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August 18, 2022

Editorial: Rebeca should resign

City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz should stand down from public office and save Gilroy citizens the expense and trauma of a recall election. An independent investigation concluded that Armendariz knew about and assisted preparations for an illegal party at which teen drinking occurred and at which...

Analysis: Sheriffs, Guns & Money

As a young journalist, I was invited to a meeting with Sheriff Bob Winter at an insurance office. At one point, one of the attendees asked the folksy Gilroyan if there was anything he could do to help. I remember Winter saying he needed...

Letter: Prayers for Ukraine

The Interfaith Clergy Alliance of South County expresses our pride in the community for the recent Peace Rally on behalf of Ukraine. It speaks to our community’s open heart that so many people came together in the name of peace. We add our prayers...

Letter: Inaction on transportation problems is deadly

Whenever I read about another fatal crossover collision I remember giving the eulogy for Morgan Hill’s Janet Graham at her church. The San Benito County Health Nurse was killed in one of these on Hwy. 25 before COG “leaders” decided to install center dividers.  I...

Our 2021 Holiday Poem

'Twas the night before Christmas in Olde Gilroy Santa pulled his mask tight and loaded another toy. Even the reindeer had gotten booster shots, Ignoring the theories of anti-science crackpots. The VTA had added a bus from San Jose, Santa nonetheless opted for his electric sleigh, Pre-pandemic style traffic jams...

Guest view: Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

As we draw nearer to Thanksgiving, I am reminded of this holiday’s origins and significance. There are some interesting and noteworthy parallels with today’s world, two years after Covid-19 began. While Thanksgiving has only been a national holiday since it was established in 1863 by...

Guest View: Struggling artists take note—and take to social media

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The past year and a half has been extremely hard on everyone, but it has been especially hard on small business owners. And according to Americans for the Arts, the arts were tremendously impacted by the pandemic, with an overall expected financial loss of...

Letter: Hats off to Jeff Garcia

Once again Jeff Garcia has returned to mentor the kids of Gilroy. Recently, with the help of many volunteers, Jeff and his team were able to put together a football camp for boys and girls. Gilroy youth of all ages enjoyed two days of...

Guest View, Stephanie Hernandez and Sarah Manjra: Advocate for the unhoused

Being a resident of Gilroy my entire life, it is disheartening to witness the growth of our homeless population over the past several years. Knowing how much the pandemic has affected millions of people all over the country, we have also seen its effects...

Guest View, Miguel Villa: Trade one box for another

After time with the criminal justice system in 2010, I experienced the job rejection that many like myself deal with upon re-entering the workforce. While I was more than qualified for job after job, as soon as they saw the box checked for a...

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