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May 29, 2020

New farmers market growing

The Gilroy Farmers Market is growing steadily every Saturday, after launching Dec. 14 at Luigi Aprea Elementary School. Manager Sal Ascencio said certified organic winter vegetables are in abundance at the market, including Rainbow Swiss chard, carrots, cabbage, kale...

Tech specialist helps residents automate their living space

“Smart” gadgets dominate every aspect of modern life, from watches, phones, TVs, cars to even homes. With the prices of such gear dropping over the past decade, smart tech can make popular gifts during the holiday season. But the...

Hindsight 2019: Roadwork extends into new year

Two of Gilroy’s major streets have been a construction zone for more than a year. But 2019 was expected to mark the completion of some major milestones, paving the way for an estimated finish in 2020. First and Monterey...

Hampton Inn opening in April

Gilroy’s newest hotel in nearly 20 years will begin taking reservations April 22. The Hampton Inn & Suites, which has been under construction for more than two years, consists of 100 rooms across four floors. It is located at 5975 Travel Park Circle near the...

Rocca’s Market busy with meat orders as Christmas nears

Gifts are an important part of any Christmas celebration, but the feast itself is arguably more so. Rocca’s Market in San Martin is busy with meat orders as residents plan their holiday centerpieces. General manager Dan Keith said the 92-year-old market specializes in prime beef and...

Black Friday brings shoppers, traffic

Gilroy Premium Outlets was a shopping mecca for dedicated holiday shoppers last week, as thousands made their annual pilgrimage to the retail destination in Gilroy. The shoppers who arrived as early as 6pm on Thanksgiving day, or who stayed until 2am Friday, when stores...

Composting facility hopes to grow

A draft environmental impact report for Z-Best Products’ proposed expansion of its composting facility on Highway 25 at the Santa Clara/San Benito County line is expected to be complete in January. Victor Gomez of Pinnacle Strategy, who represents the composting company, spoke to the San...

Outlets prepped for shopping storm

The Gilroy Premium Outlets last week were busy preparing for the swarms of people who come from all over the world in the hopes of finding a deal before and during Black Friday, Nov. 29. According to outlets spokesperson Shannon Steffen, a majority of the...

Uesugi facility on the market

Uesugi Farms’ Highway 25 shipping facility and agricultural land is up for sale. The family-owned vegetable producer with operations in California and Mexico announced in late 2018 that it would sell off all of its equipment and wind down its operations in 2019.  It planted...

Gilroy sees chance for new businesses

Gilroy business leaders see a new tax incentive as a way to spur investment in the downtown corridor. But the clock is ticking on a timeline to take advantage of the opportunity. “Opportunity zones” were created when Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...