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June 25, 2024

Supervisors adopt $12.5B Santa Clara County budget

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors this week adopted a fiscal year 2024-25 budget that closes a $250 million revenue shortfall while maintaining key public services, according to county officials.  The adopted $12.5 billion budget—approved by the board on June 11—also prevents any of...

Sales tax ballot measure headed to Gilroy voters

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Voters in Gilroy will be asked in the Nov. 5 election to approve a quarter-cent local sales tax that would be dedicated strictly to increased police, fire protection and related public safety services.  At the June 17 meeting, the Gilroy City Council voted 6-1 to...

Rucker fire in San Martin fully contained

Crews have full containment on a vegetation fire in the unincorporated area of San Martin in Santa Clara County, Cal Fire said Wednesday morning. In a statement on social media around 7:25am June 19, Cal Fire said firefighters have 100% containment on the blaze in...

‘Kinky Boots’ opens June 21 in Morgan Hill

The South Valley Civic Theater this summer will perform “Kinky Boots,” a pop rock musical that tells the story of acceptance, individuality and community in a small town.  Based on the book by Harvey Firestein, with music by Cyndi Lauper, “Kinky Boots” the musical was...

Local Scene: Garlic City Car Show is this weekend

Gilroyans named to dean’s list Juan Salinas and Thomas Weymouth, both of Gilroy, were named to the University of Maryland Global Campus dean’s list for the spring term. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term,...

Investor acquires RV sales property in Gilroy

A real estate investor recently purchased a prominent commercial property in Gilroy for a price of $13.8 million, according to the transaction’s broker.  The property, located 7900 Arroyo Circle, includes a 125,597-square-foot building on a nearly 14-acre property, according to Cushman & Wakefield, which brokered...

Letter: A Message to Graduates

I write this message with immense pride as the first in my family to graduate from college, earn a Bachelor's and a Master's degree, and embark on a doctorate program.  School has never been easy for me, but through hard work, determination and the unwavering...

Cougar softball reaches unprecedented heights

Early in the season, Christopher softball was struggling. The Cougars dropped their first three games by a cumulative score of 24-3. By April 8, they were still just 5-8. Wow, did things come together after that. Christopher won 12 of their next 15 games. The...

19-year-old woman killed in collision in Morgan Hill

A 19-year-old woman driving a motorcycle died in a multiple-vehicle crash on Wednesday night on Highway 101 in Morgan Hill, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said that around 9:20pm June 12, the victim was driving a Yamaha R7 motorcycle on northbound Highway...

Class of 2024: Moving forward

More than 600 members of the Class of 2024 graduated from Gilroy and Christopher high schools last week, as the schools and their families send the teens into adulthood.  Christopher High School’s graduation ceremony took place the evening of June 6 on the school’s Day...

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