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June 12, 2024

Gilroy landlords honored

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority honored two Gilroy landlords for their work in housing very low-income families. Albert and Mary Rocha received the Family Homecoming Award during a Feb. 27 ceremony, which was presented to the landlords serving the most number of families under...

Change in fur color could be injury-related

Our Siamese kitty, Percy, has a dark spot of hair on the middle

Christopher, Gilroy hoops have lofty goals

The Christopher High and Gilroy High boys basketball teams both have goals of winning a division championship this season—the Cougars in the Pacific Coast League's Mission Division and the Mustangs in the Cypress Division.  "I don't see any reason why we can't," said Tim Von...

Understanding the Ohlone Indians

One recent afternoon, I was talking to a local man about the

A little bit of yesterday today

Close your eyes and imagine the Santa Clara Valley before the

Gilroy comes back strong after tough 2018-2019 season

It only took one match—its season opener—for the Gilroy High girls soccer team to surpass its win total from last year. After finishing 0-9-1 in the 2018-2019 season, the Mustangs have surpassed that total and then some this season. They are 5-2 entering a...

The Ghosts of South Valley are Among us

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, almost every region of the

South Valley conspiracy in Marilyn Monroe’s death?

If you attended the Morgan Hill Independence Day parade, you might have got a glimpse of screen goddess Marilyn Monroe. She wore a sensuous pink dress, sat in a convertible and waved with movie star poise. She might have even blown you a kiss. The 1950s-era actress is often impersonated by Morgan Hill resident Laurren Cowan. But our South Valley region has a true Marilyn Monroe connection, one involving a conspiratorial tale with no happy Hollywood ending.

The story of Henry Miller continues …

Back in August, I wrote about the prominent Gilroy resident

The story behind Two Buck Chuck

Wherever it is that urban myths come from, Charles Shaw