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October 15, 2021

Gavilan College women’s volleyball team filled with local talent

After longtime women’s volleyball coach Kevin Kramer left Gavilan College to become the athletic director at Chabot College in 2018, Tyson Norton assumed the responsibilities for the 2019 season.  But Norton was gone after just one season, taking a job as an assistant coach at...

Person dies after being struck by vehicle on Leavesley Road

A pedestrian died Sunday night after they were struck by a vehicle while walking on Leavesley Road near city limits. According to Gilroy Police, first responders arrived on the scene of the crash around 8:52pm Sept. 26. Responding Gilroy officers, a citizen and Cal Fire...

Photos: Live from the front yard at PorchFest 2021

PorchFest Gilroy returned to Hanna and Fifth streets Sept. 25. The free event, sponsored by the Gilroy Downtown Business Association, featured musicians performing on neighborhood porches and lawns throughout the afternoon. Attendees set up their chairs on the sidewalk and listened to bands and...

Police blotter, Sept. 20-26, 2021: Rash of stolen vehicles

Sept. 20 • A sexual offense involving a child was reported on the 7200 block of Church Street at midnight. • A vehicle was reported stolen on Alexander and East Tenth streets. • A business was burglarized on the 6800 block of Silacci Way. • An assault was...

Arizona plane crash kills Morgan Hill man, injures wife

A Morgan Hill man died and his wife suffered serious injuries after the plane they were flying crashed in Arizona on Sept. 22 for unknown reasons. The couple was identified by Classic Air Medical as Jim and Uta Petersen. Jim was the pilot of the plane,...

Dave Dumont prepares to close Gilroy Piano Outlet

Dave Dumont has been attached to the piano since he was 8. The Illinois native graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1976, with a major in music education and piano. He has had gigs around the country, including backing musicians at the old...

Laurel Square project moving forward

The Gilroy City Council unanimously supported a plan to add restaurants, a hotel and other businesses at the corner of East Tenth and Chestnut streets. The Sept. 20 decision paves the way for future council approvals required for the project. The planning commission gave its...

Christopher field hockey team tops Gilroy; both squads are top-notch

In one particular sequence in the fourth quarter, the Christopher High field hockey team peppered the Gilroy High goal, unleashing four shots in rapid-fire succession.  None of those shots went in, but it was a microcosm of the match. The Cougars had superior time of...

Senior stalwarts Nicholas Guzman and Karina Rodriguez lead Gilroy High cross country teams

From freshmen sensations to senior stalwarts, Nicholas Guzman and Karina Rodriguez have anchored the Gilroy High cross country program for the past four years.  Now in the twilight of their prep careers, Guzman and Rodriguez are in solid shape to have their best seasons yet....

Photo: PEO celebrates centennial

Gilroy’s chapter of the Philanthropic Education Organization, known as PEO, celebrated its 100th anniversary with an event at Old City Hall on Sept. 12. The organization supports female high school seniors in Gilroy with scholarships to help them attend college. It works with counselors...