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July 20, 2024

Local Scene: Academic honors

De Carlo named to president’s list Gilroy resident Gavin De Carlo was named to the winter 2024 president’s list at Southern New Hampshire University. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to...

‘Kinky Boots’ opens June 21 in Morgan Hill

The South Valley Civic Theater this summer will perform “Kinky Boots,” a pop rock musical that tells the story of acceptance, individuality and community in a small town.  Based on the book by Harvey Firestein, with music by Cyndi Lauper, “Kinky Boots” the musical was...

Letter: Deny permits for Sargent Ranch mine

Juristac is an important wildlife habitat in southern Santa Clara County, and is sacred to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Unfortunately, it is threatened with destruction by a proposed sand and gravel mine that would destroy more than 400 acres of pristine landscape.  County residents...

Religion: An example of love and friendship

Over the past few months, we have seen demonstrations throughout the Bay Area and across the country calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. We have also seen both the Gilroy and Morgan Hill city councils consider resolutions on the matter.  During the Morgan Hill City...

Pedal power in Gilroy

Last week on Bike to Wherever Day, May 16, the city’s Parks & Recreation department hosted an “energizer station” on the levee at Christmas Hill Park.  The PRC has been a sponsor of Bike to Wherever Day for the past three years, according to city...

Local Scene: Adopt a pet for free June 1

Veterans Resource Fair is June 1 The South Santa Clara Valley Memorial District is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair from 9am-1pm June 1 at the Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, 74 West Sixth Street, in coordination with American Legion Post 217 and Veterans of Foreign Wars...

Local Scene: Academic Honors

Escobedo graduates Gilroy resident Selene Escobedo, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, graduated from Biola University at the spring 2024 commencement ceremony. The ceremony took place on May 3 and 4.  Quilt show benefits AAUW The AAUW Gilroy branch will host a quilt show and lunch from 11am-2:30pm May...

Former sheriff’s captain convicted of bribery in gun permit scandal

A Superior Court jury on July 17 found former Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Capt. James Jensen guilty of felony bribery and conspiracy charges in connection with a gun permit bribery scandal. The same jury acquitted co-defendant Harpaul Nahal, a Santa Clara attorney, of both charges...

Local Scene: Gilroyans earn academic honors

Gilroyan makes dean’s list Enzo del Carmen, of Gilroy, was named to the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring semester of the 2023-2024 academic year. Del Carmen is in the new media design program. Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for...

Santa Clara County’s property values climb 5.4%

Driven by increasing residential values and despite a “troubled” commercial real estate market, Santa Clara County’s overall property assessment roll grew by $35.6 billion, or 5.4% in the last year, according to Assessor Larry Stone’s office. The growth includes an increase of around 5% in...

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