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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Formula One floated in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista planning commissioners will revisit an ambitious proposal to transform a nearby 550-acre ranch into a world-class car racing destination at its regular meeting next week. On August 1, the five-member board will hear from WY2M, Inc., a Los Gatos-based company that wants to bring Formula One Grand Prix and GP Moto Racing to San Benito County.

Pig heads to market

Early in the morning as the rest of the city sleeps, out in the rural edges of town past the Sonic Drive-In and the last Subway before Pacheco Pass, Gilroy teen, Julianna Figone, is already awake and doing her morning chores at her step-dad’s ranch where she is raising a market hog for the upcoming Santa Clara County Fair.

Tree Hugging

None of the trees the City of Gilroy wants to cut down need to be immediately removed, according to a local certified arborist who reviewed the city’s list of 235 trees it has identified for felling due to public safety reasons.

Gavilan Starts New Pool, Gym Floor

Students at Gavilan College have new sports facilities to look forward to as the community college moves forward on refurbishing its gymnasium and installing a new pool this summer.

Dispatch’s new associate publisher

Jeannette Close has been named the associate publisher at New SV Media and will head up all advertising and circulation at the Gilroy Dispatch, the Morgan Hill Times and the Hollister Free Lance. She is based out of the Gilroy Dispatch office in downtown Gilroy.

Fifth Street Live starts off the summer in downtown Gilroy

The inaugural Fifth Street Live concert drew lively crowds to downtown Gilroy on Friday, June 19.

City Sued Over Planned Tree Cuts

A Gilroy resident, who said the city broke state law by not informing the public about the 235 trees it plans to cut down, filed suit last week in Santa Clara County Superior Court asking that the project be stopped.

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