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Jeers for Councilman and mayoral candidate Peter Arellano who threw a tantrum and stormed out of a City Council meeting Monday night after coming out on the short end of a 4-1 vote. Our local elected officials have to have thick skin and possess the judgment to know what battles to pick and when to let go. Those attributes are especially valuable when the going gets a little rough. And those skills are absolutely necessary for the next mayor who has the unenviable task of “putting Humpty Dumpty” back together again. The Council is fractured and listless. This is just the latest example – and a really bad one from someone who says he’s ready to lead the city?
Last fall, Gilroy Police wrapped up the 39-agency, 16-month undercover sting known as Operation Garlic Press that culminated with a four-day arrest blitz of 118 suspects – and one year later, police say Gilroy streets are safer.
Two suspects detained during the five county-wide sweep spearheaded in Gilroy – coined Operation Garlic Press – pleaded guilty in federal court in San Jose to charges stemming from a multi-agency, law enforcement initiative, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Wednesday.
Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Gavilan College men's basketball player who was one of more than 100 people arrested during "Operation Garlic Press" in October because he was mistakenly identified as a suspect, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.