Local Digest 10/5

City Council donates to hurricane relief efforts

Gilroy – City council voted Monday to send $23,835.50 to the American Red Cross to assist hurricane victims.

Councilmen Bob Dillon and Craig Gartman voted against the measure, which passed 4-2, arguing that local officials should not dip into city coffers when Gilroyans already have a proven record of generosity. They pointed out that the city will hold a Live Aid benefit concert Oct. 22 to support the Red Cross.

The City Council donation is part of a county-wide effort to donate 50 cents per resident to the Red Cross for hurricane relief.

Del Buono vandals arraigned

San Martin – Three of four teens charged with vandalizing Antonio Del Buono Elementary School this summer were formally arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court Tuesday.

Jacob Cortes, 18, of Morgan Hill, and Christian Javier, 18, David Sanchez, 18, and Jorden Newton, 18, all of Gilroy, were arrested Aug. 4 for breaking into the school and setting off fire extinguishers in the hallways and offices. The four have been charged with stealing fire extinguishers from the school, misdemeanor vandalism, and one count of petty theft, according to District Attorney Frank Carrubba.

Newton has an additional felony vandalism count from a prior arrest for vandalizing the same school in March.

Javier was absent from court Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his failure to appear. The next court date is set for Nov. 1.

Hearing continued for suspect

San Martin – The preliminary hearing for Rogelio Roberto Garcia Jr., who is charged with the murder of Jeffrey Lamar Garner, was postponed until Oct. 27.

Autopsy results show Garner died of a head wound caused by a metal pipe to the head on July 3. Garcia was arrested without altercation at the scene.

One weekend to see ‘Ruthless’

Gilroy – The Odyssey Theatre Company of Gilroy High School will be performing “Ruthless! The Musical” four more days at the Gilroy High School Theater. The proceeds go toward replacing the lighting system in the GHS theater. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

Showtimes: Thursday,Friday, and Saturday, at 8pm; and Sunday, at 7pm.

Details: 333-9065. or [email protected]

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