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May 21, 2024

First exhibit at new downtown art center emerges

For the past 20 years, Whitney Pintello has worked in the figurative art realm and perfected her craft in glasswork. Under the Covid-19 lockdown, the Gilroy artist has branched out to the abstract. Those works, many of which have never seen the light of day,...

Small businesses face big fines for alleged Covid-19 violations

Some South County businesses have been fined thousands of dollars for alleged violations of the state and local Covid-19 public health guidelines since Black Friday weekend 2020, when enforcement officers stopped offering proprietors a grace period to correct the offenses before issuing penalties. Fines levied...

Meals For Heroes program grows

Cecily Murray may live in Mountain View, but her heart remains firmly entrenched in South Valley. How else to explain her efforts to pay it forward with the Meals for Heroes program? On Jan. 3, Murray took it upon herself to deliver dozens of...

Gilroy High to be considered for mass vaccination site

Gilroy High School is poised to become South County’s first mass Covid-19 vaccination site. On Feb. 11, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education will consider allowing Santa Clara County Public Health to operate the site through the end of July. According to the tentative...

Covid-19 vaccination clinic set for Feb. 10 at Gilroy Senior Center

Santa Clara County Public Health will offer Covid-19 vaccinations at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., on Feb. 10 from 9am-3pm. County residents who are 65 years or older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Per a recent announcement by the county, everyone eligible...

Turner named Chamber Executive of the Year

Mark Turner, the president/chief executive officer of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, was named the Chamber of Commerce “Executive of the Year” by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) on Feb. 4. Turner received the award during the association’s annual management conference, which was...

Personal care industry reopens after a year of stops and starts

Shag Salon, like every other salon across the state, has had a rollercoaster of a year. The salon was one of the businesses deemed “non-essential” during the initial Covid-19 shelter-in-place order, and shut down on March 17. It was allowed to reopen in July, but...

County to vaccinate all eligible residents, regardless of provider

Santa Clara County Health System will begin providing Covid-19 vaccines to any county resident age 65 or older, regardless of their healthcare provider or insurance. County officials announced the “no wrong door” system Feb. 4, saying the new method will help get shots into arms...

Fiscal recovery plan working, city administrator reports

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As planned, the City of Gilroy has burned through most of its reserve fund intended for economic uncertainties while weathering the pandemic-induced recession. But, as City Administrator Jimmy Forbis pointed out in his mid-year budget report to the city council on Feb. 1, should the...

Gilroy-based hospice provider opens Hollister facility

In 2012, Dr. Syeda Mamoona Omer lost her father after a years-long battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. During those years, Omer was frustrated with the lack of hospice services that offered a human touch. “I realized there was no one-on-one, no personal touch,” she said. Shortly after,...

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