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July 30, 2021

Medical student rides the West Coast for breast cancer awareness

One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Statistics also show that 98 percent of cases are curable, if they are detected early. But a national study by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Coalition...

Strength in a specialist: Sobrato hires Humberto Medina

Jubenal Rodriguez knows the importance of having a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) on campus. The latter are mainstays at most or all of the private schools with strong athletic programs like those in the West Catholic League.  To be without one is a...

Gilroy Garlic Festival returns with drive-thru event

Last year was tough for Gilroy Garlic Festival President Tom Cline after the board and festival association decided that the annual festivities had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “All I could come up with was a yard sale sign, ‘We miss you...

State requires vaccination or testing for healthcare workers

State officials announced Monday that healthcare workers and state employees will now be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested regularly if they cannot verify their vaccination status. The requirement, which officials underscored is not a pure vaccination mandate, will take effect Aug....

Photos: Grass fire in San Martin burns six acres

A fire in San Martin burned about six acres of vegetation Friday afternoon. The fire was reported about 2:30pm July 23 in the area of New Avenue, according to CalFire. Crews used air tankers and air tactical equipment, along with numerous ground engines, to extinguish...

City hires Matt Mahood to lead Economic Development Department

The City of Morgan Hill hired former Silicon Valley Organization CEO Matt Mahood as the city’s new Economic Development Director. Mahood led SVO, a regional chamber of commerce that represents about 1,200 businesses, for nearly 10 years. Before joining SVO, he was President and CEO...

Morgan Hill man accused of sexually assaulting children

A Morgan Hill man was charged July 22 with eight felonies in relation to the alleged sexual assault of three children, according to authorities. Luis Alberto Lozano, 51, of unincorporated Morgan Hill was arrested by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies July 21, and is in...

Counties recommend employers require vaccination of workforce

Health officers from Santa Clara and two other counties announced today that they “strongly urge” all employers to consider workplace Covid-19 safety policies that require their workforces to become fully vaccinated. For any employees who are not yet fully vaccinated, employers are still required to...

Gilroy Bowl listed at $2.4 million

Gilroy Bowl and Scotty’s Restaurant, which closed in 2020 after more than five decades in business, is on the market. According to a listing by Renz & Renz, the 10,431-square-foot building at 7554 Monterey St. is for sale at $2.4 million, and includes all bowling...

‘Week of Kindness’ marks second anniversary of festival shooting

In honor of all the lives impacted by the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, the District Attorney’s Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center is hosting a week of events focused on kindness, including a catered meal for the hospital whose staff helped victims that day and...