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December 1, 2022

Nov. 8 turnout exceeds half of county voters

The estimated voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election surpassed 50% in Santa Clara County this week as local elections officials have continued to count ballots submitted by mail and those cast provisionally.  As of 5pm Nov. 15, elections officials have counted 526,659 ballots cast...

Joshua Guzman’s ascension continues as he earns State berth; GHS boys team finishes a solid 7th in CCS Cross Country Championships

In terms of the upper-echelon running talent in the Central Coast Section, few have improved as much as Gilroy High sophomore Joshua Guzman in a span of just one year. Last season, Guzman finished 21st in the CCS Championship Division III race in 16 minutes,...

Love and stress during the holidays

To call Keith Larson a superfan of “A Christmas Story” might be an understatement. The San Jose native still remembers that clear winter day as a 9-year-old in 1983, when the power tripped off in his neighborhood without a known reason. On a whim, the family...

PHOTOS: Gilroy honors veterans

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Gilroy celebrated those who served in the armed forces with a series of events on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. During the morning, people gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial Building for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars...

Christopher field hockey makes history; Gilroy sees memorable season end in CCS semifinals

In the leadup to the Christopher High field hockey team’s Central Coast Section playoff semifinal match against Los Gatos High Wednesday, Cougars junior Katie Garrison couldn’t believe what she was hearing.  “Everybody I was talking to were like, ‘Well, you’ve had a good season and...

Trash Talk men share stories of service

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It’s another Thursday morning, which means another meeting of the minds as the Trash Talk group takes to the street, lawn chairs in hand.  Since early in the pandemic these gentlemen found a way to stay connected, gathering on Thursday mornings in their Gilroy neighborhood—trash...

Cline sits at top of Gilroy City Council race

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Political newcomer Tom Cline will be joining two familiar faces on the Gilroy City Council, according to the latest election results. As of 4pm on Nov. 9, Cline led all candidates with 22% of the vote. Carol Marques landed in second with 21.4%, while Dion...

Gutierrez leads Gavilan College race

Gabriel Gutierrez
For the Trustee Area 3 seat on the Gavilan College Board of Trustees, school psychologist Gabriel Gutierrez held a more than 1,000-vote lead over education nonprofit executive Tara Bevington, according to the most recent results available. The seat represents western Gilroy and San Martin. Gutierrez was...

Local Scene: Alleyway meeting; upcoming theater performances

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Input sought on downtown alleyways The City of Gilroy is seeking public input on the downtown alleyways. The city was recently awarded a $3.9 million grant through the California Department of Transportation Clean California Grant Program for infrastructure and aesthetic improvements of Gourmet Alley and Railroad...

Suspect leads police on chase through Gilroy, Watsonville

A Watsonville man is in custody on a host of charges after he allegedly tried to outrun police in two counties on Nov. 4. California Highway Patrol Officer Alyssa Gutierrez said CHP officers initially tried to pull Francisco De Los Santos, 31, of Watsonville over...