A very good Good Samaritan story: Roadshow

Q: I want to share an experience that started out as scary and upsetting, but had a happy ending. Perhaps you will print this so the Good Samaritan can be acknowledged and thanked.

Barbara Coats, San Jose

A: Good Samaritan stories are always welcome and you have a very good one to share.

Q: On Labor Day weekend, I drove to Mariposa to see friends. On the way home, I stopped at a nice, family run fruit stand on Pacheco Pass for some cherries. When I got home, I realized that I had lost my wallet, probably at the fruit stand. The drive back to the fruit stand during Labor Day traffic did not result in finding my wallet.

After canceling my credit and debit cards, ordering a replacement drivers license and freaking out about the irreplaceable items also in my wallet, I let it go and hoped for the best.

Barbara Coats

A: And the best is what you got.

Q: My wallet appeared in my mailbox the following day in perfect condition and with all contents undisturbed. Imagine my relief and joy. Many thanks to the Good Samaritan who drove to my house in San Jose and left my wallet in my mailbox.

Barbara Coats

A: Your Good Samaritan goes into the Roadshow Hall of  Fame on the first ballot. Hopefully, this person will read your story and provide more details.

Q: I live in Campbell and used the light rail exclusively. I understand they experienced trauma from the violent shooting but it has been a long time to not be able to use the train. When will it be running again?

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A.C., Campbell

A: Soon. The VTA has been working to get light rail service back up and running, prioritizing the more heavily used routes with regional connections. The Green Line to Campbell will be available maybe in a week or so.

Free fares will continue for light rail through Sept. 30.

Q: At the intersection of Bird and Minnesota in San Jose, overhead wires that were added recently now block the traffic light. Is this a temporary situation? Blocking the light seems unacceptable.

Barbara Greco, San Jose

A: Not good indeed. The city hopes to install a yellow border around the signal heads to make the signal more visible later this year.

A long-term solution would be to put those utilities under ground. San Jose’s Public Works department identified this location in its long-term plan to put utilities under ground, but it would require millions of dollars in funding.

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