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‘Avoid’ campaign nets 25 DUI drivers
Gilroy
– With the department’s tally complete, Gilroy police officials
said officers arrested 25 people for driving under the influence
during the holiday season.
‘Avoid’ campaign nets 25 DUI drivers

Gilroy – With the department’s tally complete, Gilroy police officials said officers arrested 25 people for driving under the influence during the holiday season.

The department, along with the California Highway Patrol and county Sheriff’s office, stepped up its focus on drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs by increasing the number of officers on patrol, holding a sobriety checkpoint and deploying teams specifically make DUI arrests. Last year, Gilroy police arrested 20 drunken drivers.

Each year during December through the new year holiday, law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County join efforts to educate the public about and prevent driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, in a campaign called “Avoid the 13.”

The campaign ran from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2 of this year.

Animals looking for loving homes

Morgan Hill – The Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter need families for the homeless animals at the shelter and in foster homes.

Visit the petfair from noon to 5pm Saturday and Sunday at Petco in Morgan Hill.

Details: 683-4186 or visit the Web site at www.fosmas.org.

Good planning is key to successful business

Gilroy – Good planning is the basis of any successful business start-up, and a necessity for a loan application.

A Gavilan College workshop teaches students how to focus on a marketing plan, financial projections and a strategic plan to put your business on the road to success.

The workshop will be held from 6 to 9pm Monday at the Gavilan College SBDC offices in the Dry Creek Village Center, 8351 Church Street, Building E. Registration begins at 5:45pm.

The cost for this three-hour workshop is $30 (includes price of workbook) payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please pre-register at (408) 847-0373.

‘Forever Broadway’ now playing at GHS

Gilroy – See the Winter Children’s Theater production of “Forever Broadway,” the all dancing, all singing musical celebrating 100 years of Broadway. Put on by the City of Gilroy Community Services Department and John Bisceglie, it runs Jan. 14 through 30, at the Gilroy High School Theater.

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm. A special Sunday evening performance will play Jan. 16. All tickets are $11 at the door and all proceeds benefit City of Gilroy Youth programs.

Details, or to make reservations, call 846-8836.

Investigators searching for family of victim

San Jose – The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office is searching for the family of Noé Martinez Resendiz, who was struck and killed while crossing a San Jose street on New Year’s Eve.

Resendiz, 37, a San Jose resident, is 5-foot-10, with black hair, brown eyes and a mustache. He was wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt and brown pants at the time of the accident. His last known address was 1040 S. 12th St. in San Jose, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

He was crossing South King Road near Enesco Way at 7:20pm on New Year’s Eve when he was stuck by a Mercedes-Benz driven by 19-year-old Stephanie Truong of San Jose, who has arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are searching for anyone acquainted with Resendiz or who knows how to contact his family.

Anyone with information may contact Coroner’s Detective Brian Washburn at 793-1900, or 808-4400 (24 hours).

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