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May 20, 2024

Religion: An example of love and friendship

Over the past few months, we have seen demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and across the country calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. We have also seen both the Gilroy and Morgan Hill city councils consider resolutions on the matter.  During the Morgan Hill City...

Letter: Alliance inspires

In a world where uncertainty often looms large, the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators shines as a beacon of hope, guiding the way towards success for future generations. Recently, they celebrated their 35th Annual Student Recognition Event, not merely as a ceremony...

Letter: Deny permits for Sargent Ranch mine

Juristac is an important wildlife habitat in southern Santa Clara County, and is sacred to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Unfortunately, it is threatened with destruction by a proposed sand and gravel mine that would destroy more than 400 acres of pristine landscape.  County residents...

City halts negotiations on Gilroy Gardens property

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The City of Gilroy has halted negotiations with a company that previously showed interest in purchasing the city’s 536-acre property that includes Gilroy Gardens.  In a May 9 announcement, Gilroy Communications Manager Rachelle Bedell said the city has ceased talks with BayEcotarium that began under...

A look inside: Anderson Reservoir diversion tunnel

Crews for Valley Water and various construction contractors later this month will finish digging a new 1,736-foot diversion tunnel for Anderson Reservoir—which has been about 80% complete since February. In late May, crews will dig out the final 350 feet of the tunnel by opening...

Newsom proposes lower spending on homelessness, affordable housing

After Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out a deficit-bridging budget plan in January, advocates pushing for more affordable housing and shelters hoped he might reconsider his intent to make deep cuts—or scrounge up some more money. On May 10, Newsom released a revised proposal showing that...

County celebrates new ambulance fleet at Saint Louise Regional Hospital

A fleet of 12 new ambulances dedicated to transporting patients among the county’s hospitals and medical offices was unveiled at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy on May 9.  The new emergency medical vehicles will improve transport times among Santa Clara Valley Healthcare’s three hospitals—SLRH,...

Vineyard brings romantic vibe to South Valley

I love our local wineries but have to admit I haven’t been to them all. In an attempt to spice things up and seek something new, I wanted to take a trip to Leal Vineyards near Hollister.  I decided I wanted to slow it down,...

Local Scene: Academic Honors

Escobedo graduates Gilroy resident Selene Escobedo, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, graduated from Biola University at the spring 2024 commencement ceremony. The ceremony took place on May 3 and 4.  Quilt show benefits AAUW The AAUW Gilroy branch will host a quilt show and lunch from 11am-2:30pm May...

Gilroy woman arrested on suspicion of causing $300K in fire damage

A 49-year-old woman with a conviction for arson has been taken into custody in connection with a fire that caused about $300,000 in damage, Gilroy police said May 10. Sonia Garcia, 49, was accused of propping tires against the building in the 7900 block of...

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