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August 13, 2022

DUI checkpoint in Gilroy Dec. 14

The Gilroy Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Dec. 14 at an undisclosed location within the city limits. “The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol...

Gilroy Police investigate officer-involved shooting

UPDATE 12:50pm: A man who exchanged gunfire with police early Wednesday morning died at a trauma center after being struck by “at least” one bullet, according to Gilroy Police. At about 2:30am, police responded to a business on the 100 block of Fourth Street for a...

Laurel Square project moving forward

The Gilroy City Council unanimously supported a plan to add restaurants, a hotel and other businesses at the corner of East Tenth and Chestnut streets. The Sept. 20 decision paves the way for future council approvals required for the project. The planning commission gave its...

Garlic Festival eyes new venue, events

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The rising costs of hosting a massive event have forced Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers to rethink the city’s signature event in a way that substantially supports local nonprofits without breaking the bank. A difficult two years, with the shooting in 2019 and a pandemic-related cancellation...

Mayor leaves supe’s office

Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco has left his job as an aide to Santa County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, saying he wants to devote a full-time focus to his part-time role at City Hall. Velasco, elected to his first term in 2016, said this week he left...

Holiday donations give boost to families

Youth Alliance’s Solidarity Fund, which provides assistance to youth and families affected by Covid-19, has distributed $110,000 in financial support since April.  Through contributions from Destination Home, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Sunlight Giving, and staff- and board-led fundraising campaigns, YA has been able to distribute the...

Business grant program now accepting applications

A new grant program to aid businesses struggling during the pandemic is now accepting applications. The City of Gilroy and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce have established the program that allows qualifying businesses operating within city limits to apply for a one-time grant using federal...

Guest View: Struggling artists take note—and take to social media

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The past year and a half has been extremely hard on everyone, but it has been especially hard on small business owners. And according to Americans for the Arts, the arts were tremendously impacted by the pandemic, with an overall expected financial loss of...

Police blotter, Feb. 22-27, 2021: Vehicle crash, grand theft

Feb. 22 • A vehicle collision resulting in injuries occurred on the 600 block of Leavesley Road at 6am. • Police responded to a report of petty theft on First Street and Wren Avenue at 9am. • Arson was reported on the 8200 block of Church Street. •...

Morgan Hill man among three accused of making ghost guns

Authorities arrested three people—including a Morgan Hill man—for running a “sophisticated” ghost gun manufacturing enterprise that sold illegal firearms to criminals, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Joseph Cahoon, 31, of Morgan Hill, Jack Mahon, 38, of San Jose, and Amanda Bazzani,...

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