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December 7, 2022

Public invited to help paint downtown mural

The public is invited to participate in creating the Women’s Downtown Collaborative Mural, which is being painted on the rear of The Neon Exchange building in Gourmet Alley. The paint dates are April 16-18 and April 23-25. No experience is necessary to participate. The mural is...

Gilroy Assistance League awards $21K in grants

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The Gilroy Assistance League (GALs) awarded more than $21,000 in funds to eight local organizations during its annual Grants Luncheon on April 27 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Gilroy. During the event, grant recipients were officially announced and recognized for their efforts on behalf...

Guest View: Avoid the three C’s

By Alan Viarengo Fear sells news stories; naturally, an alarming article will capture more attention. More website hits mean more profit through advertising, so we see more propaganda now than in the era of newspapers. This does not mean the reports about Covid-19 (C19) cases...

Highway 101 reopens in Gilroy after utility pole crash

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UPDATE 2pm: Both directions of Highway 101 have reopened. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Valley Medical Center in San Jose with unknown injuries. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Highway 101 between Monterey Road and Highway 25 in Gilroy is currently shut down after a vehicle hit a...

Army team wins G-Fest’s first cooking competition

First-time cooking competitor Bret Barker, a 12-year veteran tank commander with the U.S. Army, delighted the judging panel at the 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival to claim victory in the Champions for Charity challenge. “It’s absolutely phenomenal,” said Barker of the opening cooking competition held...

Gilroy, Christopher baseball teams hit the field

The Gilroy High baseball program had just north of 20 individuals try out for the junior varsity and varsity teams this season. The number wasn’t high enough to field two squads, so the Mustangs decided to put everyone on the varsity squad. Despite its...

Local Scene: City administrator town hall; entrepreneurship webinar

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City administrator hosting town hall City Administrator Jimmy Forbis will hold a virtual town hall on Feb. 24 at 6pm. During the Town Hall community members will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding any city-related topic. Questions will not be limited to but may include...

Guest view: Who’s exempt from parcel taxes in Santa Clara County?

If you’re a homeowner, you’re about to pay your second installment of property taxes on your home. These taxes need to be paid by April 10. This assessment continues to grow longer, costlier and more confusing every year. This year my assessment has 18...

Digital NEST holding first Gilroy programming

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Digital NEST is getting closer to opening its youth workforce development center in Gilroy, and has a number of workshops and social activities scheduled soon to inspire young people to pursue a career in tech. Jason Franks, Digital NEST’s senior site manager for Gilroy, said...

New ‘rapid’ bus line unveiled

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority unveiled a new bus line Oct. 14 that aims to give South County commuters a faster option to San Jose. Called the Rapid 568, the line runs weekdays from 5:30am to 7pm from the Gilroy Transit Center to Diridon...

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