Brad Kava

Brad Kava is a longtime journalist and social media enthusiast.

CHP officers take on rude and dangerous drivers

An undercover California Highway Patrol officer in a bright florescent yellow shirt was in a crosswalk at Sixth and Eigleberry streets in downtown Gilroy when a silver Chevy raced by, missing him by inches.

10th Street Bridge Project lingers

After a dozen years of planning and talk, the Gilroy City Council recently decided it didn’t have the money to build the much anticipated 10th Street Bridge, which would have connected more than 1,200 new homes in the city’s southwest corridor to Gilroy High School and Highway 101.

Eclipse at the library, mostly a bust

About 100 people gathered outside the Gilroy eclipse viewing party, that was mostly a dud.

City and Police response to sex suit

Police Chief Scot Smithee and Mayor Roland Velasco responded Friday to a suit that alleges members of the department had sex parties, exposed themselves in front of minors and harassed a female employee who wouldn't take part in the activities and warned others about them.

Glen View Elementary gets a new principal

Glen View Elementary School will start the school year with a new principal, Christine Pereira Vasquez, who replaces seven-year veteran Corina Sapien.

Help Wanted: Need to write fine lines

Santa Clara County is looking for someone who rhymes...or not.

City will cut and plant new trees

Gilroy officials responded to winning a suit against a resident who wanted the city to stop cutting 235 trees until it gets a second assessment of whether they truly need to be cut.

Law Enforcement Dance Off Was a Big Hit in Gilroy

Tuesday's National Night Out drew thousands of families to downtown Gilroy, a crowd many estimated to be much larger than last year's edition of the annual event.

New dam could stop floods and save fish

In the wake of half a decade of drought and torrential rains last winter, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is proposing an $800 million dam that will make the Pacheco Reservoir 25 times bigger and ease droughts and floods, the district says.

Protecting Undocumented Workers in Gilroy

A grassroots group of more than 50 Gilroyans was told that the city police department hasn’t and will not enforce federal immigration law Tuesday night at a meeting at South Valley Middle School.