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May 29, 2020

Gilroy’s electric future

The future of transportation is electric—and Gilroy is in a unique position to benefit from it. At a recent special city council meeting in Gilroy, a nondescript new commercial site proposal was presented to the council for potential deployment...

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...

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.

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....

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...

Guest Column: Don’t judge your neighbor from the outside

Hi neighbors. In no way do I want this to come across as some narcissistic ploy to talk about myself. However, sometimes I wonder about my neighbors and so I figured I'd share a little bit of my story.

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,...

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...

Re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith to sixth term

In two decades as the county’s sheriff, Laurie Smith’s legacy includes both accomplishments and mistakes, and as she runs for a sixth four-year term, her challengers have sought to direct attention to the latter. Smith’s department’s investigation led to the successful prosecution of  Sierra LaMar’s...

Community access video workshops available for local teachers

Don't just watch TV, make it! Two teachers at Gavilan took that