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September 27, 2023

San Juan Bautista dog rescued after climbing tree

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A Sunday evening stroll turned into a heart-stopping adventure when a one-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Stevie found himself in a perilous predicament high atop a tree limb in San Juan Bautista.   The incident unfolded on Sept. 10, when Stevie’s owners took him for a walk...

PHOTO: Gilroy Senior Center honors longtime member

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The Gilroy Senior Center celebrated the dedication of the Ted Carpenetti Room on Sept. 15. Up until his death at the age of 105, Carpenetti, a resident of Gilroy since the 1940s, was an active member of the Senior Center for more than two...

PHOTO: Gilroyan grows award-winning pumpkin for county fair

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This 542-pound pumpkin, grown by Sherman Wallace of Gilroy, claimed first place in the pumpkin contest inside the Harvest Building during the Santa Cruz County Fair. The annual fair took place Sept. 13-17 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, located on East Lake Avenue...

Local Scene: Gilroy Police to hold DUI checkpoint

Police holding DUI checkpoint on Sept. 22 The Gilroy Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence and driver’s license checkpoint on Sept. 22 from 7pm to 1am at an undisclosed location within the city. The checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents...

Study focuses on contributions of Santa Clara County’s immigrants

A new study on the impacts of immigrants on Santa Clara County—released Sept. 14 during National Welcoming Week for new Americans—revealed the depth of economic contributions made by this population, which accounts for two out of every five people living in the county.  The report...

Man on electric skateboard fatally struck in Gilroy

A man was struck and killed Saturday night in Gilroy.   Officers responded around 9pm to First Street between Wren and Kern avenues after receiving several 911 calls about a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.   Police found a 34-year-old man at the scene suffering from major...

Caltrain expands South County service

Caltrain has added a fourth train from South County to San Francisco on the weekdays, following a survey earlier this summer that found commuters wanted more options to ditch their vehicles. The new service times begin Sept. 25. The trains will depart from the Gilroy Transit...

Gilroy plans upgrades to Garlic Festival shooting memorial

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After four years of facing harsh sunlight and destruction by countless squirrels, the memorial at Christmas Hill Park for the victims of the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting is in need of repairs. The Gilroy City Council discussed the memorial at the Sept. 11 meeting,...

Gilroy City Council approves Church Street lot split

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The Gilroy City Council on Sept. 11 approved a proposal to subdivide a property at 7040 Church St. into three separate lots that would allow for future residential development. The nearly one-acre property is at the intersection of Church and West Tenth streets. On the...

PHOTOS: School Days at the Gilroy Senior Center

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The City of Gilroy Senior Center hosted a “School Days” event on Sept. 8, giving seniors a chance to share stories of their time in school. The event was complete with life-sized pencils, original school-age class photos, globe, chalkboard and cold breakfast cereal favorites...