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In the 2017 Point in Time homeless census count conducted on Jan. 24 and 25, 5,448 homeless individuals—including veterans, families with children, former foster...
“Nobody wants to be homeless,” shouted Rachel Kogan, a 17-year old senior at Christopher High School in response to Gilroy businessman John Webster, who...
Thanks on behalf of those who are aided by the Gilroy Compassion Center Dear Editor,
Not sure what to make of the Gilroy Political Action Committee, an arm of the Chamber, which erected those borderline insulting campaign signs that scream, “It’s the Gilroy Economy, Genius” that endorse a slate of four candidates. Am darn sure the candidates didn’t give that slogan the stamp of approval even though, in theory, they might concur. The PAC’s motto is of the same political vein, “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” What’s so odd is that for decades the Chamber has been unfailingly unwilling to offend. “Preserve and protect” could have been the motto. Case in point: Though it’s Government Review Committee staunchly opposed the binding arbitration clause in the city charter for public safety employees, the chamber politely refused to do public opinion battle and weakly presented the case without a recommended course of action to the City Council after much flapping of wings. Perhaps what we have emerging is the Chamber’s alter ego that has been bottled up for years and now, like a college teenager who’s left an ultra-strict household, it’s time for a new motto: “GilPAC, let the wild child out.”
The Gilroy Compassion Center, a burgeoning homeless shelter located at 8425 Monterey Road that serves South County, is now collecting coats and blankets to distribute to those in need as winter approaches.
The people whose lives have been transformed by Gilroy dog trainer Mary Cortani think she’s pretty awesome – and they want the world to know about it.
On April 24, the Gilroy Police Department will be serving the community as usual, but in a slightly different capacity than usual - serving food.
The Gilroy Compassion Center - a grassroots outreach organization offering food, clothes, shelter and support services – is showing no signs of slowing down on its journey to becoming a year-round homeless shelter.
The Gilroy Compassion Center - a grassroots outreach organization offering food, clothes, shelter and support services - is ringing in the new year with $21,000 worth of good news.
The Dispatch asked a few community members to share their hopes, goals or resolutions for Gilroy in the new year. Here's what they said.
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