup try of Jan. 6, a clear signal of Trump’s best endeavor to subvert democracy.

Warren Seifert
Gilroy

Potshots at Biden arrive
off as Putin assistance

Invoice Graham (“Poland speech affirms Biden unsuited for disaster,” Letters to the Editor, Website page A12, April 3) picks on President Joe Biden’s speech impediment and blasts him as remaining as well sturdy on Putin.

Is this the cry of the professional-Putin Republicans – finding on our wartime president? Biden has revealed clarity of goal and unified the western globe towards a madman. To appease, to cower and disguise is not a viable method.

Dave Clark
San Mateo