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December 6, 2022

Police find missing Gilroy teen

A 16-year-old at-risk Gilroy boy is missing, and police are asking the public to report any information about his whereabouts.

Former GOP candidate for 30th Assembly District is charged with election fraud

Neil Kitchens, a Republican candidate who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the 30th District State Assembly seat in 2018, has been charged with five counts of election fraud. Kitchens pleaded not guilty at an arraignment June 27 in Monterey County Superior Court, according to court...

G-Fest parking allowed at three school district sites

Local school district leaders have agreed to allow parking at three of its sites for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 26-28 at Christmas Hill Park. A memorandum of understanding, approved by Gilroy Unified School District’s Board of Education June 13, permits festival parking at...

Contaminants discovered in soil at Brownell, South Valley

Gilroy Unified School District has hired an environmental firm to remove soil with “higher than normal levels of arsenic in the dirt” at Brownell Middle School, 7800 Carmel St. According to the documents, a soil sample in the Preliminary Environmental Assessment turned up the arsenic...

School closing imminent in 2020

As enrollment at Gilroy elementary schools continues on a downward trend—which directly affects the amount of state aid they receive—the closing of at least one school is becoming more likely, say school officials. There are 54 empty classrooms in all at Gilroy Unified School District...

School board approves $129 million budget

Facing twin challenges of fewer students and less money, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education approved an annual budget for the 2019-20 school year that includes nearly $3 million in budget cuts from the previous year and dips into cash reserves. The total...

Gilroy man charged in fatal crash

Isael Velarde, a Gilroy resident accused of crashing a vehicle and leaving his severely injured passenger to die on the road just north of Morgan Hill on June 6, faces more than 10 years in prison for his involvement in the collision and death, according to authorities.

DA: Gilroy among top ZIPs for crime

More residents of the City of Gilroy are charged with a crime than in almost every other ZIP code in Santa Clara County, according to the District Attorney’s annual report for 2018 released this week.

Ask questions

Christopher High School salutatorian Gabriel Campuzano's speech from the 2019 commencement Kubra Sait once stated, “Asking questions is the first way to begin change.” Questions are asked on a daily basis—something that’s become essential to our lives. Questions are also a means to opening up a conversation...

Learn from the present

Gilroy High School Salutatorian Christopher Arellano Reyes' speech from the 2019 commencement ceremony While writing this speech, I realized that summing up the last four years of high school is pretty difficult to do within five minutes.  As I wrote this I had no idea...