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September 30, 2020

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Grand opening schedule

Gilroy's brand-new library will open for the first time to the public on Saturday. It will be an historic celebration no Gilroyan should miss!

Don Gage confirms he’s running for mayor

Don Gage, Santa Clara Valley Water District director and former Gilroy mayor, confirmed Thursday that he is running for mayor, adding another player to an already complicated race for the seat.

Tobacco license idea snuffed out

Talk of a tobacco retailer's license that would levy an annual $150 to $400 fee on approximately 57 liquor, convenience and grocery stores in Gilroy has been snuffed out.

City talks bullet train, Bracco’s eligibility for council

A high-speed rail through downtown Gilroy?

Lavish overtime and benefits can’t buy Gilroy leadership

As the city of Gilroy happily reports glowing and growing sales tax numbers – “Seven straight quarters of sales tax increases” – and the unions call for new hiring, I wonder if anyone gets it. Or will we turn a blind eye to reality and take the easy way out as Mayor Al Pinheiro did in the last election? Personally, he said, binding arbitration for public safety employees was a horrible burden for the city, but he declined to take on the political fight to overturn it. That could have caused a real election rumble with the firefighters and police unions spending money to save the right for an out-of-town attorney to have the final say on pay and benefits for Gilroy’s public safety employees.

Councilman has felony drug conviction

Gilroy City Councilman and mayoral candidate Dion Bracco has a criminal record that includes a 1990 felony conviction for possession of methamphetamine for sale, according to court records obtained by the Dispatch.

South Valley Middle: Too pool for school?

The Gilroy Unified School District is facing $3 million to $7 million in state cuts next year, which means the 17-year-old pool at South Valley Middle School will sink into the growing pile of budget casualties if someone doesn't throw it a lifeline.

Council OKs ‘small animals’ ordinance

After zero discussion on the dais and no public comment Monday night, the Gilroy City Council voted 5-2 to introduce an ordinance that would limit the number of rabbits, chickens and other "small animals" city residents may own.

City releases new batch of campaign statements

What happens to campaign cash in a non-election year? That depends on who's holding it.