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Friday, September 21, 2018
Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco has left his job as an aide to Santa County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, saying he wants to devote a full-time focus to his part-time role at City Hall. Velasco, elected to his first term in 2016,...
Nearly two months after the death of Steven Juarez in police custody, friends and family of the Gilroyan are not giving up in their effort to demand answers from City Hall and its police department. Specifically, Juarez’ family—consisting of several...
A San Jose developer will be seeking city approval this year for restaurants, retail shops, residences and a winery building near Hecker Pass Road. The Gilroy Planning Commision and City Council will review the application from Hecker Pass Commercial LLC...
The Gilroy City Council this week agreed to give former Mayor Roberta Hughan an oil portrait, in connection with a house cleaning effort at the Wiley Cultural Center. The painting had been done by local Gilroy artist Carol Peters in...
Keeping up with the City of Gilroy just became a few clicks easier. On March 23 the city launched "Your Voice," a new community engagement site designed to keep Gilroyans engaged in projects that affect the city and its citizens. “The...
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 center stage. In a story that led nearly every major national news report on Tuesday, lawyers...
The most hotly contested local primary on June 5 could be in the 30th Assembly District, which encompasses all of San Benito County, much of Monterey County, and portions of southern Santa Cruz County, and southern Santa Clara County,...
Gilroy city officials last year concluded the Department of Public Works was understaffed and instead of adding employees, decided to hire a consultant. On March 5, the Gilroy City Council paid an overdue bill of nearly $1 million for those...
“The state of the city is good,” said Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco this week. The mayor discussed the city’s status as he was putting the finishing touches on a “State of the City” presentation set for Thursday, March 1, at...
If you have ever considered running for local office in Santa Clara County, now is your chance. Monday kicked off the nomination period for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Primary Election. The nomination period ends on Friday, March 9, but...

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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,...

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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...