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April 2, 2020

South County year in review

Animal lovers gathered in November to witness a monumental construction milestone: the “topping off” of the new Santa Clara County Animal Services Center in San Martin. After years of planning, the new LEED Silver certified Animal Services Center is on track to...

District to update water charge zones

In Santa Clara County, the largest supply of water is hidden beneath our feet.  Local groundwater basins can hold more water than all of Valley Water’s 10 reservoirs combined, and serve as our primary reserve in times of drought....

Support for BMX

The first annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Garden City BMX on Nov. 16 at Hecker Pass Winery raised over $5,000. Funds generated will be used to fund a planned BMX pump track for the community at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy.

Hindsight 2019

Oct. 25 Time to say thank you Quietly, organically and without delay, our community—and people who had never even visited our community—demonstrated by their selflessness and their gift-giving that humanity and compassion have the capacity to...

Turn in guns, save lives

After the horrible Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, so many people were wringing their hands and saying, “What can we do?” I think this was actually one of your own headlines in August. The Gun Buy Back on Dec. 14 is an opportunity to make our...

Memorial a source of pride

Regarding your article on the memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Garlic Festival, I’d like to point out for the community that this memorial was designed and constructed with volunteer hours and monetary donations. The city asked, but did not pay,...

Power shutoffs and fire safety

Like you, I am frustrated with how PG&E has been handling power shutoffs in our county. PG&E’s decision to execute power shutoffs is very costly, both to local governments and to our residents, who understandably feel ignored, scared and angry. A utility company has a...

Power shutoffs and fire safety

Like you, I am frustrated with how PG&E has been handling power shutoffs in our county. PG&E’s decision to execute power shutoffs is very costly, both to local governments and to our residents, who understandably feel ignored, scared and angry. A utility company has a...

It’s tax time

The Santa Clara County Assessor’s Annual Report answers the No. 1 question at this time of year: Where do my taxes go? This year’s report contains a special focus that looks back over the past 10 years of assessment roll information, and includes graphical illustrations...

A Sunday without electricity

I awoke Sunday morning in Gilroy to the glowing, rose-colored sun (unfortunately from fires burning to the north), varying sounds of chimes blowing in the wind, happily chirping birds sitting in swaying trees and the rumbling vibrations of generators providing electricity—because as of 9pm...