A grass roots movement to commemorate happy events, such as anniversaries and children's birthdays, has been stonewalled by the "powers that be."
And all in a positive vein.
They are a fun art form; sorely needed in a world with countless horrible events taking place on a regular basis. Why would anyone cut them down?
These locks have become a tourist attraction for the town. They are not "vandalism." Rather, they are a spontaneous art form and decorative. They bring people together, as well as create a point of interest in our town.
There is currently a threat to cut them down from the bridge by Jan. 31.
Locks such as these decorate bridges across the world, including Paris, Venice, Seville, etc. Even Russia and China allow love locks! Not Los Gatos?
I find it ironic the town allows a gun shop to open, but feels that commemorating happy events in life is vandalism!
—By Tim and Carolyn Du Clos