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February 27, 2024

Bay Area moves to implement stay-home order

Health officers in five Bay Area counties announced Friday that they will implement a new stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, requiring most nonessential businesses to close all indoor and outdoor operations.

State to impose regional stay-home orders to ease Covid-19 hospitalizations

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday that will be targeted at regions of the state with diminished intensive care unit capacity as the state attempts to slow its surge of new Covid-19 cases.

Work on Monterey Street’s final URM building nears completion

The 14-year-long saga to retrofit downtown Gilroy’s historic buildings is coming to an end. The last building along Monterey Street on the city’s unreinforced masonry building list is expected to be expunged from the record soon as crews are making the necessary repairs, allowing downtown...

County warns of Covid surge in congregate facilities

With Covid-19 outbreaks reported recently at local juvenile detention facilities and a homeless shelter—and the number of positive cases surging at nursing homes—Santa Clara County officials are again imploring residents to follow protocols to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Biography covers Gilroy’s namesake

Much of the life of Gilroy’s namesake is unknown to many people, said Phill Laursen of the Gilroy Historical Society. As the city’s sesquicentennial wraps up, Gilroyans now have the chance to learn more about John Gilroy and how he arrived in Rancho San Ysidro,...

Applicants needed to fill Gilroy board openings

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The City of Gilroy currently has openings on its various boards and commissions. Gilroy residents are encouraged to apply for the following seats: • Arts & Culture Commission — Two seats • Bicycle Pedestrian Commission — Three seats • Building Board of Appeals — Two seats • Historic Heritage...

Covid-19 outbreak reported at Santa Clara County juvenile detention facilities

Nine youth detainees and four staff members of Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall and the William F. James Ranch tested positive this week for Covid-19, according to Santa Clara County officials. The outbreak is the first detected transmission of the virus in the county’s juvenile facilities since the pandemic began in March.

Santa Clara County submits Covid-19 vaccine plan as hospitals near capacity

Santa Clara County officials announced Dec. 2 that they have submitted a Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan to the state, as the first batch of the vaccine is expected to be available in the coming weeks. According to national news reports, an advisory committee will meet...

County issued $115K-plus in fines for Covid-19 guideline compliance

Santa Clara County issued more than $115,000 in fines over the weekend to businesses failing to comply with local COVID-19 health guidelines, county officials said.

Demand for food assistance soars in county

As a result of Covid-19 and the subsequent economic downturn, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is now providing food assistance to an average of 500,000 people every month—twice as many people as it served pre-pandemic.