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November 23, 2020

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Statewide aid for CSU, UC students

After waives of fee hikes and subsequent protests at California’s public universities, students from middle class families could be getting tuition cuts thanks to a state-sponsored Middle Class Scholarship program that will go into effect next school year.

Prop 30: ‘Make it personal’

Parent of three Cheryl Galloway put things into perspective from a student’s standpoint during a community forum Tuesday night on a proposed ballot initiative intended to help fund schools.

Coe Park advocates ‘cautiously optimistic’

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two major legislative measures that mandate a number of funding and oversight improvements to California State parks, but the road to regaining the faith of a group of local outdoor enthusiasts - who fundraised a quarter of a million dollars to keep Henry Coe Park in South County open to the public - is going to be an arduous hike.

Red Phone: Masks in public are not illegal

“Dear Red Phone, Twice recently I have seen a sign-twirler for one of those temporary Halloween stores that pop up every year holding a sign on the corner of 10th and Camino Arroyo (and in Morgan Hill on Cochrane Road). My problem is, these sign-twirlers wear full masks, you know those scary white ones that burglars wear. Isn't it illegal to completely cover your face in public with a mask, even in the festive season of Halloween? Thank you.”

Deep child care cuts

Change can be hard, especially when you’re 4 years old.

Gov. Brown signs high-speed rail bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday authorizing initial construction of California's $68 billion high-speed rail line.

California Senate vote keeps bullet train alive

SACRAMENTO – The state Senate authorized initial funding for California's high-speed rail project, handing a victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration, which have been pushing hard for the first-in-the-nation bullet train.

Convicted of embezzlement, jailed ex-cop collects pension

Convicted ex-cop Ray Wood has a safety net – courtesy of taxpayers and his own contributions toward the state retirement system – to help pay off the restitution he owes for embezzling from the local police union.

District gives green light to pay for parcel tax study

The Gilroy Board of Education unanimously approved a $16,500 contract for a parcel tax feasibility study following heavy deliberation during Thursday’s meeting.

Historic Rispin Mansion given new life

The historic Rispin Mansion, which a year ago was a burnt hulk at risk of being demolished, is looking much better, thanks to an infusion of $648,850 from the city of Capitola.