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August 13, 2022

Graduates receive $2K scholarships

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Since 2008, Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics has provided $1,000 scholarships annually to five high school seniors from area high schools. This year, they doubled the amount of the scholarships to $2,000. Recently receiving scholarships were Cecilia Souza of Gilroy High School, Kianna Quinones of Christopher High School...

Preserving the Past: Bringing attention to Juristac

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Recently, Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize for the Catholic Church's role in the abuse of Indian children. He met with Indigenous groups to acknowledge the scandal of abuse, and the erasing of indigenous culture. Last year, hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered on...

Photo: It’s rodeo time in Gilroy

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The Gilroy Rodeo is back in town for its fourth year, and to mark the occasion, country band Bootleg performed in the final Downtown Live concert of the year on Aug. 4. The rodeo kicks off Aug. 12 at 2365 Dunlap Ave. with line...

Gilroy High football team prepared to hit the ground running

With a full off-season of passing league and strength and conditioning workouts, the Gilroy High football team enters the 2022 season with optimism and confidence.  Coach Tim Pierleoni said the majority of the returning players packed on some serious muscle in the off-season, and improved...

Garlic Festival opens grant application period

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The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association is inviting local nonprofit organizations to apply for grants. Grant funds range from $500 to $5,000 per application per year. Candidates for the grants should be based in Gilroy and the surrounding area. Organizations involved in promoting Gilroy as a visitor...

Luchessa Bridge reopening

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The Luchessa Avenue Bridge is expected to reopen by Aug. 9 after a month-long closure, but more detours will be in place throughout the month as crews continue work on a water pipeline project. More closures on West Luchessa Avenue are planned to begin on...

Uvas Creek work aims to help fish

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Crews have been stationed inside the currently dry Uvas Creek alongside Christmas Hill Park for the past few weeks, adding redwood logs and gravel along three sites, with the hope that when the water flows again, fish will have a safer habitat. Valley Water’s Uvas...

Council rejects electric building mandate

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The Gilroy City Council moved forward with a plan Aug. 1 to require more electric vehicle charging capabilities in new housing projects, but declined to mandate that all new buildings go fully electric. The council voted 5-2 to direct staff to draft an updated ordinance...

Local Scene: Blood drive combats shortage

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Local blood drive combats shortage The American Red Cross has faced a “concerning” drop in blood and platelet donations this summer, according to the organization, and donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage. The decline in...

Family-focused health fair returns to Gilroy

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Bay Area Community Health (BACH) will host the free Ohana Health Fair at Glen View Elementary School, 600 West Eighth St. in Gilroy, on Aug. 6 from 10am to 2pm. Attendees will learn about BACH’s services at resource booths staffed by service providers and health...

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