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March 1, 2021

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...

Gilroy officer shoots at car, no one hurt

A Gilroy police officer fired one shot at an approaching stolen vehicle Sunday morning near youth sporting events at Gilroy High School, and police reported an arrest with no injuries. Gilroy police said they had received a report of vehicle theft that occurred in the...

Saint Louise owner seeks Chap. 11 protection

The owners of Saint Louise Regional Hospital today filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 to “reorganize and facilitate an orderly and efficient sale process.” Verity Health System of California, Inc, a nonprofit healthcare system, on Aug. 31 filed a voluntary petition for protection under...

Union boss: ‘Strike is not inevitable’

Gilroy teachers are holding out hope that they won’t strike, that a deal can get done by Sept. 14, when union and district negotiators are scheduled to hear the results of a fact-finding report. “A strike is not inevitable,” Gilroy Teachers Association President Jonathan Bass...

Air quality reaches ‘unhealthy’ levels

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air Alert Thursday, Aug. 23, as ozone and particulate pollution from Northern California and Sierra Nevada wildfires reached dangerous levels from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo. On Thursday the most dangerous area, with...

SV welcomes students, staff for new year

Third-year principal Patricia Mondragón, along with new assistant principal Zane Boehlke and academic counselors Lilia Cisnero and Claudia Valencia, helped South Valley Middle School staff welcome back 865 students to the IOOF Avenue campus Aug. 16 for the start of the 2018-19 school year.“We...

Miller Avenue closure scheduled Aug. 27

Miller Avenue will be closed Aug. 27 and possibly Aug. 28 as part of the 10th street extension project. The closure will take place from 8:30 am to 2 pm with a detour on Thomas Rd. The extension of 10th street is part of...

Great Wolf to hire 600 in Manteca

Picture it. A 500-room, upscale, family-friendly, all-inclusive, revenue-generating, notoriety-generating water park/hotel on vacant city-owned land next to a city-owned theme park, Gilroy Gardens, which was eager for quick access to new customers. Such was the promise of Great Wolf, a company that refocused its initial...

Homegrown educator takes over at CHS

Gilroy officials have turned to homegrown administrator Jeremy Dirks to bring back some stability to the principal’s office at Christopher High School, which is now on its third principal in as many years. Dirks, who was promoted from his assistant principal’s position at South Valley...