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October 6, 2022

Officials urge Covid-19 vaccines for youngest children

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With the first day of school rapidly approaching and Covid-19 circulating at a high rate, health officials are urging parents to get their youngest vaccinated against the virus. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5...

Local Scene: Historic walking tour; city internship program opens

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Walking tour visits East Side The Gilroy Historical Society’s monthly walking tours continue on April 2 with a tour of Railroad and Alexander streets on Gilroy’s East Side. Participants are asked to meet at the Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth St., at 10am. Donations to the museum are...

Preserving the Past: Bringing attention to Juristac

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Recently, Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize for the Catholic Church's role in the abuse of Indian children. He met with Indigenous groups to acknowledge the scandal of abuse, and the erasing of indigenous culture. Last year, hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered on...

Local Youth Conference on Social Justice scheduled online for Sept. 25

The third annual Youth Conference on Race & Social Justice, sponsored by SURJ South County, will take place virtually from 10am to 2pm Sept. 25, 10-2 p.m., via Zoom. There is also a parallel adult conference. According to a press release from SURJ South County,...

City alters language in ballot measure

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The Gilroy City Council on July 5 unanimously agreed to slightly update the text of a measure headed to the November ballot. The measure, which aims to modernize the city’s construction bidding process, will now include a line that prioritizes placing notices in the newspaper. The...

Property values continue upward march

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South County property values continue to grow at a robust rate, joining another strong year of growth across Santa Clara County. The 2022-2023 assessment roll, released July 1, showed a record $619.9 billion, a 7.46% bump over the prior year, which is the fourth highest...

County declares April Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors is expected to proclaim April 2022 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month at its April 5 meeting. The proclamation reminds motorists to drive with caution and to leave the phone alone while operating a vehicle, says a...

Gavilan College superintendent finalists to participate in forums

Following a national search, three candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of superintendent/president at Gavilan College.  The finalists will participate in open forums at Gavilan College’s Gilroy campus, room Social Sciences 214 (SS 214), 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., on May 18.  The schedule...

Luchessa Bridge reopening

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The Luchessa Avenue Bridge is expected to reopen by Aug. 9 after a month-long closure, but more detours will be in place throughout the month as crews continue work on a water pipeline project. More closures on West Luchessa Avenue are planned to begin on...

Developer scales back Sargent Mine plans 

In an effort to minimize impacts on wildlife and tribal resources, as well as to satisfy critics of the proposed Sargent Mine in southern Santa Clara County, the project’s applicant recently offered to scale back their original plans for the property. However, some of those...