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April 12, 2024

Where to get a Covid-19 test in South County

Health officials throughout the nation have said testing is an essential factor in the battle against the novel coronavirus, and with case numbers rising in communities near and far getting a test is critical to understanding where the virus is and how officials can...

Family offers reward for information on death of Gilroy man

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 death of a Gilroy man whose body was found in a Fresno County canal. Vidal Zepeda, 39, was found dead on Feb. 22, 2016 in the California Aqueduct at West...

Woman arrested in Gilroy on suspicion of arson

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of starting a series of fires in Gilroy on Sunday, according to authorities.

After recent overdose, Gilroy Police warn of dangers of fentanyl

Gilroy Police are cautioning residents about the dangers of fentanyl and counterfeit pills after a young man died of an overdose in a local motel.

Gilroy man accused of murder found dead in hotel

A Gilroy man suspected of a homicide in Milpitas last weekend was found dead in a hotel room Wednesday night, according to police.

Gilroy insurance agent found guilty of repeated sexual assault

A Gilroy insurance agent was found guilty of 20 counts of sexual assault in Santa Clara County Superior Court last week. Following a jury trial, Jeffrey Guenther, 38, was convicted of 10 counts of oral copulation by duress and 10 counts of sodomy by duress,...

Suspect in Gilroy bank robbery arrested in Garden Grove

Police on Feb. 7 said that a man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Salinas bank earlier in the week also allegedly robbed a bank in Gilroy. With assistance from Gilroy Police detectives, authorities in southern California caught up with the suspect Feb. 6...

County investigating Covid-19 ‘cluster’ at Costco

County health officials are investigating four Costco stores, including Gilroy, on reports of Covid-19 “clusters.” According to Santa Clara County Public Health, six employees of the 7251 Camino Arroyo store in Gilroy tested positive for Covid-19 between July 24-30. The Sunnyvale location had 13 confirmed cases...

Gilroy Police arrest suspected drunk driver with loaded firearms in vehicle

Gilroy Police arrested a man who had been driving drunk with two loaded firearms in his vehicle early in the morning Feb. 28, authorities said. Earlier in the week, the same suspect, Markus Beck, had been asked to leave the campus of Luigi Aprea...

Gilroy tops county Covid infection rate statistics

Gilroy has the highest rate of Covid-19 infections of any city in Santa Clara County, according to statistics released by the county’s department of public health.  “The rates in the city of Gilroy are actually higher than elsewhere,” Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Sara...