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June 21, 2024

Grants from DAs office aim to help disadvantaged youth of color

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said that $60,000 will be awarded to community organizations and groups to aid local disadvantaged youth of color. The grant money will be used to invest in the education and future of children in Santa Clara County, according...

Crews respond to fire at Gilroy recycling facility

Firefighters extinguished a giant pile of cardboard and other materials at a recycling facility in south Gilroy the night of June 3, according to authorities. The Gilroy Fire Department received a call about 8:24pm reporting smoke in the area of Obata Way, Division Chief Gerry...

Three arrested for allegedly helping inmate escape San Benito County Jail

Inmate Daniel Lopez Zavala, who escaped from the San Benito County Jail on May 28, was arrested in San Jose May 29 night following a regional manhunt that lasted nearly two days, authorities said.  The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office has also arrested three people...

Valley Water to host meeting Thursday on Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill

Valley Water, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, is hosting a public meeting in Morgan Hill June 6 to provide updates on the reconstruction of Anderson Dam. Water district officials will be reporting on the impacts of the $1 billion dam project on the environment,...

Heat wave descends on South Valley

The National Weather Service is forecasting a heat wave coming to the Bay Area this week, with the hottest day being Wednesday.  A heat advisory is in effect from Tuesday to Thursday. The East Bay is predicted to have the highest temperatures, reaching the mid...

South Valley resident earns UC Santa Cruz scholarship

Cipriano Echezarreta, a graduate of the Gavilan College Class of 2024 who will transfer to UC Santa Cruz in the fall, was awarded the prestigious Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Scholarship.  Echezarreta, a resident of San Juan Bautista, is an environmental science major whose career...

Gilroy Police investigate pedestrian death in hit and run

A pedestrian was fatally injured by a hit-and-run driver near downtown Gilroy, police said June 1. Officers who responded to a 911 call about 10:50pm May 31 in the area of First Street and Eigleberry Street found a man with major injuries in the roadway,...

Open space preserve in Morgan Hill celebrates more access with new bridge

A newly completed bridge over Llagas Creek at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve in Morgan Hill extends the park’s existing wheelchair-friendly trail and leads visitors to a grassland day use area surrounded by riparian woodlands.  The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority will...

Local Scene: Adopt a pet for free June 1

Veterans Resource Fair is June 1 The South Santa Clara Valley Memorial District is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair from 9am-1pm June 1 at the Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, 74 West Sixth Street, in coordination with American Legion Post 217 and Veterans of Foreign Wars...

San Benito County Jail escapee captured in San Jose

Daniel Lopez Zavala, who escaped from the San Benito County Jail on May 28, was arrested in San Jose Wednesday night following a regional manhunt, authorities said.  Zavala, 38, of Hollister, was arrested 7pm May 29 at a hotel in San Jose with his girlfriend,...

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