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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee, a 30-year-plus law enforcement veteran, found himself the victim of a crime when someone stole his personal vehicle April 27, according to police. The chief’s service firearm and badge, among other personal items, were inside...
Federal and regional authorities last week arrested a suspect who has been on the run since he killed a victim in Gilroy in November 2017, according to police. On April 19, agents from the the Bay Area OCS-Fugitive Apprehension Team...
A student armed with a kitchen knife at Gilroy High School prompted an evacuation and standoff with police. On Friday, April 27, Gilroy Police responded to a report that a student was brandishing a knife inside a classroom, according to...
Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee, a 30-year-plus law enforcement veteran, found himself the victim of a crime when someone stole his personal vehicle April 27, according to police. The chief’s service firearm and badge, among other personal items, were inside...
Nearly two months after the death of Steven Juarez in police custody, friends and family of the Gilroyan are not giving up in their effort to demand answers from City Hall and its police department. Specifically, Juarez’ family—consisting of several...
California Highway Patrol officers last week issued four citations for motorists who failed to stop for school buses in an enforcement operation in unincorporated Gilroy. Authorities said they also issued one verbal warning, and educated an “untold” number of motorists,...
The City of Gilroy, in its first comment in a month, this week reminded the public that the investigation into the death of Steven Juarez, who died in Gilroy police custody Feb. 25, is still in process. “This investigation is...
The family of Gilroy resident Steven Juarez and about 100 neighbors and friends took to downtown streets on Saturday morning, March 10, demanding answers about last month’s death of the 42-year-old while in police custody. The emotion-laden "Justice for Stevie"...
For local activists and the survivors of Steven Juarez, a chief source of danger in some Gilroy neighborhoods is that entity that is supposed to keep them safe—the Gilroy Police Department. In response to the death of Juarez while in...
Every year 19 people are randomly selected from a pool of interested applicants for the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury, :to be the magnifying glass for the community into the inner workings of their local government.” The jurors are...

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Candidates have plans for downtown

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Holsclaw Road: From Gold Rush to the Civil War

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