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July 12, 2024

Crude bomb found in Gilroy parking lot

Gilroy police and county bomb technicians defused a “crudely constructed” bomb found in the parking lot of a local business Tuesday morning, according to authorities. No injuries or damage were reported.

Local car dealer donates vehicle to Gilroy HS

The Ford Store/Morgan Hill donated a 2016 Ford Focus to Gilroy High School to be used for learning in on-campus automotive classes. “We are proud to be part of this program and partner with Gilroy High School to help provide these students with hands-on training...

Gavilan enrollment dips as economy strengthens

Gavilan College enrollments are continuing to decline, and the college blames a low unemployment rate and strong economy in south Santa Clara County for the drop. The latest available numbers show that Gilroy-based Gavilan’s student count dropped from 11,744 in the 2016-17 year to 10,394...

Court to assess rape suspect’s mental health

At the March 14 hearing at the Morgan Hill courthouse, the judge granted a mental competency hearing based on PC1368. The next hearing is scheduled for 9am March 21 at the Hall of Justice in San Jose.

Motorcyclist dies in Morgan Hill accident

The motorcyclist was “driving at a rate of speed in which he was unable to safely stop for traffic ahead,” reads the press release. The front of the Yamaha collided with the rear of the Silverado, causing the driver of the motorcycle to be ejected into the northbound lanes of U.S. 101.

Nurses’ one-day ‘strike’ fizzles

Tensions between Santa Clara County and a local nurses union hit a flash point March 11, when the union called a one-day strike at two county hospitals, in San Jose and Gilroy, beginning Tuesday morning, March 12. Picket lines were to be set up at...

Police ask public for help ID’ing SR 152 vandal

Anyone who thinks their vehicle was struck by an object on SR-152 in this area and during the specified time frame is asked to file a police report with the CHP office, if they have not already done so, authorities urged.

New hospital system requires bigger subsidies

The new Santa Clara County Health System that began operation this month offers new stability for healthcare services, especially for thousands of Medicare, Medi-Cal, uninsured and South County residents—but it also has a price tag for all county taxpayers. The addition of O’Connor Hospital in...

Updated: Charter schools fear impact of proposed rules

Gov. Gavin Newsom late on Tuesday, March 5 signed into law Senate Bill 126, which ensures that all corporate charter schools are held to the same transparency and accountability standards as neighborhood public schools. During the debate on the Senate bill and several still-pending Assembly...

GECA named 2019 Calif. Distinguished School

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Dr. TJ Owens Early College Academy was among 162 middle and high schools recognized as a 2019 California Distinguished School by the State Dept. of Education, according to a Feb. 25 announcement. The program recognizes outstanding education programs and practices. Schools are awarded for achieving...