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July 20, 2024

Real estate trends hit Gilroy schools

Gilroy realtors are reporting that 1,218 homes (single family, condos and townhomes) were sold in the last two years, yet Gilroy schools are facing a head-scratching trend of declining enrollment. Realtors offer different explanations. Some say sales are declining. Increasing housing prices with higher interest rates...

Police search suspected drug house

Gilroy police have been investigating the home for narcotics sales since 2011, according to authorities.

Rain sends Uvas over spillway

The recent storms have had an impact on most waterways in Santa Clara County.

AG doubles down in new bid to block hospital sale

Last week’s local jubilation over a second court victory in the battle to save Saint Louise Regional Hospital and O’Connor Hospital was short-lived, as California Attorney General Xavier Becerra two days later made one final attempt to block the sale of the two hospitals...

Judge rejects AG’s attempt to block sale of Saint Louise

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Los Angeles today delivered a resounding rejection of a plea by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to block Santa Clara County’s purchase of O’Connor and Saint Louise hospitals. In denying Becerra’s request for stay of a Dec. 26 decision...

Gilroy switches stance, supports sale of St. Louise

As local officials, non-profits, unions, patients and staff this month piled on in a blitz to pressure California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to drop his efforts to block the sale of O’Connor and St. Louise hospitals to Santa Clara County, one entity was conspicuously...

County campaign against AG gathers steam

Santa Clara County officials are turning up the heat on California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, demanding that he drop his bid to block the sale of O’Connor and Saint Louise hospitals to the county. In a noon press conference Jan. 24, the county went public...

Uesugi Farms is going out of business

Uesugi Farms has harvested its last crops. The large, well-known, family-owned vegetable producer with operations in California—Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Benito and other counties—and Mexico, is selling off all of its equipment and “winding down” its operations. There will be no spring planting of...

AG rejects county’s plea

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has rejected a personal appeal from Santa Clara County officials to keep two hospitals open, after they had attempted to head off a Jan. 30 court showdown. The county had proposed a memorandum of understanding that would commit the county...

Facing the homeless

Spotlighting a plight that has no denomination, Gilroy Center for the Arts hosted a reception for an exhibit on homelessness Saturday, Jan. 12. Photographer Kirti Bassendine, who splits her time between Morgan Hill and San Benito County, took to the streets to document the lives...