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April 12, 2024

Earthquake reported near Morgan Hill

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake occurred near the city of Morgan Hill early in the morning April 10, the U.S. Geological Survey said.  The quake was reported at 1:09am, centered more than 9 miles north of Morgan Hill and nearly 15 miles west-northwest of San Jose, according...

Letter: Be grateful for gift of Gourmet Alley

St. Jerome's Latin text around AD 400 said, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” At our March 18 council meeting, we received an update on the Gourmet Alley project and approved the bid by the General Contractor Trinchero Construction. You would have thought...

Poppy Jasper International Film Festival offers biggest slate of programming to date

This weekend, a month before the world’s biggest film festival kicks off in the south of France, the bucolic hills south of San Jose will become magnets for movie lovers. Over the course of eight days, starting on April 10, a total of 267...

Santa Clara County DA seeks to resentence death row inmates to life without parole

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is moving to eliminate the county’s death row, looking to sentence the 15 local men still sitting on it to serve life in prison without the chance of parole instead, according to an April 5 press release.  “Judges...

Local Scene: Foundation to award $85K-plus in grants

Foundation to award $85K-plus in grants The Gilroy Foundation will award more than $85,000 to local nonprofit groups at its annual meeting and charitable giving presentations on April 25.  Applicants will be awarded from Gilroy Foundation’s Competitive Grant Cycle, its Designated Donor Funds and its Donor-Advised...

From My Perspective: Victory Over Death

Did you celebrate Easter last week with the hope that you have victory over the grave? Easter commemorates the most important event in human history! The foundation of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Do you believe Jesus lived...

Gilroy Police Blotter: March 2-30

March 2 Someone reported a felony spousal assault at 8am March 2 on the 8200 block of Murray Avenue.  Someone committed felony shoplifting at a property on the 900 block of Renz Lane. The crime was reported 5:56pm March 2.  March 5 Police responded to a report of...

Oakwood students are space bound

High school students at Morgan Hill’s Oakwood School are in the process of building a satellite that will be sent to outer space on a future NASA mission.  The satellite, known as NyanSat, is one of 10 small research satellites recently selected by the U.S....

Construction set to begin on downtown Gourmet Alley upgrades

downtown gilroy gourmet alley rendering
The City of Gilroy is set to begin construction to transform the downtown Gourmet Alley into a modern, spacious, pedestrian-friendly corridor.  The city will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 9am April 5, to “celebrate the start of construction” for the project, which is funded largely...

Spoking my mind: April’s tremendous two

Welcome to April! Before we discuss the upcoming month’s tremendous two, let’s quickly check my 2024 New Year’s weight loss resolution. As of mid-March, my loss was 10.6 pounds. I’m working hard, and so are you! Longtime cyclists all know that the fourth month is...

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