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July 7, 2020

Grocery stores increase hygiene efforts

Santa Clara County’s ban on large gatherings, as well its order to close all “non-essential” businesses for at least three weeks, does not apply to grocery stores. However, those involved in the food industry, from growers to markets, have found it necessary...

Gilroy landscape company honored

Gilroy-based Alpine Landscapes has earned a top honor at the California Landscape Contractors Association’s Annual Convention. The business received the John Redmond Memorial Award for Best Landscape Maintenance in the State of California in 2019 for its work at...

Olam sells garlic facility

Olam International, one of Gilroy’s largest private employers, sold its onion and garlic processing facility on Pacheco Pass Highway at the end of December for $110.3 million. The Singapore-based agri-business giant announced the sale to Chicago-based investment management firm...

Tattoo artist realizes dream

The grand opening of 29:11 Tattoo on Jan. 11 marks the culmination of an almost decade-long journey for artist Kenny Brown. Brown spent eight years as an artist at various tattoo shops in the Bay Area with a goal...

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...

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...