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Proud of emerging young artists

“I am an artist.” – Fatima Martinez-Gamez, age 7.

GUSD cracks whip on transfers

Parents who attempt to skirt the Gilroy Unified School District's residency requirements – which dictate what high school a student must attend – should keep in mind: Administrators are cracking down against dishonesty. 

Election roster lengthens

UPDATE: James Pace, Director of Land Development for Pembrook Development and father of two children attending GUSD schools, filed candidacy papers with the Santa Clara County Registrar's Office Aug. 9. Check back soon for more details.

Rebeca Armendariz makes bid for Council seat

Community activist and long-time Gilroy resident recently announced that it's "time to take the plunge," to run for City Council, adding a fifth Council hopeful vying for one of three available seats. 

Council will talk keeping SV pool open – again

After months of debate between City Council and the Gilroy Unified School District, Council plans to explore the possibility of taking ownership of the swimming pool at South Valley Middle School during their regular meeting on Monday.

Pinheiro, Tucker say re-vote unlikely on city-school tax

Despite the fact Gilroy City Council shot down a possible joint city-school sales tax that would help safeguard the Gilroy Unified School District from a possible $8.1 million cut in state funding next year, some school board trustees haven't dismissed the possibility of pushing for a re-vote on the measure. It could yield up to $11.5 million annually depending on a 0.25, 0.50 or 1 percent local sales tax increase.

Community rallies to save violin program

A popular “gem” of a program that’s turned hundreds of elementary students into budding violinists for the past 13 years is threatened with a $17,000 budget cut that could slice the program in half.

A graduation for the books

It was a full house inside the Gavilan College Theater May 29, as Mt. Madonna Continuation High School held its annual graduation ceremony.

Forum on future charter school scheduled in Hollister

A Gilroy-based charter school with plans to open a similar charter school in Hollister is hosting an educational forum June 13 at Paine's Restaurant.

Council to consider banning smoking in parks

During Monday night’s regular meeting at 6 p.m. City Council plans to vote on a proposed ordinance that will prohibit smoking in public parks except for in designated smoking areas.