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November 28, 2021

Gilroy school board swears in new trustees

In a meeting of firsts and lasts, Gilroy Unified School District ushered in new trustees and honored departing members last week. First-term Board of Education trustees Enrique Diaz, Anisha Munshi and Tuyen Fiack, as well as incumbent Linda Piceno, all unopposed victors in the November...

Feds ID Santa Barbara farm as one source of lettuce contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13 that it has identified “a positive sample result for the outbreak strain in the sediment of a local irrigation reservoir used by a single farm owned and operated by Adam Bros. Farms in...

Police determine school threat is false

A social media threat late Wednesday night caught the attention of Gilroy Police, who determined by Thursday morning the fears of a potential school shooting were unfounded. Late in the evening of Dec. 12, an unknown person posted photos of rifles on Snapchat and made...

County will be new Saint Louise owner

Santa Clara County emerged this month as the sole bidder for O’Connor and Saint Louise hospitals, clearing the way for the county to buy the two private hospitals for $235 million, County Executive Jeff Smith disclosed Monday. “We are really excited,” Smith told the Gilroy...

Quake safety is still an issue

A walk down Monterey Street in Gilroy should be a stroll through the vibrant heart of a city, but instead of bustling store fronts, passersby are more likely to see boarded-up buildings. The empty commercial spaces in Gilroy’s core are often attributed to the city’s...

DUI checkpoint in Gilroy Dec. 14

The Gilroy Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Dec. 14 at an undisclosed location within the city limits. “The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol...

Center feeds hundreds

Nearly 900 fortunate families were gifted a complete turkey dinner during St. Joseph’s Thanksgiving turkey drive last week. David Cox, executive director at St. Joseph’s Family Center, said the center worked with local schools including Gavilan College to sign people up in the weeks preceding...

Four-way stops OK’d for 6th and Eigleberry

Sitting at the stop sign on Eigleberry, anticipating a right or left turn onto Sixth Street, is a familiar gamble to Gilroy residents. With an obstructed view caused by cars parked on both sides of Sixth Street, a driver often turns unsure if the...

Canned food drive aids needy families

With a yearlong, school-wide theme of “Changing the World,” third-grade students at Rod Kelley Elementary School decided as their community service project to hold a canned food drive for local needy families for the Thanksgiving holiday. The third-graders partnered with the Salvation Army and even...

Parishioners celebrate Juquila

Costumed dancers, musicians and celebrants parade on Eigleberry Street in Gilroy Nov. 23, beginning the 10th annual all-day celebration of the Virgin of Juquila by the parish group Comite Familias Unidas of the St. Mary Parish. The celebration dates back to 16th century, when...