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February 26, 2024

SVCT’s ‘Percy Jackson Musical’ features youth cast and crew

South Valley Civic Theatre’s upcoming production, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” is making its way to the stage Feb. 23 at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.  The show is based on the popular book “The Lightning Thief” by author Rick Riordan, which was...

State Parks recommends grant for Gilroy trail 

State Parks has recommended that the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreation Trails grant program (RTP) spend $6.7 million for seven local non-motorized trail projects in California, says a press release from state parks.  In Santa Clara County, the City of Gilroy would be able to use...

Local Scene: State of the City speech scheduled for April 29

Tran makes dean’s list Cathy Tran, of San Martin, was named to the Muhlenberg College dean's list for the fall 2023 semester. Muhlenberg College students and Muhlenberg College School of Continuing Studies students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this...

Gilroy artist’s work to be sent to the moon

Louise Shields is going to the moon. The Gilroy artist was chosen to have a digital copy of her work as part of a time capsule that will be brought on board a lunar lander scheduled to launch on a SpaceX rocket in May. LunARC, a...

Lawsuit filed by MH resident challenges county’s ‘Domestic Violence Protocol’

It was a Valentine’s Day from hell. According to a complaint filed Feb. 9 in federal court, Tom Mosgrove spent Valentine’s Day in 2022 in Santa Clara County jail after his then-wife called the police and reported that he pushed her into a closet and...

Gilroy native releases poetry collection

Elodia Benitez has fond childhood memories of birthday parties at San Ysidro Park, while also admiring the rows of trees on Miller Avenue and grabbing a bite to eat at Pinocchio’s Pizza. But above all, it’s the time she shared with her grandmother that she...

Santa Clara Valley Wineries earn gold at competition 

Getting to the Sweepstakes round at the largest wine competition in North America takes a wine that outshines and outlasts 5,700 entries from more than 1,000 wineries in North America, Mexico and Canada.  The San Francisco Chronicle is not only the first official wine competition...

Floral fulfillment

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, right in the middle of the week. For florists nationwide, that typically means a much busier holiday than if the day fell at the end or beginning of a week. Lisa Filice, owner of Expressions Floral in...

Suspect in Gilroy bank robbery arrested in Garden Grove

Police on Feb. 7 said that a man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Salinas bank earlier in the week also allegedly robbed a bank in Gilroy. With assistance from Gilroy Police detectives, authorities in southern California caught up with the suspect Feb. 6...

Local Scene: Gilroy Garlic sales spike as 49ers head to Super Bowl

Gilroy Garlic sales spike as 49ers head to Super Bowl Fans of the San Francisco 49ers are hungry for victory—and for garlic, if a recent spike in sales of products from Gilroy-based Christopher Ranch is any indication.  According to a press release from Christopher Ranch, the...

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