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March 3, 2024

DA declines to charge Oct. 30 shooting suspect

Santa Clara County prosecutors said Nov. 3 they do not have enough evidence to file charges against Benjamin David Calderon, who Gilroy Police arrested Oct. 30 in relation to a fatal shooting at a city councilmember’s home.  “We have declined to file charges pending further...

Car club to host fundraiser for Morgan Hill family involved in tragic collision

Elisa and Valentina Ornelas—ages 7 and 4, respectively—enjoyed Volkswagens as much as their father, Cesar Ornelas, who is a collector of vintage vehicles. They loved riding in his yellow Bug, which the girls called “the banana,” or his green Volkswagen (“the green bean”) to...

New ‘turbo roundabout’ open at Highways 25/156

All lanes are now open at the new “turbo roundabout” intersection at Highways 25 and 156 in San Benito County. The California Department of Transportation released a how-to video on Youtube—in both English and Spanish—advising travelers how to approach and navigate the new intersection,...

Saint Louise medical staff receive new Covid-19 vaccine

Dr. Roger Chiou of Saint Louise Regional Hospital was the first South County recipient of the new Covid-19 vaccine Thursday afternoon.

Suspect arrested in relation to South County shooting

A suspect wanted for allegedly shooting at a process server over the weekend in Santa Clara County was arrested on Feb. 1, authorities said. Christopher Croul, 64, was taken into custody without incident in Morgan Hill but no other details were released about how investigators...

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...

Police search for Gilroy man in relation to Milpitas homicide

Police are searching for Gilroy resident Kevin James Gitmed in relation to an Oct. 10 homicide that occurred in Milpitas, according to authorities.

Happy swings: Gilroy girls volleyball team finds joy in playing again

The past year of uncertainty with high school sports has left the Gilroy High girls volleyball team excited about the upcoming season. “Our No. 1 goal is to enjoy the sport,” Mustangs coach Brian Calimpong said. “After the last 18 months, I am just thankful...

Gilroy Family Fitness permanently closes

Gilroy Family Fitness announced its closure on Oct. 31, marking another casualty in a business community struggling with restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a Facebook post, the gym stated that it is selling its equipment through Nov. 8. “Over the past 10 years,...

City hires firm to investigate deadly party at Armendariz home

The City of Gilroy has hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into whether City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz violated any city codes or administrative rules in relation to the deadly Oct. 30 shooting on her property. Gilroy City Administrator Jimmy Forbis informed Mayor...