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September 21, 2020

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Instagram stars help kick of Restaurant Week

Gilroy, in an effort driven by the Gilroy Welcome Center and the Chamber of Commerce, is getting in on the action for California Restaurant...

Fun destinations close to home

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UPDATED: Mayor reverses, wants Welcome Center funded

GILROY—In an abrupt and unexpected about face, Mayor Don Gage has reversed his stand to strip the Gilroy Welcome Center of $200,000 in city funding.

Councilwoman questions city’s vehicle purchases

GILROY—Gilroy Councilwoman Cat Tucker is questioning the mayor’s motivations for trying to slash $200,000 from the Gilroy Welcome Center.

‘Vision 2028’ – plan for prosperity

The city council has carved out a vision for Gilroy’s next 15 years and, after its annual two-day strategic planning session, there’s a blueprint that outlines the steps needed to establish Gilroy as one of the most desirable destinations in the country.

$18K Garlic Fest theft still under investigation

Nearly six months after $18,000 went missing from Garlic Festival ticket booths, Gilroy police detectives are still carrying out an open investigation, but remain tight-lipped on any leads or suspects.

New tourism improvement fund backed by Welcome Center, hotels

The Gilroy Welcome Center and several Gilroy hotels have teamed up to present a tourism improvement district that would heavily market overnight stays in Gilroy. The Center plans to present the proposal to City Council during their regular Monday, July 16 meeting.

City summer rec guide reveals an underlying issue

Beautiful cover on the city of Gilroy’s parks and recreation Summer 2012 Activity Guide shot at the Christopher High School swimming pool with three of Gilroy’s finest young lifeguards. The guide went to the printer weeks and weeks ago no doubt, and, lo and behold, there’s not a word mentioned about activities available at the South Valley Middle School swimming pool. Yep, not going to get many participants when the activity isn’t even listed in the city summer guide. The city staff, clearly, decided to close the pool long before our City Council decided to keep it open. And therein lies a systemic cultural problem that has to be dealt with and eradicated before our city moves forward. As one of our astute Community Pulse Board members commented upon answering the question about whether the city should spend the money to keep the South Valley pool open: “The culture of NO has got to GO.” Not good for a brochure …

Gilroyans get in free at Gilroy Gardens on Saturday

Looking for something free to do close to home this weekend? Gilroy residents can enjoy a free day at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park this Saturday before the park opens to the public for the season.

Passport Weekend a vin-vin

A gloomy weather forecast didn’t dampen drinkers from venturing out en masse Saturday and Sunday for South County’s biannual extravaganza devoted to drinking wine, making new friends, and... drinking more wine!