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September 27, 2023

Fire evacuation order expanded to eastern Santa Clara County

CalFire has expanded evacuation orders related to the SCU Complex fires to include areas in east unincorporated Morgan Hill and Gilroy.

Gilroy man sentenced to prison for DUI

A Gilroy man was sentenced to prison Aug. 20 for driving under the influence of alcohol in Monterey in June. According to Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni, Matthew Christian Silva, 23, of Gilroy, was sentenced by Judge Mark E. Hood for two years...

Commemorative bench honors Rich Perez

Rich Perez won’t soon be forgotten. Perez, a lifelong Gilroyan and former San Jose Sharks employee, was 64 years old when he died on April 28 due to complications from encephalitis. A commemorative bench was made in his honor and is stationed at the...

Fire evacuation resource center opens at Sobrato High

Emergency authorities have opened an evacuation resource center in Morgan Hill for those who face evacuation orders or warnings due to the current wildfires. The resource center is at Sobrato High School, 401 Burnett Ave., and is staffed by the American Red Cross. At about...

County opens resource hub for fire evacuees

Santa Clara Valley residents ordered to evacuate to escape the SCU Lightning Complex fire can find shelter at the Milpitas Library starting at 5pm this evening.

Man arrested in Gilroy murder

A man was arrested Aug. 18 on suspicion of killing his girlfriend in Gilroy the day before. According to Gilroy Police, on Aug. 17 at 6am, officers responded to the 7700 block of Murray Avenue on the report of a woman screaming for help. When...

Air quality rated ‘unhealthy’ for high-risk groups

Authorities continue to warn of harmful and deteriorating air quality as smoke drifts into the South Valley region from numerous wildfires burning in the Bay Area, Salinas Valley and beyond.

Event marks centennial of suffrage movement

The Neon Exchange and Gallery 1202 are co-hosting the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Celebration at the newly renovated Neon Exchange, 7365 Monterey St., on Aug. 22 from 1-4pm.  This event includes a contactless, self-guided tour throughout the building with film presentations, a photo gallery, a...

Coe Park closed due to wildfires

Henry W. Coe State Park is closed to all user entry and activity until further notice due to a number of wildfires.

Amazon buys Gilroy ag land

Tech giant Amazon purchased 66 acres of farmland in Gilroy under its data services subsidiary, according to property records filed Aug. 14. Seattle-based Amazon Web Services purchased the land on Camino Arroyo, just south of the Gilroy Premium Outlets and behind See Grins RV and...