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October 4, 2022

‘Potential of a fight’ draws police presence at school

Gilroy Police responded to Gilroy High School Wednesday after hearing of a potential fight, but the altercation never happened and no one was hurt, according to school and police officials. Officers responded to the school at about 1:50pm due to a “campus disturbance which involved...

Christopher football passes first test of season to improve to 4-0

Facing adversity for the first time all season, it was time for the Christopher High football team to show what it was made of. In the end, the Cougars passed their first test of 2022 with a 24-10 non-league win over an always tough...

Leadership Gilroy salutes veterans

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Leadership Gilroy’s Class of 2022 will host “A Salute to our Veterans” on Oct. 1 from 10am to 1pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, 74 West Sixth St. The event will begin with the unveiling of the flagpole, which was refurbished thanks to fundraising by...

Local Scene: National Night Out; foundation grants open

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National Night Out returns The Gilroy Police Department and City of Gilroy will present National Night Out on Oct. 4 from 4-7:30pm at 350 West Sixth St., between City Hall and the Gilroy Library. The public is invited to get to know their local police officers...

Christopher girls volleyball has come back strong

After the greatest season in program history in 2019, the Christopher High girls volleyball team fell on hard times.  First, the Cougars had to disband the team early in the 2021 spring Covid season due to a variety of factors. They didn’t fare any better...

South Valley Civic Theatre’s family-friendly ‘Honk! Jr.’ opens Oct. 1

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South Valley Civic Theatre’s upcoming performance of “Honk! Jr.” is truly a family affair, in more ways than one. Adapted for the youngsters, the family-friendly show is based on “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen, which follows a baby duck named Ugly who is...

Gavilan College dedicates new bridge to longtime faculty member

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Susan Dodd cemented her legacy in Gavilan College lore long ago, but now, it can be seen in the most literal sense. A new concrete-and-steel pedestrian bridge that spans over the college’s main road, connecting the central Gilroy campus to its athletics facilities, was celebrated...

Gilroy councilmember files police report over ‘threats against public officials’

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A heated exchange during the Gilroy City Council’s Sept. 19 meeting led one councilmember to file a police report after a resident claimed the public would “do stuff to make your life miserable.” Ron Kirkish of Gilroy, who made the statement toward Councilmembers Zach Hilton...

Gilroy City Council could ask Armendariz to resign

Rebeca Armendariz
The Gilroy City Council will soon consider asking Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz to resign if a recall effort against her qualifies for a ballot. During the council’s Sept. 19 meeting, Mayor Marie Blankley requested the item be brought to the council at an upcoming meeting. The...

Photo: Volunteers clean Uvas Creek

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Cities throughout the state participated in Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17, including Gilroy, where the Recreation Division hosted a site at Christmas Hill Park. There were 75 volunteers of all ages who participated. They collected approximately 365 pounds of trash and 116 pounds...