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October 22, 2020

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South Valley Middle School students receive free Chromebooks

The Gilroy Unified School District has accepted a donation of 100 Chromebook laptops from Frontier Communications as gifts to South Valley Middle...

Bond bucks shifted to middle schools

Gilroy school district leaders have decided to shift Measure E priorities from an immediate need to build a new elementary school to a more...

Between Us: When kids grow up

The last time I wrote a column for a newspaper, I was a mere 38 years old. My daughter, The Girl, hadn’t graduated high school yet, and my son, The Boy, wasn’t even a twinkle in the metaphoric eye of Gilroy’s South Valley Middle School.

Surveillance cameras stolen from Gilroy middle school

GILROY—South Valley Middle School is in the dark after nearly $4,000 worth of surveillance equipment was stolen from the campus June 26, Gilroy Police Department Sgt. Royce Heath said. Two unidentified males clambered onto the roof around 2:15 a.m. and pried six cameras from their housing under the cover of darkness.

South Valley to name gym after legendary wrestling coach Mar

GILROY—As Bert Mar walked the grounds at South Valley Middle School, he was met with big smiles and warm greetings at every turn. Cars that whizzed by the school turned around when they saw him, the drivers eager to say hello. Mar recognized each instantly and answered them with a bright smile, a wave and a unique nickname he’d undoubtedly given them several years ago. He’s a familiar face in Gilroy—and for good reason.

South Valley teacher nominated for award

Eevery weekday morning before the official start of school, 26 students at South Valley Middle School in Gilroy take extra time to make sure their shirts are tucked in, their belts are adjusted, and their sweaters are straightened. Why? Because they know their teacher, Carmen Kotto, expects the best from them.

Should the Gilroy Police Department make patrolling the parks a higher...

• No. I’m certain GPD is aware of the probable times and location park crimes are likely to occur.  Occasional, unpredictable patrols should suffice.  I am just as certain prioritizing GPD efforts in one problem area will cause neglect in other problem areas.  The GPD knows what they're doing.  Let's not make this a reactionary public issue or political issue.

Seek happy ending for pool saga

1. Squabbling has continued for more than six months

Cursed! Dancing zombies abound at SVMS

Eerie chills travel up my spine as the crypt door slowly opens. Nevermind that the sound is being made by the creaky handle of a paper cutter. I shiver with the effects of the curse that has haunted the mansion of the Rochambeau family for 90 years!

Youth crime task force wants to hear from you

To squelch youth crime in Gilroy, community leaders are seeking input from residents about the types of crime juveniles are getting into in their neighborhoods, and what can be done about the problem.