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Mexican restaurant robbed
– Police are looking for a thief who stole a briefcase filled
with thousands of dollars in cash from a local restaurant early
Saturday morning.
Mexican restaurant robbed

Gilroy – Police are looking for a thief who stole a briefcase filled with thousands of dollars in cash from a local restaurant early Saturday morning.

A thief entered Carnitas Michoacan, at 7484 Monterey St., between 2am and 5am Saturday, Jan. 22, and stole a briefcase from a wall locker. In the briefcase was between $9,000 and $12,000 cash, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Gilroy Police Department at 846-0350.

Two escapees back in custody

Morgan Hill – A week after four residents of the William F. James Boys Ranch escaped after a fight between 14 members of rival gangs at the county Probation Department facility, two of the four are back in custody, this time at Juvenile Hall in San Jose. One of the boys turned himself in and the other was apprehended.

The boys, who were not considered a major threat to the community, according to Chief Probation Officer Sheila Mitchell, escaped from the facility Jan. 12.

Neighbors of the facility, located in a wooded, rural area in northeast Morgan Hill, attended the Morgan Hill City Council meeting Wednesday evening to ask for more communication from the facility about escapes and to demand better security. Last year, there were 100 escapes or attempted escapes.

Morgan Hill Police Chief Bruce Cumming said Thursday that he is anxious to work with the county and the probation department and the neighbors to address the concerns of the neighbors.

The facility is not fenced but is surrounded by a creekbed and has a gate. It is not considered a secure facility. The property has dorms for the boys, classroom facilities, recreation rooms and a dining hall. The boys range in age from 16-18.

Winter Festival slated for Friday

Gilroy – Las Animas School is holding a Winter Festival on Friday, Jan. 28th from 5:30 – 8 pm, at Rod Kelley School on Kern Ave (in the multi-purpose room). There will be a potluck dinner, student performances, arts and crafts, raffle prizes, and a silent auction of class themed baskets. Come join the fun and celebrate with other Las Animas families.

Time to register for spring classes

Gilroy – New and continuing college students, high school students who want to get ahead, home schoolers and adults over 18 can still register for Spring Semester classes at Gavilan College. Classes start the week of Jan. 24, and students may register through Jan. 28. Registration locations and times are as follows:

Gilroy main campus: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., through Thursday from 8am to 7pm; and Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.

Morgan Hill (17060 Monterey Road) and Hollister (365 Fourth Street): through Thursday from 8am to 2pm and 6 to 8pm; Friday from 8am to 5pm.

By phone: (408) -846-3729 from 9am to 10pm, Monday through Friday; No phone registration on Jan. 21.

Get certified to ride a motorcycle

Gilroy – Gavilan College Community Education Department is a State certified provider of the California Motorcycle Safety Program (CMSP) approved by the California Highway Patrol. Training is designed primarily for beginning and inexperienced riders. Our basic course includes 6 hours of classroom and 10 hours of on-cycle instruction. Classes are offered every Thursday evening, Saturday and Sunday year around.

Successful completion is now required by the DMV for any rider under the age of 21 seeking his/her first California motorcycle license.

Registration fees are $198 for students 21 years and over and $150 for students under 21 years of age.

Details: Call the Gavilan College Community Education office at (408) 847-2514 or go to our Web site at www.gavilan.edu/ce

Send news items to City Editor Robert Airoldi. FAX to 842-2206, mail to The Gilroy Dispatch, 6400 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020, or e-mail [email protected]

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