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December 1, 2021

WWII memories linger

On Dec. 7, 1941, everything changed in America. That Sunday morning, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S Navy at Pearl Harbor, killing over 2,000 and dealing the United States a stunning blow. At that moment the United States was drawn into WWII, and...

SCC voters help pass Gavilan’s $248M bond

Although ballots are still being counted by election officials, updated results for the Nov. 6 election have the likely passage of Gavilan College’s $248 million Measure X bond as well as the election of three new members to the school’s governing body. “This is a very exciting...

Gilroy resident dies in Morgan Hill collision

A single-vehicle traffic accident on Watsonville Road resulted in a fatality Friday afternoon, police said. The accident occurred in the area of Watsonville Road and Venetian Way—a few blocks southeast of Monterey Road—about 3:45pm Nov. 9, reads a press release from Morgan Hill Police Department. When...

Gavilan’s $248M bond passes by slim margin

The future is bright for Gavilan College with the passing of a $248 million bond measure Nov. 6 as well as the election of three new members to its governing body. A combined 57 percent of voters in Santa Clara and San Benito counties (who...

Incumbent Smith holds onto sheriff post

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith won a sixth consecutive term in office after defeating challenger John Hirokawa in the Nov. 6 election. With 100 percent of the votes counted, Smith obtained 147,319 ballots, compared to 113,655 votes for Hirokawa, according to the Santa Clara...

Garlic Fest Gives $255k

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Foundation had a spicy year, raising $255,000 for 170 local schools, charities and other non-profits. In the festival’s 40-year history, over $11.7 million has been raised for local non-profits. In 1979, the founders of the Gilroy Garlic Festival created the...

Stick and Move inspires youngsters

On the east side of the railroad tracks in old Gilroy, in an old square brick building that used to be a PG&E substation, kids spend the night punching each other in the face. Usually, that means trouble. But at Stick and Move Boxing, the...

GUSD board approves pay hikes for supes

After securing a new three-year deal with its teachers union to avoid a possible work stoppage last month, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustee approved new contracts with its management and confidential employees as well as its classified staff. The new contracts approved...

Gavilan drones fly

When 21-year-old Gavilan College student Brandon Puthoff learned about the new drone program being offered at the Coyote Valley campus north of Morgan Hill, he jumped on the opportunity right away and signed up for several classes in the six-course certificate program. “I’m hoping to...

GUSD elementary school on chopping block for 2020

Declining enrollments and increased wages and benefits could force the Gilroy Unified School District to close an elementary school by the 2020-21 school year, according to a recent staff report. “It’s very scary, frankly,” said Gilroy School Board President Linda Piceno of the possibility of...