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November 28, 2021

Bonanza Days parade is Saturday

The Leadership Gilroy Class of 2018 is re-introducing a taste of the original Gilroy Bonanza Days to the community with a parade on Saturday, Sept. 29, starting at noon. Festivities will follow the parade at Miller Park from 2 until 6pm. Multiple...

Candidates have plans for downtown

Businesses in downtown Gilroy have begun to show their support for City Council candidates, placing lawn signs in their windows. Candidates, meanwhile, are making it clear that the city’s sagging downtown is an issue they want to tackle, many of them with a hardline...

South County Catholic HS plans hinge on LAFCO’s decision

The Diocese of San Jose said  fundraising, a construction timetable and overall project costs have been put on hold until the Local Agency Formation Commission rules on the City of Morgan Hill’s annexation request, by mid-December at the earliest. Proponents of a new Catholic high...

Christopher Ranch endorses tariffs on Chinese garlic

Breaking away from the position of many U.S. farmers, Christopher Ranch, the nation’s premier garlic company, announced on Tuesday, Sept. 18, that it fully supports the imposition of a 10 percent tariff on imported Chinese garlic (under the United States Trade Representative Section 301...

Teachers, district reach agreement

The Gilroy Unified School District late Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 18, announced it had reached a tentative agreement with the Gilroy Teachers Association on a new labor contract for certificated employees. The agreement covers three years, and provides a 2 percent increase per year, from...

New offer by GUSD could end impasse

Gilroy teachers and their bosses agree they made some headway in contract negotiations last week, with the district claiming this week that “both the district and GTA are optimistic that a tentative agreement will be reached.” The two sides had left an all-day fact-finding session...

Former cop in GHS incident charged

Former Hollister Police Officer Chad Browning has been charged with four crimes in relation to an alleged Sept. 9 crime spree that started with vehicle theft in Fresno and ended with Gilroy Police shooting at him before he could drive onto a local football...

Five South County students named Nat’l Merit Scholar semifinalists

Five South County high school students were selected as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Program, according to a recent announcement from its NMS Corporation. Four students at Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy (Alan Apte, Samantha Melton, Andrew Dinh and Darice Wong)...

Officer fires gun to stop car

A Gilroy Police officer fired his service weapon at a suspect who drove a stolen vehicle through the Gilroy High School campus where hundreds of children and parents had gathered at midday on Sept. 9, according to authorities. The single shot fired by the officer...

Teachers, parents confront board, district about fair contract

As negotiators with Gilroy Unified School District and Gilroy Teachers Association await their next sitdown Sept. 14 at a fact-finding hearing, a Gilroy High School sophomore offered a student’s perspective on the failed contract talks. Sophomore Christina Suarez submitted a petition signed by 654 fellow...