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June 11, 2021

Emergency water restrictions approved in Santa Clara County

Mandatory water restrictions are on their way to Santa Clara County faucets and hoses, as the area faces “extreme drought” and dismal water supplies. The Santa Clara Valley Water District board announced a water shortage emergency in a 7-0 vote Wednesday, setting targets to reduce...

Council approves two-year budget

The Gilroy City Council approved a budget June 7 that will restore some positions cut during the early days of the pandemic while allocating more money for streets and other infrastructure, as well as for rising pension costs, over the next two years. The budget...

PHOTO: Frank Arredondo celebrates 100th birthday

Longtime Gilroyan Frank Arredondo celebrated his 100th birthday with his family on June 5. Arredondo, who has lived in Gilroy for more than 50 years, was drafted into World War II and served in the Aleutian Islands. For many years, he managed the cactus...

Christopher falls short in CCS playoffs

The faraway looks and soggy eyes said it all—this one hurt the deepest. A year after advancing to its first-ever Central Coast Section championship game, the Christopher High boys basketball team couldn’t replicate the feat in a 66-62 loss to Leigh in a Division...

Man killed in early morning shooting

A man was shot and killed near the intersection of Railroad and Martin streets early in the morning of June 8. According to Gilroy Police, officers responding to a report of a gunshot victim just after midnight found an unresponsive man in the roadway, who...

Citywide power outage hits Gilroy

UPDATE 2PM: Power has been restored, according to PG&E. Gilroy Police said the outage was believed to have been caused by a power line getting struck in southern Gilroy. No injuries were reported. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Nearly 6,000 customers are currently without power in Gilroy Tuesday afternoon. According...

Valley Water set to require usage cuts

The local water district and cities in Santa Clara County are preparing to implement mandatory conservation measures in the face of an ongoing drought that threatens to severely diminish water supplies, according to authorities. The Valley Water board of directors at the June 9 meeting...

Community celebrates Gilroy High seniors

The night before graduation, Gilroy High School celebrated its seniors on June 3 with the Safe & Sober Grad Night, organized by parent volunteers with support of community donors.  The event was held in a drive-thru fashion through the school’s parking lots. Students began in...

‘Red Road to DC’ stops in Gilroy

The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation, hailing from Washington State, stopped at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy on June 5 on a cross-country “Red Road to DC” tour.  They are traveling with a totem pole that is scheduled to be delivered to...

Youth is served: Emma Van Laar paces Gilroy High swim team

Emma Van Laar admits the monotony of swimming lap after lap gets to her occasionally.  “I really do get bored of it at times, and that’s when I know I should set new goals so I can stay motivated,” said Van Laar, who just completed...