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April 19, 2024

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Guest View: Steps to create a thriving community

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a two-part series. Why are some communities unable to maintain their historic character and quality of life...

Guest View: It’s time to power up our local newspaper

In March 1870, the California state legislature approved an act allowing Gilroy to incorporate and become a full-fledged city. The Gilroy Advocate, our first...
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Renovation work on historic Christmas Hill Park structure nears completion

Henry Miller’s big red barn has never looked this good, or been this sturdy, since it was built in 1891. The old mudsill foundation was...
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Guest View, Gary Walton: Ways to celebrate National Preservation Month in...

Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation Month brings attention to historical places to instill pride, promote heritage conservation...

VTA explores downtown Gilroy housing project

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority presented two conceptual plans for a large mixed-use development at the Gilroy Transit Center on April 22. The VTA...

Gourmet Alley plan proposes plazas, outdoor dining venues

As the last building on Monterey Street wraps up its seismic retrofitting, downtown property owners are turning their attention to the oft-neglected alley that...

Work on Monterey Street’s final URM building nears completion

The 14-year-long saga to retrofit downtown Gilroy’s historic buildings is coming to an end. The last building along Monterey Street on the city’s unreinforced masonry...

Chamber names Spice of Life winners

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2018 Spice of Life Awards and the list includes several well-known Gilroyans in...

Downtown coffee shop closing

Downtown's only coffee shop is closing its doors at the end of the year. 

Downtown property owner files for bankruptcy

After months of negotiating with the bank to no avail, a local real estate investment company filed for bankruptcy on July 10, to avoid foreclosure on two downtown Gilroy properties.

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