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Friday, September 21, 2018

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City seeks to regain its Tree City Status

The City of Gilroy is on aggressive pace to plant more than 100 trees per year in downtown neighborhoods, replacing many diseased or dead...

Well fees will rise by nearly 8 percent

Municipal water districts, homeowners, farmers and ranchers with their own water wells face fee increases of 7.9 to 22.2 percent from the Santa Clara...

Ex-mayor gets portrait

The Gilroy City Council this week agreed to give former Mayor Roberta Hughan an oil portrait, in connection with a house cleaning effort at...

Local farm products target of Chinese tariffs

The announcement this week from China that it intends to impose retaliatory tariffs on 128 U.S. products sent shock waves across U.S. agriculture, especially...

Chlorine gas holds neighborhood hostage

Hundreds of apartments and homes in central Gilroy experienced a tense four hours on March 23, as hazardous materials crews contained a potentially deadly...

Supreme Court hears appeal of CA statute

The U.S. Supreme Court justices Tuesday heard arguments in its first abortion-related case under President Trump, and “pregnancy centers” in Gilroy and Hollister were...

Primary season kicks off

The most hotly contested local primary on June 5 could be in the 30th Assembly District, which encompasses all of San Benito County, much...

Rains improve Uvas Creek stream flows

The late-winter rain has been good news for gardeners, farmers and the steelhead. The Santa Clara County Water District sent out teams of hydrographers to...

Friends aid ‘Downtown Dave’

In case you spotted litter on the streets of downtown Gilroy in the past week, it’s not Downtown Dave’s fault. Dave Armitage, the good-natured self-appointed...

Sonny Perdue visits area, talks up Farm Bill

Eight days after unveiling his plans for a new Farm Bill in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue headed to California to help...

Latest news

Candidates have plans for downtown

Businesses in downtown Gilroy have begun to show their support for City Council candidates, placing lawn signs in their windows. Candidates, meanwhile,...

Features

Holsclaw Road: From Gold Rush to the Civil War

This is the story of three brothers who left their 11 siblings and parents at a northwest Missouri homestead in 1849 to...