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June 13, 2024

Trash Talk men share stories of service

Mike Nohelty Steve Fieler, Bill Scheid Leo Menestrina trash talk
It’s another Thursday morning, which means another meeting of the minds as the Trash Talk group takes to the street, lawn chairs in hand.  Since early in the pandemic these gentlemen found a way to stay connected, gathering on Thursday mornings in their Gilroy neighborhood—trash...

Local collector shares love of antiques

Steven Yvaska
If the Bay Area had a full-blown Mardi Gras and a King of Antiques, Steven W. Yvaska would probably win because of his 50-year involvement with the local antique world. He has taught classes on the subject, become a collector, lectures to groups and...

Local Scene: Seats open on city boards, blood drive on Nov. 24

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Seats open on city boards The City of Gilroy has various seats available for boards, committees and commissions.  The following seats are available: • Arts and Culture Commission: Four seats • Historic Heritage Committee: Two seats • Library Commission: One seat • Parks and Recreation Commission: Two seats • Personnel Commission:...

St. Louise hospital installs new CT scanner

ct scanner st louise regional hospital
A new CT scanner that went online at St. Louise Regional Hospital on Jan. 8 will help the hospital care for its rising number of patients more effectively, officials say. Physician Executive Olivia Lee said the machine, which had already completed 120 scans as of...

Gilroy journalist featured at event

kimberly ewertz barnes and noble family redefined
Local journalist Kimberly Ewertz will be the featured author during a book signing event June 18 from 1-3pm at Barnes and Noble, 6825 Camino Arroyo in Gilroy. Ewertz is the author of “Family Redefined: Childhood Reflections on the Impact of Divorce.” She spent the last...

Gilroy raises the Pride flag

gilroy city hall pride flag
Throughout the month of June, a rainbow flag celebrating the LGBTQ+ community will fly over Gilroy City Hall, continuing a tradition that began in 2021. To mark the Progressive Pride flag’s first raising of the year, a small gathering of city officials and other community...

G-Fest parking allowed at three school district sites

gilroy unified school district administration building camino arroyo
Local school district leaders have agreed to allow parking at three of its sites for the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 26-28 at Christmas Hill Park. A memorandum of understanding, approved by Gilroy Unified School District’s Board of Education June 13, permits festival parking at...

Election 2020, Gilroy City Council: Zach Hilton envisions a ‘livable Gilroy’

Zach Hilton
Zach Hilton said the Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission has made many strides in promoting an active lifestyle within the city. Among those accomplishments, the commission, of which Hilton serves as chair, installed bicycle racks downtown, and introduced a number of initiatives, such as the Downtown...

Neighborhood Halloween display grows in Gilroy

alfred barberena halloween display haunted mansion
In 2022, Alfred Barberena publicly revealed his plans in the Gilroy Dispatch to further expand his neighborhood-wide Halloween display for the next year. It’s now 2023, and Barberena has kept his promise. Barberena is putting the final touches together for his Disneyland Haunted Mansion-themed display, which...

Gilroy’s Maddie Eastus is Division I bound

As a 7-year-old, Maddie Eastus played up a few age groups as a forward on the OVYSL Shark Bites U9 club team. Eastus’ 23 goals over 10 games was more than the rest of the nine other teams in the Coast Copper A South...