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July 21, 2024

Santa Clara Family Health Plan donates $100K to Gavilan College 

Santa Clara Family Health Plan, a community-based health plan in Santa Clara County that creates opportunities for better health and wellness for everyone, has committed $100,000 to Gavilan College to support students pursuing careers in healthcare, says a press release from Gavilan.  The donation is...

Police urge caution during Bicycle Safety Month

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and Gilroy Police are encouraging everyone to participate safely and reminding drivers to be extra alert for more people pedaling and walking on the roads.  “Everyone deserves to reach their destination safely,” Gilroy Police Sgt. Michael McMahon said. “Unfortunately,...

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...

Preserving the Past: An open letter to William Shatner

Dear Mr. Shatner, Our town was captivated by your gratitude when the Tognetti family returned your lost wallet. In return, I want to share two Gilroy connections of which you are probably unknown. First, did you know the helmsman and engineer of the USS Enterprise was...

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...

Major rule change announced for high school softball

A major rule change involving usage of electronic devices in high school softball has been approved by the National Federation of High Schools’ Softball Rules Committee. The change will go into effect with the upcoming 2024-25 school year softball season, which will take place...

Vineyard brings romantic vibe to South Valley

I love our local wineries but have to admit I haven’t been to them all. In an attempt to spice things up and seek something new, I wanted to take a trip to Leal Vineyards near Hollister.  I decided I wanted to slow it down,...

Newsom proposes lower spending on homelessness, affordable housing

After Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out a deficit-bridging budget plan in January, advocates pushing for more affordable housing and shelters hoped he might reconsider his intent to make deep cuts—or scrounge up some more money. On May 10, Newsom released a revised proposal showing that...

Pilots lead disaster response exercise at San Martin Airport

Pilots and local officials from Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Martin gathered at the San Martin Airport on May 4 for the annual Disaster Airlift Response Team’s annual disaster training exercise.  The event was organized by the South County Airport Pilots Association. Also in attendance...

Letter: Alliance inspires

In a world where uncertainty often looms large, the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators shines as a beacon of hope, guiding the way towards success for future generations. Recently, they celebrated their 35th Annual Student Recognition Event, not merely as a ceremony...

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