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June 12, 2024

Local Scene: Election results certified; low-income healthcare enrollment drops

Gutierrez named to dean’s list Valeria Gutierrez, of Gilroy, made the fall 2023 dean's list at the University of Puget Sound for achieving at least a 3.7 grade-point average, completing all of their enrolled courses without withdrawals, and having no incomplete grades. Low-income healthcare enrollment drops Low-income...

As May approaches, Cal Fire offers fire prevention tips

With the month of May beginning this week, with its warmer weather, lower humidity and drying vegetation, Cal Fire is urging Bay Area homeowners to do all they can to protect against fire. “Fires are mostly caused by the human factor,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief...

Gilroy Assistance League Announces 2024 grant recipients 

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The Gilroy Assistance League officially announced their 2024 grant recipients at a luncheon and presentation held April 11 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course.  This year, Gilroy Assistance League distributed a record $35,000 to 13 organizations that provide a range of services to those in need....

Religion: Why is this night different from all other nights? 

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” On Monday, April 22, Jews around the world will recite this question during their Passover Seders, one of the most observed rituals in Judaism. Passover commemorates the Israelites’ redemption from Egyptian slavery. It is a holiday...

Religion: Maze of life allows a new start

Do you remember doing mazes as a kid? Maybe you went to a corn maze around Halloween? Perhaps you have been to a restaurant with your child or grandchild and done the small maze on the kids’ menu? Mazes teach us about going the...

Letter: Clarifying changes to real estate industry

There has been a lot of misinformation in the news lately about pending changes coming to the real estate industry and what they mean for homebuyers and sellers.  As a dedicated Realtor in Santa Clara County I’d like to clarify any confusion your readers may...

DUI checkpoint scheduled for May 17 in Gilroy

Gilroy Police will conduct a DUI checkpoint next weekend at an undisclosed location within the city limits, according to the Gilroy Police Department. The checkpoint will take place from 7pm May 17 to 1am May 18.  Authorities select DUI checkpoint locations based on data that...

From My Perspective: Come, Lord Jesus

Last month, I wrote about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This, along with recent sermons covering chapters in Revelation and an Eschatology class (study of the end times) has me excited about Christ’s return and my own resurrection.  I already live in anticipation of my...

Grants from DAs office aim to help disadvantaged youth of color

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said that $60,000 will be awarded to community organizations and groups to aid local disadvantaged youth of color. The grant money will be used to invest in the education and future of children in Santa Clara County, according...

Letter: Big tobacco’s hold on LGBTQ+ youth continues

Although in recent years tobacco product usage has declined overall, its prevalence remains constant within the LGBTQ+ community—so much so, that it has been woven into queer culture—driving further negative health consequences for this subpopulation.  Why is this still happening? Is this just a fluke?...

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