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February 27, 2024

Local Scene: Gilroy Assistance League grants; ‘Rising’ art exhibit

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​​Gilroy Assistance League accepting grant requests for 2023 The Gilroy Assistance League is accepting grant requests through Feb. 24.  Each year, Gilroy Assistance League accepts grant requests that will benefit youth organizations, programs and schools. Any South Santa Clara County youth-related organization or school is eligible...

District ends water use emergency

The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors voted unanimously April 11 to rescind a “water shortage emergency” that was declared in 2021 during a historic statewide drought.  But Valley Water officials still want local residents, businesses and other customers to conserve water. The...

‘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...

Multiple casualties reported in shooting at San Jose VTA facility

UPDATE 11am: The suspect was identified by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Russell Davis as a Valley Transportation Authority employee, who opened fire at the light rail yard in San Jose at the start of a union meeting. Davis said nine people were killed, including...

Wasserman cites memory problems in CCW testimony

Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman’s testimony to a criminal grand jury last month, transcripts reveal, was characterized by long, rambling answers and frequent references to his poor memory.

Gilroy 10U All Stars are District 59 champions

Gilroy Little League 10U All Star Manager Merritt Billington said winning wasn’t as simple as writing a lineup card and sending the players out onto the field, but it was close.  “I’ve got 13 kids with tons of talent, tons of ability, and it’s not...

Armendariz served with recall notice

Rebeca Armendariz
Gilroy City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz was served with a notice May 16 to inform her that a group of citizens will attempt to remove her from office. Kelly Ramirez, one of the proponents in the burgeoning recall effort, handed Armendariz the “notice of intention” during...

After family relocates from the East Coast to the West, Ruben Le makes his move on the mat

Gilroy High junior Ruben Le and his family made the cross country move a couple of years ago from Boston to what locals refer to as the garlic capital of the world.  However, it didn’t take long for him to make a name for himself...

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...

Sharks, Gilroy agree on ice facility terms

Gilroy Sports Park
After three years of discussions, the City of Gilroy took a major step forward June 20 in a process to construct a pair of ice rinks at the Gilroy Sports Park. With a 6-0 vote, the city council approved a term sheet with Sharks Sports...