China shut the country down. We don't even shut schools and cruise lines. How smart is that? Let's get serious.
W. Middlefield Road
Free meal program
It is exciting to read that Santa Clara County is piloting a free breakfast and lunch program schoolwide in two participating schools. Having worked with foster youth who benefit from free lunch programs, youth have shared with me that it is the stigma of participating in a free lunch program that causes them to forgo the free meal and not eat during the school day. This, in turn, decreases their school attendance and decreases their school performance.
A free meal program schoolwide would erase the stigma and create a fair playing field for all students. In a county where 1 in 3 students experiences food insecurity, this would dramatically benefit the youth in this county, both nutritionally and academically, as the correlation between physical health and academic performance is indisputable.
Erica Van Skike
San Jose State University social worker
RV lots will bring more RVs
Mountain View has decided to be a sanctuary city for RVs. The "safe parking" lots will take a small flock of existing RVs off the street so a new gaggle of RVs can move in. What shortsighted half-measure will our politicians come up with then?
Thanks to Mike and Ray
Ever since moving back to Mountain View five years ago, I have been walking my dogs every morning at beautiful Rengstorff Park.
After a couple of years of walking my dogs at the park, I sent a letter to the Mountain View Voice thanking all the maintenance people who worked to keep the park looking so great.
Since then I have learned that it's Mike and Ray who are responsible for keeping Rengstorff Park looking so beautiful. It's hard for me to believe that two guys can accomplish the job. I have a hard time keeping my small yard looking as good as the park and I am retired with time on my hands. So thanks again Mike and Ray for all your hard work! And thanks for the yard care advice you have given me from time to time.
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