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December 4, 2023

PHOTOS: Commemorating Memorial Day in Gilroy

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American Legion Post #217 hosted its annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on May 31 at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Gilroy. The event, which drew dozens of people, honors fallen soldiers throughout history. The Veterans Memorial Building is displaying the names of local...

Gilroy to consider eviction moratorium

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The Gilroy City Council will follow other jurisdictions across the state by considering a moratorium on tenant evictions March 24. The consideration comes during the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving workers who have lost their jobs because of the numerous business closures unable to pay their rent. According to Gilroy’s proposed...

Week begins with more snow in the hills, rain and thunder in the valley

The hills east of San Jose and mountains of San Benito County are likely to see more snow and more windy, dangerous conditions this afternoon, based on the latest winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service. Forecasters late Sunday, updated this morning, predicted that...

Applications due for Gilroy Youth Police Academy

The Gilroy Youth Police Academy is accepting applications through July 7. During the academy, which runs July 31 to Aug. 4, participants will meet officers from each of the Gilroy Police Department’s specialty units; SWAT, Motors, K9, Mounted Unit and the Drone team, among others. Students...

Second person dies after being shot at Halloween party

A second person who was shot during a Halloween party at a Gilroy City Councilmember’s house in 2021 has died from his injuries, police announced June 1. Jesse Sanchez, 19, died on May 27 from his injuries after he was one of four people shot...

Developers, retirees fund mayoral campaign

Marie Blankley’s mayoral campaign continues to receive large donations from retirees, developers and other business interests, finance documents show. According to the latest Form 460 documents filed with the Gilroy City Clerk’s Office, Blankley raised $9,289 from Sept. 20 to Oct. 17, bringing the total...

Fire evacuation order expanded to eastern Santa Clara County

CalFire has expanded evacuation orders related to the SCU Complex fires to include areas in east unincorporated Morgan Hill and Gilroy.

Starks works hard to realize dream

Moments before every softball game, Sarah Starks feels at peace. The Christopher High senior has a very good reason for feeling this way.  “My mindset going into every game is I know it’s not necessarily what you do on the field, but at that moment it’s...

Vets Center seeks repair funds

At the corner of West Sixth Street and Eigleberry in downtown Gilroy, a venerable old but beloved building is in need of a makeover. The Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, home of American Legion Post 217 and the John A. Berri Veterans of Foreign Wars Post...

Council majority declines local eviction moratorium

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For the second time in a year, the Gilroy City Council rejected a local eviction moratorium, with the majority of members questioning the need for such an ordinance when the county and state are providing protections for renters. Councilmembers Rebeca Armendariz and Zach Hilton, meanwhile,...