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October 6, 2022

Gilroy resident dies in Morgan Hill collision

A single-vehicle traffic accident on Watsonville Road resulted in a fatality Friday afternoon, police said. The accident occurred in the area of Watsonville Road and Venetian Way—a few blocks southeast of Monterey Road—about 3:45pm Nov. 9, reads a press release from Morgan Hill Police Department. When...

Gavilan’s $248M bond passes by slim margin

The future is bright for Gavilan College with the passing of a $248 million bond measure Nov. 6 as well as the election of three new members to its governing body. A combined 57 percent of voters in Santa Clara and San Benito counties (who...

Incumbent Smith holds onto sheriff post

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith won a sixth consecutive term in office after defeating challenger John Hirokawa in the Nov. 6 election. With 100 percent of the votes counted, Smith obtained 147,319 ballots, compared to 113,655 votes for Hirokawa, according to the Santa Clara...

Garlic Fest Gives $255k

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Foundation had a spicy year, raising $255,000 for 170 local schools, charities and other non-profits. In the festival’s 40-year history, over $11.7 million has been raised for local non-profits. In 1979, the founders of the Gilroy Garlic Festival created the...

Stick and Move inspires youngsters

On the east side of the railroad tracks in old Gilroy, in an old square brick building that used to be a PG&E substation, kids spend the night punching each other in the face. Usually, that means trouble. But at Stick and Move Boxing, the...

GUSD board approves pay hikes for supes

After securing a new three-year deal with its teachers union to avoid a possible work stoppage last month, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustee approved new contracts with its management and confidential employees as well as its classified staff. The new contracts approved...

Gavilan drones fly

When 21-year-old Gavilan College student Brandon Puthoff learned about the new drone program being offered at the Coyote Valley campus north of Morgan Hill, he jumped on the opportunity right away and signed up for several classes in the six-course certificate program. “I’m hoping to...

GUSD elementary school on chopping block for 2020

Declining enrollments and increased wages and benefits could force the Gilroy Unified School District to close an elementary school by the 2020-21 school year, according to a recent staff report. “It’s very scary, frankly,” said Gilroy School Board President Linda Piceno of the possibility of...

Sheriff: Dangerous felons arrested in Gilroy

Sheriff’s deputies and police surrounded and arrested two wanted violent suspects at an unincorporated Gilroy residence Wednesday evening, according to authorities. About 5:30pm Oct. 24, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies cast a wide perimeter around a residence on Buena Vista Avenue before approaching the two...

New laws open some police records

First Amendment and civil rights advocates say the governor’s signature on two new state laws dealing with the release of police records will go a long way toward improving transparency of information and enhancing public trust in their local governments. Gov. Jerry Brown signed...

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