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May 18, 2024

Homegrown educator takes over at CHS

Gilroy officials have turned to homegrown administrator Jeremy Dirks to bring back some stability to the principal’s office at Christopher High School, which is now on its third principal in as many years. Dirks, who was promoted from his assistant principal’s position at South Valley...

Limb takes out power, closes Hecker Pass

A falling tree limb at approximately 2:40 pm April 3, took down a quarter mile of high-tension power lines between Burchell Road and Syngenta Flowers on Hecker Pass Road, igniting a one-acre vegetation fire,  knocking out power and closing the road to traffic for...

Five locals charged with insurance fraud

Five South Valley men, including two from Gilroy and two from San Martin, were charged with running a $235,948 insurance scam where they faked 18 car accidents and billed insurance companies for work that was never done. Brothers Angel Topete, 36, and Joshua Topete, 34,...

Cannabis stays illegal, granny units stay small

In an effort to take local control before new state laws go into effect in January, the Gilroy City Council passed two “emergency” ordinances last week, one to stop commercial cannabis sales and the other to limit the size of “grandmother” units to 600...