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New regs challenge housing limits

As cities like Morgan Hill and Gilroy struggle to slow construction of new housing with self-imposed slow-growth measures, they fear that the new Housing...

Quake repairs plague downtown

It’s been nearly three decades since a 6.9 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault rocked Northern California, leaving portions of cities destroyed and 67...

City seeks support for sales tax

Top city officials in Gilroy have begun a campaign to build public support for a sales tax increase in 2020. Mayor Roland Velasco, Police Chief...

Authority OKs rail plans

The High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors voted to approve the preferred route for the state’s controversial bullet train at a Sept. 17 meeting. High-speed...

Council bans imitation firearms

The Gilroy City Council voted unanimously Sept. 9 to amend the city code, adding a new definition of firearms and banning so-called imitation firearms,...

SC County wins sanctuary city fight

Five days after taking the oath of office in 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have suspended federal funding for...

Free concert Sept. 7 for #GilroyStronger

The morning of July 29, less than 24 hours after a shooter open fire on the crowd at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, local real...

A look at Christmas Hill Park after the shooting

Gilroy Dispatch reporter Jaqueline McCool was the first reporter given escorted access to the scene of the July 28 mass shooting at Christmas Hill...

Gilroy council favors interim memorial at Christmas Hill Park

Gilroy City Council members informally agreed Aug. 26 to create a temporary memorial to victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting. Mayor Roland Velasco reminded...

Festival shooting victims laid to rest

All three of the victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting that took place on July 28 have been laid to rest in their...