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June 6, 2020

Decisions set stage for 2019

Here are a few highlights in Santa Clara County government in 2018. New Animal Services Center Coming. Construction of the new center is scheduled to break ground in Spring 2019, with a move-in date of mid-2021. The new 37,000-square-foot building on 4.5 acres will replace...

2018: A great year for bike safety

Safe Routes to School had another successful year in Gilroy. The Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission along with Santa Clara County Public Health took a leadership position in getting all the stakeholders in the city to come together to form a Safe Routes...

Gilroy native led AIDS fight

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day, a time to reflect on the disease that still threatens and ravages lives in the U.S. and around the globe. Stories behind the Los Altos Story, a new book about Dude Angius, Gilroy High School Class...

City offers safe routes

Safe Routes to School had another successful year in Gilroy. The Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission, along with Santa Clara County Public Health, took a leadership position in getting all the stakeholders in the city to come together to form a Safe Routes...

Mayor should earn $80,000

To the Editor, We should consider paying our mayor $80,000 salary plus benefits. This is a small amount compared to what other public employees are paid. Our city is way generous. Gilroy is a diverse city of 50,000 Gilroyans...

Public-private solutions to homelessness

It takes three things for a community to end homelessness: political will, supportive policies and money. Most communities have one or two of these ingredients, but harnessing all three at the same time has proven hard. As a result,...

‘Walkable, bikeable’ future is now

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Gilroy, and the family is looking for something to do.  You decide to stay local and get the bikes ready for a ride. You call up the neighbors and meet on the Levee Class l Bike/Ped Trail, which is...

It is time to make it easier to start a business in Gilroy

It is not easy getting through the permits and fee process to start a business in Gilroy compared with other cities. Local architects say it can take from one to three years to start a business with additional fees that may not be known...

Pipeline project improves water reliability

South County residents get 100 percent of their drinking water from local groundwater sources. The Santa Clara Valley Water District knows how critical it is to keep this key source reliable. A new project under way in Morgan Hill will help do just that. Earlier...

Student seeks new respect for veterans

Concerned that his fellow students needed to know more about World War II and the bravery and sacrifices of ‘The Greatest Generation,’ Mount Madonna senior Cyrus Kamkar recently organized a veterans panel held at his private school. He expanded the panel to include veterans...