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September 29, 2020

Letter: Accept the voters’ voices

In the 2016 general election, Roland Velasco was elected mayor with two years remaining on his council seat. His seat as a council member was vacated and needed to be filled. The need to fill that seat was known on the night...

Valley Water moves closer to lowering Anderson Reservoir

By John Varela Early next month, Valley Water will take a significant step toward fixing Anderson Dam so it can safely withstand a large earthquake.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered Valley Water to begin lowering...

Guest view: Amah Mutsun oppose building on Betabel land

For our tribe, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Betabel is much, much more than a vacant lot conveniently located by a Highway 101 offramp. Positioned at the confluence of the San Benito and Pajaro Rivers, where earthquake faults also meet, the Betabel area is a place of power where, for countless generations, our people came together for healing and renewal.

Guest view: Time to remove police from schools

There comes a time when each of us comes to terms with aspects of life that can change our views and challenge long held beliefs. For me it is the present issue of police in schools (school resource officers).

Guest View: Avoid the three C’s

By Alan Viarengo Fear sells news stories; naturally, an alarming article will capture more attention. More website hits mean more profit through advertising, so we see more propaganda now than in the era of newspapers. This does not mean...

Letter: Remembering Gilroy, July 28, 2019

Ah, summer.  The smell of chlorine mixed with sunscreen  surrounds the pool at the neighborhood Y.  Sleeveless. Popsicle tongued children who never age.  The familiar sounds of flip flops flip...

Editorial: Searching for closure, one year later

It’s late July in Gilroy, and Christmas Hill Park is unrecognizable. Bicyclists roll through the Uvas Creek levee trail, passing by people pushing strollers or being pulled by their dogs. Young children don their rollerblades as they make their...

Chicano community extends an inviting hand

By Cesar Gamboa Nestled in the southern Santa Clara Valley, at the crossroads of the Great Central Valley, Bay Area, “Silicon Valley,” the Monterey Peninsula, and Salinas Valley sits Gilroy. Gilroy serves as an ideal place for tourism, agriculture,...

Letter: Young was a bright presence

Your article about Gary Young’s death from Covid really touched me (South Valley, June 12, 2020). Gary was always a bright presence at Orchard Supply, then at Lowe’s. I couldn’t pass him without some mutual recognition; a simple hello or a brief...

Guest View, Peter Leroe-Muñoz: One man’s death, one nation’s self-reflection

By Peter Leroe-Muñoz Anger. Frustration. Heartsick. Those were a few of the emotions I felt watching the video that captured the killing of George Floyd. As a former Deputy District Attorney, and a current Councilmember, I see this as...