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October 6, 2022

Politicos attack Santa Clara County redistricting map

As Santa Clara County lawmakers prepare to approve new political boundaries, some local politicians are raising complaints about the process. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 earlier this month to advance a proposal for redistricting the county's five political boundaries, choosing the so-called Yellow Map...

Local Scene: Blood drive combats shortage

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Local blood drive combats shortage The American Red Cross has faced a “concerning” drop in blood and platelet donations this summer, according to the organization, and donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage. The decline in...

Blood drive scheduled Jan. 20 in Gilroy

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Gilroy CHP will host a community blood drive with Stanford Blood Center from noon to 5pm on Jan. 20 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 74 W. Sixth St. in Gilroy. Walk-in availability may be limited, so donors are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting...

Thefts force Gilroy to suspend use of its utility bill dropbox

The City of Gilroy issued a fraud alert to water customers who deposited their payment checks in a utility bill dropbox outside City Hall before someone broke into it this week. The city’s utility bill dropbox, located between the parking lots in front of Gilroy...

Covid-19 outbreak reported at Santa Clara County juvenile detention facilities

Nine youth detainees and four staff members of Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall and the William F. James Ranch tested positive this week for Covid-19, according to Santa Clara County officials. The outbreak is the first detected transmission of the virus in the county’s juvenile facilities since the pandemic began in March.

Science writers answer questions about SCU, CZU fires

Last summer’s wildfires had Silicon Valley glued to its screens to track multiple blazes as they encroached from different directions.

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Nirza Starks sees need to support students

Nirza Starks sees the need for continually supporting children in the educational setting. That’s why she’s running for the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustees Area 2 seat.  Starks, 42, has two sons, one of whom is a special-needs student.  “As a parent, you start...

Editorial: Rebeca should resign

City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz should stand down from public office and save Gilroy citizens the expense and trauma of a recall election. An independent investigation concluded that Armendariz knew about and assisted preparations for an illegal party at which teen drinking occurred and at which...

Council OK’s housing project with conditions

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The Gilroy City Council approved a single-family housing project at the intersection of West Sixth and Princevalle streets on Aug. 1, with the condition that the developer work to address neighbors’ concerns. Warmington Residential proposed 19 two-story single-family homes on a 3.69-acre site, with a...

Christopher’s Melia Middleton takes second in CCS Track and Field Finals

When Melia Middleton nailed a then personal-record (PR) of 47.21 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles in a May 12 meet, the Christopher High athlete served notice she was one of the best in the event in the Central Coast Section. On Saturday, she made...