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August 4, 2020

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Limb takes out power, closes Hecker Pass

A falling tree limb at approximately 2:40 pm April 3, took down a quarter mile of high-tension power lines between Burchell Road and Syngenta...

Grass fires spark near homeless encampment

GILROY—Sixty firefighters responded to a series of vegetation fires in south Gilroy on Saturday, near a homeless encampment along the railroad tracks, according to Gilroy Fire Department Chief Alan Anderson.

Fire consumes two homes in west Gilroy

Two structures in west Gilroy were destroyed Monday after a guesthouse caught fire and eventually spread to the main house nearby. Firefighters were called to 7945 Whitehurst Road at 12:30 p.m. and when they arrived, the guesthouse was engulfed in flames, according to a Cal Fire spokesperson.

Gilroy mobile home fire causes $200,000 in damages

GILROY—Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at Pacific Mobile Estates on 10th Street Tuesday morning when a mobile home fire destroyed a neighboring unit and damaged three others.

Gilroy Fire’s systemic issues

What’s becoming more and more clear is that there’s something systemically wrong with the Gilroy Fire Department. What’s wrong is exemplified by the ongoing lawsuit brought against our community for overtime pay by well-compensated assistant fire chiefs Phil King and Ed Bozzo (retired). What’s wrong is exemplified by the fact that the firefighters are the only group to ever force the city into binding arbitration. What’s wrong is exemplified by the fact that the firefighters union again hasn’t settled contract negotiations with the city.

Interim fire chief arrested for providing booze to minor

Fewer than six weeks on the job, Gilroy's interim fire chief resigned Monday morning after he was arrested Sept. 7 for furnishing alcohol to a 20-year-old decoy as a part of an undercover sting by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department.

Extreme Youth skate and BMX event this weekend

The Gilroy Police Department, Gilroy Fire Department, and Community Services Department have teamed once again to present the fourth annual Extreme Youth skateboarding and BMX competition this Saturday, Sept. 8. 

Hail to the chief

As Chief Dale Foster wrapped up his tenure at the Gilroy Fire Department last week, the memories of the department’s accomplishments were crystal clear – though even more memorable are the many ways the contagious spirit of the Gilroy community has shaped him over the past seven years.