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April 17, 2021

Covid-19: By the numbers in Gilroy

Total number of cases in Gilroy since March 2020. Data by city updated weekly by Santa Clara County Public Health: April 8, 2021: 7,466 March 31, 2021: 7,444 March 25, 2021: 7,414 March 18, 2021: 7,388 March 15, 2021: 7,372 March 10, 2021: 7,348 March 9, 2021: 7,340 March 8, 2021: 7,338 March...

San Jose PD named in federal lawsuit after officers fatally shot unarmed Gilroy man

The family of David Tovar Jr., an unarmed Gilroy man who was fatally shot by San Jose police in January, is suing the San Jose Police Department. On Wednesday, attorneys Adante Pointer and Patrick Buelna were joined by Tovar's relatives to detail the federal civil...

Scientists race to save endangered shrub ahead of Anderson Dam retrofit

Janell Hillman remembers the first time she noticed the coyote ceanothus plant, more than 15 years ago after a 2003 fire on the ridge above Anderson Reservoir cleared the way for a strange little shrub that seemed to take over. “The next year the whole...

South County political veterans crowd 2022 supervisor race

The election for Santa Clara County District 1 Supervisor is well over a year away, but the field of candidates is already packed with veteran local politicians. Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine, former San Jose City Councilmember Johnny Khamis, County Board of Education Trustee Claudia...

Newsom: California economy ‘fully reopening’ June 15

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced that the state is “setting our eyes on fully reopening by June 15—with commonsense measures like masking.” Newsom made the announcement via Twitter, and reiterated the state’s plan to eventually forgo the current four-tiered, color-coded reopening system during...

San Martin man sentenced to 33 years for violent ‘crime spree’

A San Martin man was sentenced this week to more than 33 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a slew of violent crimes—some involving firearms—dating back to 2018. The most recent charges against the defendant, Alfonso Castillo Navarro, 37, are related...

New Covid-19 cases flatline in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County has experienced a sharp decrease in the number of known Covid-19 cases since January that have led to loosening restrictions. But those numbers have flatlined in recent weeks, and with new variants circulating in the county, cases could be on the...

What 3-foot social distance means for return to California schools

New state and federal Covid safety guidelines that reduce the recommended minimum distance between students from 6 feet to 3 feet should make it easier for California schools to return students to classrooms full time, but most districts are not likely to make the...

Farmworkers vaccinated at César Chávez Day clinic

Frontline agricultural workers received their second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Morgan Hill mushroom farm on César Chávez Day, March 31. The vaccination clinic was a follow-up to a two-day event earlier this month at Monterey Mushrooms on Hale Avenue when farmworkers from...

Endangered gray wolf arrives in San Benito County

A gray wolf has made his way into San Benito County, and wildlife officials are saying this is the farthest south a wolf has traveled in the state in more than 100 years. OR-93, a nearly two-year-old male wolf from Oregon, was fitted with a...