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Christopher High baseball team peaking at the perfect time with CCS playoffs looming

Four high school baseball teams in the Weeklys South Valley coverage area—Christopher, Live Oak, San Benito and Sobrato—found out where they were placed after the Central Coast Section seeding meeting on May 18.  All opening round/quarterfinal games take place Saturday. …

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Sean Anthony’s Refinishing owner retires after more than four decades

Sean Anthony Geiger, drill in hand, climbed up a ladder to take down a sign that had been fastened to a Church Street building for 35 years. However, Geiger struggled to remove the screws in the weathered sign with the …

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Guest View: Steps to create a thriving community

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a two-part series. Why are some communities unable to maintain their historic character and quality of life in the face of a rapidly changing world, or lose the features that once gave …

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Gavilan College receives anonymous $40K gift

An anonymous $40,000 donation made to Gavilan College recently was also the largest one-time gift it has ever received, according to the college. The check, which arrived in April, was addressed to President/Superintendent Kathleen Rose. The donation seemed at first …

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Armendariz Served with Recall Notice

Gilroy City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz was served with a notice May 16 to inform her that a group of citizens will attempt to remove her from office. Kelly Ramirez, one of the proponents in the burgeoning recall effort, handed Armendariz …

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Christopher boys volleyball team sets numerous program records

A season-ending three-set loss to Bellarmine in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs on May 10 couldn’t put a damper on the Christopher High boys volleyball team’s historic season.  It was a season for precedents …

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Neighbors Worry Over Starbucks Drive-Thru

Gilroy is getting a new Starbucks coffee outlet—just across the street from a separate Starbucks—in what will be the city’s eighth location.

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San Martin man dies in May 15 traffic crash

­A 69-year-old San Martin man died and four others were hospitalized as a result of a traffic collision in Morgan Hill Sunday afternoon, according to police. Investigators think the driver who hit the fatal victim’s truck was impaired by drugs …

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Town hall informs public on dangers of fentanyl

Youth Alliance and the California Youth Empowerment Network will hold a virtual town hall on May 18 to educate the community about the dangers of the fentanyl drug.  The youth-led event will discuss the impacts on mental health and the …

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Aesha Sandoval’s ID camp performance leads to scholarship to D2 program

Oftentimes it takes a proactive approach for a high school athlete to get noticed and offered a scholarship.  Last November, Christopher High senior Aesha Sandoval finally decided to attack the recruiting process similar to her play on the field: with …

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With Covid Rates Rising, Health Officials Urge Caution

With the Bay Area currently showing the highest Covid-19 infection rates in California, health officers are reminding people of the importance of safety precautions such as continued masking indoors and vaccine boosters. The current wave of infections is fueled by …

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Gilroy High’s Zoey Zeller nails two PRs to win two races in CCS Championships

Zoey Zeller got out of the pool, body aching, the pain visible on her face.  The Gilroy High junior had just won the 200 yard individual medley race in the Central Coast Section Championships in a personal-record (PR) of 1 …