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October 31, 2020

Measure RR would raise $100M annually for Caltrain

Measure RR on the Nov. 3 ballot is a one-eighth-cent sales tax that would be levied for 30 years in order to help “save” Caltrain, the commuter train line that runs between Gilroy and San Francisco, according to supporters.

Gilroy man arrested for possessing explosive devices

A Gilroy man who was injured by an explosion at a Mantelli Drive home was arrested Oct. 23 for possessing destructive devices. Darren Dorrell, 53, was arrested after he was released from the hospital for treatment of serious injuries...

Measure S aims to raise funds for water supply, flood control projects

Proponents of Valley Water’s Measure S on the Nov. 3 ballot say the parcel tax is crucial to reinforcing water supplies, flood protection and other priorities for nearly 2 million Santa Clara County residents; but its detractors say the measure lacks details and transparency, and caution that the proposed tax has no sunset date.

District suspends athletic conditioning after student tests positive for Covid-19

Gilroy Unified School District has suspended athletic conditioning at two high schools for two weeks after a student, who attended a party, tested positive for Covid-19. According to the district, officials became aware of a “large party” of 200...

Gilroy man dies in Oct. 24 traffic accident

A 25-year-old Gilroy man died in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 152 shortly after midnight Oct. 24, according to authorities.

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Retired teacher brings inner knowledge of district

As a 39-year veteran of the Gilroy Unified School District, Michelle Nelson knows the very inner workings of the education system. Her vast breadth of work—which included a 12-year stint as the president of the Gilroy Teachers Association—gave her inside information in...

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Technology and equality among BC Doyle’s priorities

BC Doyle, first elected to the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustees in 2016, said the impact he was able to have during the past four years encouraged him to seek another term. The little things, he mentioned,...

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Melissa Aguirre: Make decisions in students’ best interests

Melissa Nicholson Aguirre understands the concerns and frustrations from those on both sides of the Zoom screen. Aguirre is a second grade teacher in the Morgan Hill Unified School District, and the oldest of her two children is in...

Public Works director leaving Gilroy for Vacaville

Girum Awoke, the director of Gilroy’s Public Works Department for three years, has been hired by the City of Vacaville. Awoke will start his new position as Vacaville’s Public Works director on Nov. 4, Vacaville city officials announced Oct....

Two arrested after Gilroy robbery spree

Two people were arrested Oct. 21 following a string of early-morning robberies in Gilroy. According to Gilroy Police, at about 1:34am, a convenience store on the 8400 block of Church Street was robbed by a masked suspect who fled...