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April 2, 2020

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UPDATE: County supervisor resigns, citing criminal charges

Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa announced he will resign from office, citing his intention to plead guilty to charges filed by authorities Friday related to Shirakawa’s failure to file campaign finance reports and “inappropriate use of (his) county credit card,” according to a resignation letter he submitted Friday morning. 

Wanted man arrested after fleeing from police

Morgan Hill and San Jose police caught up to a man with $1.6 million worth of warrants out for his arrest, after he fled a traffic stop last week, authorities said. 

Six prospective water board directors submit qualifications

Six residents of South County submitted their qualifications and letters of interest to qualify for an appointment to an open seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors. 

New city transportation engineer gets behind the wheel

The City of Gilroy has big plans this year to improve the overall mobility of its streets, and a new face in town will play a big roll in that vision.

‘Find My iPad’ app helps catch burglary suspect

Morgan Hill police recovered about $7,000 worth of electronics equipment using a tracking application downloaded to one of the missing items.

Extraordinary love & care

Gilroy mother Elena Desatoff kneeled over her 12-year-old son David Jr.'s makeshift mattress on his bedroom floor on a recent weekday morning, massaging his calves with essential oils while softly cooing “good morning.”   

County Board of Education files suit against former superintendent

The Santa Clara County Board of Education filed a lawsuit Dec. 11 against former County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Weis to recover proceeds the board loaned him for a condo in San Jose.  During his four years of service, Weis was provided with a $915,000 housing loan as part of his employment contract. According to various reports, he used $890,000 of that to secure a condo in downtown San Jose about five miles away from the district office. After retiring June 30, Weis noted that he wished to turn the condo – which has dropped significantly in value since it was purchased in 2008 – over to the County Board of Education.Weis, however, did not pursue any other steps to properly transfer the property or repay his housing loan to the board, according to a press release by the Santa Clara County Board of Education. Despite efforts by the board to come to an agreement on how to handle the property, Weis has not cemented a plan for resolving the debt on his condo, according to the press release. The County Board of Education chose to pursue legal action against Weis to establish title of the condo property and recover the remaining funds from the loan. The suit is for $952,409.69. 

Recycling machine saves time on Santa Teresa repaving project

Five days of work to repave a section of Santa Teresa Boulevard were eliminated thanks to the use of a “cold-in-place” recycling process, according to the machine’s operator.

Toddler death a ‘horrible mistake’

The father of the 3-year-old Gilroy boy who accidentally shot and killed himself on July 5 will not be prosecuted, according to a report by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office which called the shooting a “horrible, irreversible mistake.”

Searching for teen: Six months of sadness

On the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of Sierra LaMar, the missing teen’s family doesn’t think their search efforts are going to end anytime soon.