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December 9, 2023

SCU Complex fully controlled after record-setting wildfire season

More than four months after it ignited then slowly burned almost 400,000 acres, the SCU Lightning Complex is fully controlled as 2020 comes to a close.

Christopher, Gilroy girls soccer teams on verge of a dream matchup

Girls soccer talent is abundant in the city of Gilroy, and the proof is in the success of the high school teams. Christopher and Gilroy are both a win away from meeting each other in the Central Coast Section Division III championship match.  The Cougars...

SJ officer, already facing gun charges, arrested for child pornography

A San Jose civilian community service officer, arrested last month on suspicion of gun crimes charges, was arrested again this week for possession of child pornography, according to San Jose police. Police on Nov. 4 said Denis Shevchenko, 40, of Gilroy, a non-sworn civilian community...

Gilroy baseball team reaches first-ever CCS championship game

When Jalen Hernandez broke his right pitching hand punching something out of frustration a little over a month ago, he had no idea he would get a chance to make things right.  “I broke my hand and punched something I shouldn’t have, but I learned...

South African coronavirus strain detected in two Bay Area counties

Public health officials say they’ve detected the first known cases of a South African Covid-19 variant in Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Chief health officers in each jurisdiction, doctors Sara Cody and Nicholas Moss, hosted a press conference Feb. 10 to field questions about the...

Sheriff’s Office launches gun relinquishment program

Law enforcement officials in the South Bay are launching a new program to assist in collecting unwanted firearms off the streets and throughout the community. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is launching a new Firearms Relinquishment Program beginning Aug. 21. It will be available...

SCU Complex is state’s largest wildfire

Lightning-sparked fires spawned by last weekend’s freak storms have since consumed 500,000 acres in and around the Bay Area and show no sign of letting up.

Rivas holds onto District 30 seat

Incumbent Robert Rivas is headed toward a landslide victory in his race for reelection to the California Assembly District 30 seat.

Mayors: ‘Cannot reopen’ without more virus testing

The mayors of Morgan Hill, Gilroy and 14 other cities signed a letter asking Santa Clara County officials to substantially increase COVID-19 testing capacities before reopening communities to normal business.

Supervisors to consider no-confidence vote on sheriff

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution declaring no confidence in County Sheriff Laurie Smith at its next meeting Tuesday. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called for Smith's resignation Aug. 16 over allegations of poor jail management, lack of transparency and...