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Registrar of Voters certifies November election

The County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters’ Office certified the official results of the November 8, 2022 General Election on Dec. 8.  The final turnout totaled 550,602 ballots cast, representing 54.55% of the 1,009,422 registered voters. This makes the county’s turnout higher than the...

Local Scene: Utility rate meeting; stroke support group

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City to hold meeting on utility rate increases The City of Gilroy is in the process of adjusting its water and sewer utility rates for residential and non-residential customers. These rate revenues allow the city to invest in utilities infrastructure, keep pace with rising operational and...

Local Scene: BookDash home delivery service expands eligibility

BookDash home delivery service expands eligibility BookDash, a home delivery service offered by the Santa Clara County Library District, is expanding its eligibility. With the service, library materials are delivered to a patron’s front door. A library staff member will then arrange to pick up the...

PHOTO: Mary Otterson celebrates 102nd birthday

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Mary Otterson (left) shares a laugh with Mayor Marie Blankley during Otterson’s 102nd birthday celebration on Sept. 25 at Merrill Gardens in Gilroy. Otterson was born in Oklahoma and raised on a farm, the oldest of five children. Only she and her youngest sister...

PHOTO: Santa Clara County Office of Education honors LGBTQ+ History Month

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The Santa Clara County Office of Education celebrated LGBTQ+ History Month with the raising of the Progress Flag at the South County Annex in Gilroy on Oct. 6. Five school districts were recognized for their LGBTQ+ Equitable Practices and presented a certificate: Campbell Union...

Santa Clara County libraries hosting series on mental health services

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The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is partnering with the County of Santa Clara Health System, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County, and Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) to educate local residents on mental health care through a series of...

Gilroy Police blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2023

Oct. 30 • Burglary was reported on the 1300 block of First Street. • Police responded to a report of a robbery on the 8800 block of San Ysidro Avenue at 6:10pm, and on the 100 block of E. Sixth Street at 9:27pm. Oct. 31 • A suspect...

Gilroy Police blotter, Nov. 13-19, 2023

Nov. 13 • Grand theft was reported on the 8300 block of Arroyo Circle. • A vehicle was reported stolen on the 700 block of Carla Way and Fifth and Eigleberry streets. Nov. 14 • A suspect was arrested for vehicle theft on Pacheco Pass Highway and Camino...

PHOTO: Giving thanks to first responders

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Representatives from St. Louise Regional Hospital visited the Gilroy Police Department on Oct. 27 for National First Responders Day. The visit was one of 15 stops to police, fire and EMS facilities in South County, where hospital staff distributed gift baskets as a gesture...

Cougars embody the Warrior spirit

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Christopher coach Jim Falvey sometimes feels he is coaching the Golden State Warriors: winning first-place trophies, such as in last weekend’s six-team Watsonville tournament, and describing players on his team.  “It starts with our three seniors,” Falvey said. “Nat (Javier) is a natural scorer. She...

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