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Christopher High girls basketball looks to pick up where it left off last season: playing with cohesion and winning

Last season, the Christopher High girls basketball team played its best down the stretch, winning its final four league games in impressive fashion and its Central Coast Section playoff opener before losing to a very tough Hillsdale team in the …


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Photo: Tree planting at Sunrise Park

On Nov. 16, the City of Gilroy Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the annual Arbor Day event at Sunrise Park. Twelve trees were planted. The Arbor Day event is part of the criteria for the city to maintain its Tree …


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Photo: Holidays are in the air in Gilroy

The holiday season is beginning to take shape in Gilroy, where the workers pictured here decorate the tree in front of St. Mary’s Parish at the corner of Monterey and First streets. Many festive events are on tap in the …


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Dead animals spark Gilroy neighbors’ concerns

A growing number of dead and mutilated animals reportedly found within a few blocks in central Gilroy over the past year have residents fearing there may be a serial abuser in the neighborhood. Gilroy Police say that of the few …


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Letter: Recognizing Cesar Chavez in Gilroy

In a historic vote on Monday, Nov. 7, I along with the Gilroy City Council unanimously approved a resolution to honor Cesar Chavez Day as a recognized and observed holiday for the City of Gilroy! I was honored to have …


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Merced murder suspect caught in Gilroy

A man suspected of shooting and killing a baby in Merced was caught in Gilroy on Nov. 17, according to police. Daevon Motshwane, 18, was booked into Merced County Jail on charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon and …


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Religion: A Thanksgiving invitation

All of South County is invited to the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, held Nov. 20 at Congregation Emeth, 17835 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, beginning at 3pm. Clergy and lay leaders in the interfaith community who live in both Morgan Hill …


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Religion: The Meaning of Thanksgiving

I like etymologies, the origin of words. I like to play with words, especially in different languages. I think we often use words without really thinking about what they really mean and what they imply. “Thanks” is one of those …


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Flu, Covid, RSV transmission increasing across state

Transmission of the flu, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus is increasing statewide simultaneously and could lead to overwhelmed hospitals this winter, one of the state's top health officials said Thursday. Covid test positivity and case rates have climbed by roughly …


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Christopher field hockey’s historic season ends in final, but Cougars are poised to be a major player in CCS for years to come

For 60 intense minutes, the Christopher High field hockey team played Mitty to a standstill.  The teams took turns with the possession time throughout, and even though the Cougars were edged 1-0 in the Central Coast Section playoff championship match …


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The Smithsonian comes to Gilroy

The community room of the Gilroy Library transformed into a walk-through installation on Nov. 5, depicting the life of civil rights champion and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, Dolores Huerta, who coined the phrase, “Sí se puede” (Yes, …


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Letter: College enrollment is on the rise after pandemic

Community colleges have in the past been considered a great opportunity to many, even those who come from the first generation. At the end of 2019, the California College Promise Program offered two years of free tuition for first-time students …