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January 24, 2021

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Year in Review 2020: A year of loss, anxiety and hope

As the calendar flipped to Jan. 1, the prospect of 2020 was one filled with dreams of a fresh start and hope for the...

New mayor, council members sworn in to lead Gilroy

Marie Blankley was sworn in as Gilroy’s mayor Dec. 7, taking over the position that will lead the city council through a pandemic and...

Editorial: Council needs to listen to voters when filling vacancy

Marie Blankley will be Gilroy’s next mayor, which means the Gilroy City Council will have to make a decision in December. Blankley’s council seat will...

At long last, First Street work finishes

For the greater part of the past decade, one of Gilroy’s most-traveled corridors showed its wear and tear: potholes, alligator cracking and faded lines...

Jimmy Forbis appointed as Gilroy’s city administrator

The Gilroy City Council appointed Jimmy Forbis as city administrator Oct. 5, shedding the interim label he held for the last seven months. Mayor Roland...

County tightens Covid-19 testing order for healthcare providers

Santa Clara County on Sept. 16 expanded its existing Covid-19 testing order to tighten up requirements for large-scale healthcare providers to ensure testing is more easily available, without delays to all residents.

South Valley celebrates ‘legend’ Sig Sanchez

Local and regional representatives and public officials held an early 100th birthday celebration last week for South Valley political icon, Gilroy Hall of Famer and longtime farmer Sig Sanchez.

Businesses, churches urge safe reopening

Business owners, city leaders and faith-based organizations implored the county health department Sept. 14 to give them a “fighting chance” to survive the pandemic...

Memorial pays tribute to victims of festival shooting

When shooting broke out at Christmas Hill Park on July 28, 2019, one mother had to make a split-second decision. Her son was less than...

Marie Blankley joins Gilroy mayoral race

Longtime Gilroy resident and current councilmember Marie Blankley joined the city’s mayoral race on June 19. The seat is open in the November election, as...