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June 5, 2020

Make trees a priority

Trees play an important role in the health and vibrancy of a community. I grew up in a small Montreal suburb, Candiac, where trees were part of the city’s fabric. A homeowner’s property line was defined by the placement of a city-owned maple tree—most...

California schools are underfunded compared to U.S.

At its Jan.17 meeting, the Santa Clara County Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution for full and fair funding for California Public Schools by state lawmakers. The resolution highlights California’s poor national standing in funding for public schools. California ranks 45th nationally in the...

2017: A year in review at the Water District

2017 will be a memorable year for Santa Clara County, especially for water resources management. It was the year that broke our state’s longest dry streak with record-setting precipitation. A year of transition between extremes – from drought to floods. A year for big...

Bicyclists and pedestrians made great strides in Gilroy this year

Here’s a year in review that all Gilroyans should be proud of. Our City of Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission has taken part in many aspects for change and advocacy. For the first time we created a Strategic Plan. It’s our guiding document and changes throughout...

VTA fares rise in January

Starting in January it will cost 50 cents more to take a Valley Transit Authority express bus one way, $20 more for a monthly pass and $220 more for a yearly express pass. But there’s some good news: Some youth fares will drop on buses...

A Salute for Frank Masoni

An American hero came home Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Frank Louis Masoni returned home from the war. Not the Middle East, not the Vietnam War, but World War II. Frank was 20 years old when he volunteered for the Marine Corps. He had been a...

Editorial: These roads are driving us crazy

It’s Thursday morning. The day I dread, as I have to take two trips out during Country Road rush hour. My oldest son needs to get to a friend’s house two miles away on Foothill to get to school early for band practice. I...

Why do charter schools score better than others?

Our local charter school, Gilroy Prep School (GPS), has had very strong test scores on the CAASPP in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD) is pleased with their achievement. GUSD and GPS have a good working relationship and there...

Smoke intercepts football weekend

Fires in the North Bay caused havoc in the South Bay and beyond last week as smoky conditions led to game cancellations across Santa Clara County as well as some headaches for Gilroy teams.

South County fire departments organize donations for North Bay fires

When a South County fire department put out a call for donations for victims of the recent North Bay fires, firefighters were welcomed with an outpouring from area residents.