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May 21, 2024

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...

Gilroy, MH teachers recognized by county

Morgan Hill Unified School District’s Debra Chappell and Gilroy Unified School District’s Rachael Cornaggia are among 36 top teachers who were honored “for their excellence in the classroom, commitment to professional development and dedication to students, school and community,” in recognition ceremonies Oct. 22...

Property taxes due Nov. 1

Santa Clara County’s Department of Tax and Collections Department has mailed out the 2018-19 property tax bills to all property owners and  tax payments are due Nov. 1, according to an Oct. 16 press release. The California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2610.5 does not...

County in critical need of election officers

With only a few weeks until Election Day Nov. 6, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office is facing a critical shortage of volunteers to serve at the 849 polling places throughout the county, according to an Oct. 15 announcement. Over 1,000 Election Officers...

County creates guide for children’s issues

With nearly 438,000 children living in Santa Clara County, it is important elected officials and voters understand how funding and policy decisions impact children’s lives, according to an Oct. 11 announcement from the County Office of Education. In partnership with the Local Early Education Planning...

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