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August 3, 2021

Gilroy marks two years since festival shooting

It’s been two years since the minute at Christmas Hill Park that irreversibly altered dozens of lives and forever scarred the city known worldwide for its garlic. On July 28, the City of Gilroy and Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office held two memorial events—one...

Gun maker added to defendants in lawsuit over Garlic Festival shooting

It's been two years since the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival claimed the lives of three people and injured 17, but pandemic-related court delays have not stopped victims and families from seeking justice.  On Tuesday, lawyers representing 12 victims and families announced the...

State recommends indoor masks, regardless of vaccination

The California Department of Public Health formally recommended Wednesday that state residents resume wearing a face covering indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The recommendation comes one day after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued similar guidance for people who live in...

Medical student rides the West Coast for breast cancer awareness

One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Statistics also show that 98 percent of cases are curable, if they are detected early. But a national study by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Coalition...

Gilroy dentist awards first scholarship

Dr. Jernell Escobar DDS awarded her first student scholarship of $1,000 to Angelica Lara of Gilroy. Lara was given the scholarship in a ceremony at Escobar’s Gilroy office. Her scholarship was awarded to her based on her short essay, “Sundays: from Dread to Diligence.” The essay...

Towing industry to honor Bracco

Dion Bracco of Gilroy-based Bracco’s Towing and Transport will be recognized during the California Tow Truck Association’s Industry Leaders and Awards Night on Sept. 17. The ceremony will take place during the American Towman ShowPlace in Las Vegas. Bracco and Steve Sgarlato of Campbell-based Dick’s Automotive...

Cody Ahola commits to play football at the Air Force Academy

When Cody Ahola suffered a devastating injury a week before the season-opener in March, he was understandably melancholic. After all, the junior season for many high school athletes are key in the recruiting process.  “When I got injured, I thought it would put a halt...

Child dies in July 24 traffic collision

An 11-month-old boy died in a three-car pileup collision in northeast San Benito County Saturday afternoon, according to authorities. About 1:20pm July 24, California Highway Patrol received a call reporting a traffic accident on Highway 156, just west of Pacheco Creek Drive. Officers arrived at the...

Gilroy Garlic Festival returns with drive-thru event

Last year was tough for Gilroy Garlic Festival President Tom Cline after the board and festival association decided that the annual festivities had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “All I could come up with was a yard sale sign, ‘We miss you...

State requires vaccination or testing for healthcare workers

State officials announced Monday that healthcare workers and state employees will now be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested regularly if they cannot verify their vaccination status. The requirement, which officials underscored is not a pure vaccination mandate, will take effect Aug....