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Sunday, December 16, 2018
The stabbing of a Gilroy restaurant owner by a homeless man in early January ignited new fears and frustrations among local business owners. Many small business owners feel they are bearing the brunt of what they see as a...
Gilroyans will say adios to the old and bienvenido to the new, now that Mi Pueblo has become Cardenas in a Hispanic supermarket shakeup following the merger of the two companies last year in July. “The footprint of the...
  A newspaper doesn't have to always be serious, right? We wanted to have some fun and get a prediction for the coming year from a certified psychic. Well, it says she's one on her license plate. We tried to get a...
In a year where the handling of Gilroy's trees has been seen by many as anything but tremendous, Gerardo Orduno and Heriberto Denec with West Coast Arborists worked planting 12 new trees throughout the city shortly before noon on...
Gilroy resident Frank Louis Masoni died in combat just two days after landing with the U.S. Marine Corps at Tarawa Atoll in the South Pacific in November 1943. Nearly three-quarters of a century later, in the summer of 2017,...
Gilroy will add to its Hall of Fame this year a master golfer and a master politician as well as a master businessman and a master educator who left indelible marks on the city’s world famous garlic festival.

First Harvest Moon Ball brought out glitterati

The first annual Harvest Moon Gala, last Saturday night, celebrated one of Gilroy’s most important businesses, St. Louise Hospital’s completion of the emergency department renovation and two new breast care centers. The community’s glitterati, many in ball gowns and tuxedos, showed up in force at Guglielmo Winery where the fundraising cocktail party and dinner were held.
Sheryl Cathers uses public utility boxes as her canvas
When painting in oils, I use more of an impressionistic style. I prefer to paint in plein air, painting outdoors, looking directly at the subject and paying specific attention to the effects of light on the subject and landscapes. The paintings are more spontaneous. I am trying to capture a feeling of a moment on the canvas. I am less interested in details. These paintings can be used as studies for a larger studio painting later on, but often stand on their own, typically taking about 3 to 4 hours on site.
Gilroy artist, Karah Karpinski, 37, got her creative side from her mother, Cindy and drive to succeed from her father, Paul. “I’ve always loved to draw and paint since I was little,” said Karpinski, who started painting murals on friends’ walls - everything from portraits to three dimensional murals and cartoon characters. You can see her latest creation outside Robot Shark at 7454 Monterey Street in downtown Gilroy. “I’m just beginning to explore new ideas and getting my artwork onto business’ floors and walls. It’s called illusion or 3-D murals. I do it all free-hand.” Reach Karah at [email protected]