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March 3, 2024

County to close more business, again

Throughout Santa Clara County, the daily numbers of Covid-19 cases and virus positivity rates have climbed so drastically since Halloween that public health officials on Nov. 13 announced more business closures are coming.

Sig Sanchez, former Mayor of Gilroy, dies Jan. 30

Sig Sanchez—former mayor of Gilroy and loyal advocate for South County throughout his 55-year public service career—died peacefully Jan. 30, according to family members.

County: 24 cases confirmed in Gilroy

Newly released data show that dozens of cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in South County, but health officials noted that residents should “behave as if the virus is everywhere.”

Gilroy man accused of ‘Boogaloo’ affiliation

Gilroy resident Alan Viarengo, who taught math at Gavilan College for nearly 20 years, was arrested last week on suspicion of stalking and threatening Santa Clara County’s public health officer, and police say he has ties to the anti-government domestic terrorist group known as “Boogaloo.”

Anderson Reservoir will close to public through 2030

Anderson Reservoir will be closed to boating, fishing and all recreational activities for the next several years starting Oct. 1. That’s when the local water district will begin draining the lake in order to begin construction on a new discharge tunnel and seismically retrofitted dam.

Several hospital workers infected with Covid-19 as capacity is exceeded

Seven workers of St. Louise Regional Hospital’s emergency department recently tested positive for Covid-19 as the hospital and others throughout the county are operating beyond capacity. According to Santa Clara County Health System spokesperson Joy Alexiou, more than 80 individuals work in the South County...

One dead, three injured in shooting at council member’s home

Four people were shot—one fatally—at a shooting at a party at Gilroy City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz’ home early Saturday morning, according to police.  Gilroy Police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting on the 400 block of Las Animas Avenue, about 12:55am Oct....

Gilroy man dies in Oct. 24 traffic accident

A 25-year-old Gilroy man died in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 152 shortly after midnight Oct. 24, according to authorities.

19-year-old arrested in relation to fatal shooting at council member’s home

Gilroy Police have arrested Benjamin David Calderon, a 19-year-old Gilroy resident, in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting incident at the home of Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz that left one person dead and three others in the hospital. Calderon was booked into the Santa Clara...

Anderson Reservoir drained to 3 percent capacity

Valley Water has drained Anderson Reservoir in east Morgan Hill until it is almost empty, and will begin seeking bids in January for a contractor to build a massive new discharge tunnel over the next three years.

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