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October 28, 2020

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Dover, Arellano race for Gilroy seat on Gavilan school board

Three seats on the Gavilan College Board of Trustees are up for grabs in the November election, one each in the Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Benito County areas.

Pace will race, after all

The pool of candidates vying for one of four soon-to-be-vacant seats on the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education grew as of of Thursday.

New board at Gilroy Sunrise Rotary

Gilroy Sunrise Rotary introduces the 2012-13 Board of Directors: president Joanie Lewis; secretary, Sue Thurman; treasurer, Laurie Cecaci; past-president, Ronald Welten; president-elect, Tony Marandos; foundation chair, Joan Buckley; membership chair, Jennifer Del Bono; new generations chair, Ben Fuller and scholarship chair, Tim Fortino. Gilroy Sunrise Rotary meets Tuesday mornings, 7 a.m. at the Westside Grill, 8080 Santa Teresa Blvd. Suite 100. To learn more about joining this group of community-supportive Rotarians, visit or call President Lewis at (408) 202-2204.

Breaking: Planning commission approves mosque

The Santa Clara County Planning Commission approved plans to build the Cordoba Center in San Martin – a mosque, cemetery and meeting place for the South Valley Islamic Community – at its meeting late Thursday afternoon, according to Hamdy Abbass, spokesman for SVIC who attended the meeting in San Jose.

Great idea to name rec pool after John Garcia

Four City Council members have saved the swimming recreation day for hundreds of children and families on the east side by voting to repair the South Valley Middle School swimming pool and keep recreation opportunities afloat. Community advocate Shawn Weymouth also floated a fabulous idea: name the pool after the late longtime city recreation department employee, coach and Gilroy community volunteer, John Garcia. Just thinking about the idea makes me smile, as I’m sure it does John. His family would be duly honored. Love the idea.