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August 13, 2022

Local Scene: Ice Cream with a Cop; new coordinator for cultural exchange organization

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Hang out with police officers The Gilroy Police Department is inviting the public to a meet-and-greet over ice cream on Aug. 2 from 4-7pm at 7301 Hanna St. During Ice Cream with a Cop, officers will be present to meet, talk and eat ice cream with...

Library adds new position to connect patrons to services

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Santa Clara County Library District created a new Community Outreach Specialist position in an effort to better connect its patrons with key services.  Erik Poicon, the inaugural holder of the position, will split time between the Milpitas Library and the Ochoa Migrant Center in Gilroy,...

Pair arrested in stabbing cases

An investigation into a pair of stabbings in Gilroy that resulted in the arrest of two suspects also nabbed two others for weapons violations, according to police. On July 18 at 3pm, a man had been stabbed “numerous times” in the area of Las Animas...

Classes to begin later for high schoolers

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Many high school students in Gilroy will start classes slightly later beginning in the fall due to a new state law. Senate Bill 328, authored by Sen. Anthony Portantino, requires middle schools and high schools to begin no earlier than 8am and 8:30am, respectively. Signed...

GHS, Daniel Cormier Academy wrestlers make history in USMC Nationals

Gilroy High wrestlers have achieved lofty status over the years, both in California and nationally.  But what the Mustangs did at the 2022 USA Wrestling Marine Corps Junior & 16U Nationals in North Dakota July 16-19 is at the very top of what they’ve accomplished...

DA says police killing of Gilroy murder suspect was legal

Santa Clara County investigators determined that police “lawfully shot and killed” David Tovar, Jr., an unarmed suspect who was wanted in a string of South County crimes when officers tried to arrest him in San Jose last year. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office...

Volunteers sought for Civil Grand Jury

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Presiding Judge Theodore C. Zayner announced that the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2023 Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury is an independent body that is convened on an annual basis by the Superior...

Aromas blaze prompts evacuations

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UPDATE: The fire has charred more than 100 acres and is 25% contained, Cal Fire announced Friday morning. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A large wildland fire opened up in Aromas Thursday afternoon prompting a strong response by Cal Fire, Aromas Tri-County Fire and other agencies who attacked the blaze from the...

Former CHS standout Andrew Kachel realizes dream after getting drafted by hometown team Giants

Before the start of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Andrew Kachel said it didn’t matter which team drafted him because he would be grateful either way. But once the 2019 Christopher High graduate saw he had been selected by the team he grew...

Officials urge Covid-19 vaccines for youngest children

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With the first day of school rapidly approaching and Covid-19 circulating at a high rate, health officials are urging parents to get their youngest vaccinated against the virus. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5...