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January 23, 2021

Details are scarce in wave of shootings

The 21-year-old man who was shot in his car on Jan. 2 died on Jan. 12, Gilroy Police reported. The victim was identified as Robert Marks of Gilroy. The death is now one of two homicides that occurred in Gilroy the first week of 2021. On...

Guest View, Marie Blankley: VTA’s 10-year outlook still threatens local streets and roads

By Marie Blankley On Jan. 7, Valley Transportation Authority staff presented the VTA Board with a revised Draft 10-year Vision that allocates 2016 Measure B revenue among the categories of projects to be funded by Measure B over the next 10 years. Among these projects...

‘Tiny homes’ planned for Gilroy RV park

A Stockton-based manufactured home operator plans to convert the Garlic Farm RV Park into a “tiny home” community over the next few years. Harmony Communities purchased the park at 5878 Garlic Farms Drive for $9 million, documents filed on Jan. 6 with Santa Clara County...

Covid-19: By the numbers in Gilroy

Total number of cases in Gilroy since March: Jan. 19: 6,179 Jan. 18: 6,133 Jan. 17: 6,090 Jan. 12: 5,694 Jan. 11: 5,644 Jan. 6: 5,171 Jan. 5: 5,119 Jan. 3: 5,031 Dec. 31: 4,765 Dec. 29: 4,575 Dec. 27: 4,520 Dec. 24: 4,201 Dec. 23: 4,140 Dec. 22: 4,094 Dec. 20: 4,003 Dec. 18: 3,755 Dec. 16: 3,566 Dec. 15: 3,517 Dec....

Gilroy vaccination appointments being scheduled

A site at Valley Health Center Gilroy can vaccinate up to 500 people per day, according to Santa Clara County Public Health, and officials will be set up in Gilroy Jan. 21 to help people sign up for appointments. According to county health data, as...

Biden sworn in as 46th U.S President

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a moment of profound health, economic and political crises with a promise to seek unity after a tumultuous four years that tore at the fabric of American society.

Old City Hall bell honors Covid-19 victims

The bell at Old City Hall in downtown Gilroy rang Jan. 19 to honor the Americans who have died from Covid-19. Bells throughout the nation rang at 2:30pm on the West Coast and 5:30pm on the East Coast. More than 400,000 people have died in the...

Gilroy extends Hecker Pass proposal deadline

The City of Gilroy extended the deadline for developers to submit their proposal for a recreational-based project along Hecker Pass Highway. The deadline, previously set for Jan. 19, is now Feb. 12. City Administrator Jimmy Forbis said officials adjusted the deadline because of the timing over...

Blood drive scheduled Jan. 20 in Gilroy

Gilroy CHP will host a community blood drive with Stanford Blood Center from noon to 5pm on Jan. 20 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 74 W. Sixth St. in Gilroy. Walk-in availability may be limited, so donors are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting...

New Covid variant increases in Bay Area

The L452R variant of Covid-19—being identified by viral genomic sequencing in San Francisco, Monterey and Santa Clara counties—has been linked to the outbreak at Kaiser Permanente's San Jose Medical Center that led to several dozen infections and possibly one death, as well as other large outbreaks in Santa Clara County.