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June 21, 2024

Spoking My Mind: Summertime, and the cycling is easy

First, an inspirational quote: “SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!” - A. Cooper Kids, enjoy your well-earned freedom. Celebrate with some sweet summer cycling, and don’t forget your helmets and sunscreen! Drivers, be extra alert! Second, a quick thank you to all the riders who participated in last...

Religion: Memorial Day is a time to act

The year was 1868 and the United States of America found itself three years past the greatest conflict our young nation had ever known. Originally called Decoration Day, it was May of that year that the first Memorial Day in our nation took place.  The...

Local Scene: Academic honors

De Carlo named to president’s list Gilroy resident Gavin De Carlo was named to the winter 2024 president’s list at Southern New Hampshire University. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to...

Enter your Coyote Valley photos in contest

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority this week announced its first Coyote Valley Photo Contest, allowing local residents and photography enthusiasts to share their favorite images of the local natural wonderland.  As part of the in-progress Coyote Valley Conservation Area Master Plan, the authority...

Pedal power in Gilroy

Last week on Bike to Wherever Day, May 16, the city’s Parks & Recreation department hosted an “energizer station” on the levee at Christmas Hill Park.  The PRC has been a sponsor of Bike to Wherever Day for the past three years, according to city...

Student arrested for stabbing classmate at Christopher High School

Christopher High School was locked down Wednesday afternoon after a student stabbed a classmate during an altercation, according to police.  About 11:59am May 22, Gilroy Police responded to Christopher High School, 850 Day Road, on a report of a stabbing, says a press release from...

Coroner identifies man killed May 19 in Gilroy traffic accident

A 32-year-old man was struck and killed by a juvenile driver early in the morning May 19 near Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, according to police.  At about 12:30am, officers were called to the area of the 9400 block of No Name Uno near...

Gilroy and Christopher pay tribute at Sarah Villar Memorial Game

Softball teams from Gilroy and Christopher high schools came together with members of the community for the annual Sarah Villar Memorial Game on May 8.  The event honors and memorializes Villar, a former Gilroy softball pitcher and graduate who was killed by a drunk driver...

Conservationists secure ranchland for open space in Morgan Hill

The Peninsula Open Space Trust recently completed the transfer of 1,908 acres of Lakeside Ranch in Morgan Hill to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency.  With the transaction, the Habitat Agency gains stewardship of one of the largest remaining intact ranches in the South Bay,...

Pedestrian killed in collision near Saint Louise Regional Hospital

A 23-year-old man was struck and killed by a juvenile driver early Sunday morning near Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, according to police.  At about 12:30am May 19, officers were called to the area of No Name Uno near the hospital and found the...

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