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July 14, 2020

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Who decided to cut back on police on festival’s last day?

In 2018, the city of Gilroy paid its police officers $248,000 in extra duty pay to provide security at the Gilroy Garlic...

Garlic Festival’s executive director resigns

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced that Brian Bowe, who has served as Executive Director for the festival for 14 years, has officially resigned....

Lawsuit: Garlic Fest should use DHS safety guide

Organizers of the Gilroy Garlic Festival did not follow a lengthy list of recommendations from U.S. authorities on how to properly secure large outdoor public gatherings, according to a lawsuit filed by five victims of the July 28 mass shooting at Christmas Hill Park.

City settles lawsuit, pays $25K

Both the plaintiff and defendants hailed the settlement as a success.

City moves to dismiss sex scandal lawsuit

The City of Gilroy said this month that accusations by a former public safety employee that she was harassed and fired for refusing to...

Tree plan takes root

In a year where the handling of Gilroy's trees has been seen by many as anything but tremendous, Gerardo Orduno and Heriberto Denec with...

Suit against councilman alleges unpaid overtime

GILROY—Two former employees of a towing company owned and operated by Gilroy Councilman Dion Bracco have lawyered up and are suing him for nearly $700,000 in overtime they allege they were never paid. Rafael Torres and Angel Fletes, who worked for Bracco’s Towing and Transport for six and seven years, respectively, as tow truck drivers, also allege other labor law violations in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

‘Scam’ victims demand justice

GILROY—Crecencio Roque gave $10,000 to Gilroy businesswoman Leticia Sandoval to wire to his family in Mexico. Not one dollar arrived.

Sidewalk lawsuit brewing

Another sidewalk lawsuit is brewing against the City of Gilroy, after the City rejected a claim for $1,700 in damages from a woman who allegedly tripped on uneven sidewalk on El Caminito Drive, west of Santa Teresa Boulevard, causing her to suffer from fractured and splintered bones in her left arm.

Developers sue city of Gilroy for allegedly illegal development fees

Three developers, including the Glen-Loma Corporation, owned by Filice family members who are longtime residents and developers in Gilroy, have sued the City of Gilroy for thousands of dollars in relief for "unjustified and excessive development fees" as well as unspecified attorney fees, according to court documents.