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April 2, 2020

Schools prep for distance learning

The Santa Clara County Office of Education announced this week that school closures throughout the county will extend past May.  Dr. Deborah Flores, superintendent at Gilroy Unified School District, posted an update on the website, saying that the school...

Stay-home order extended to May 3

As of March 31, public health officials have confirmed 890 cases of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County, Cody said. Thirty of those patients have died with the illness.

Gilroy bookstore hopes for another chapter

It’s been three-and-a-half years since BookBuyers opened in downtown Gilroy after two decades in Mountain View. The 9,000-square-foot store, with its inventory of more than 300,000 books spanning every genre the mind can imagine, is run by husband-and-wife owners...

Dog, owners reunited after theft

Kate and Paolo D’Alessio thought their 15-month-old French bulldog, Sprinkles, was gone forever after a thief smashed the window of their vehicle and stole the pet outside a busy rest stop and gas station in east Santa Clara County.

Countywide stay-home order likely extended to May 1

Seven jurisdictions in the Bay Area that issued the current ongoing stay-at-home order on March 17, announced today that the order will likely be extended at least through May 1.

2020 Census season underway

Nearly 35 percent of Gilroy residents have already filled out the 2020 Census form before the effort officially kicks off April 1. According to response data provided by the United States Census Bureau, Santa Clara County had a 39.5 percent self-response rate as...

Gilroy restaurants open for delivery, take-out

The closure of dine-in restaurants during the shelter-in-place order has hurt those local establishments that rely heavily on foot traffic to stay in business. Many Gilroy restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and others are now counting on the public to support them through...

Governor bans evictions statewide through May 31

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday banned evictions statewide through May 31 for tenants impacted by COVID-19. The order, which takes effect immediately, prohibits landlords from evicting residential tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement...

Editorial: Time for oversight

Smith believes the county’s actual infected population as of Tuesday is closer to 10,000, rather than the official count of 459 announced earlier this week.

Red Cross faced with blood shortage

As COVID-19 concerns exploded throughout the country, the American Red Cross, like most other organizations, was faced with an onslaught of cancellations. But for the Red Cross, such cancellations could result in a life-or-death situation for someone in need.