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June 15, 2024

New operators file to reopen Gilroy auto dealership

A Livermore-based automotive group is taking over operations of a shuttered Gilroy dealership mired in allegations of fraud, state and county documents show. Gilroy Motors, Inc. filed its incorporation documents with the California Secretary of State on Oct. 2. A fictitious business name statement filed...

Two shot in Gilroy weekend incident

Two men were shot Jan. 10 in Gilroy, a week after a man was killed and another was seriously injured by gunfire. According to Gilroy Police, at about 11:50pm, officers heard shots fired in the area of Eighth and Hanna streets. At the same time,...

Gilroy’s King of Rock n’ Roll dies at 54

Donald “Elvis” Prieto, better known as Gilroy’s King of Rock n’ Roll who would go out of his way to help anyone in need, died on May 1. He was 54. Prieto leaves behind family and friends too numerous to list here, as well as...

Police investigating Stoney Court homicide

A man was found dead on Stoney Court Oct. 20 in what police are considering a homicide. According to Gilroy Police, at about 8pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Stoney Court on the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive...

Police ID suspect in Gilroy native’s murder

Police released the name and photo of a man who allegedly shot and killed Gilroy native Tatyanna Mariah Lopez and her unborn child in an April incident in Merced. The Merced Police Department on July 16 posted on Facebook that officers are looking for Jonathan...

Chrysler dealership reopens with new ownership

The Chrysler dealership in the Gilroy Auto Mall is back open with a new owner after being closed for most of the year. Gill Auto Group has taken over operations of the former South County Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM at 455 Automall Drive, renaming it...

Election 2020: Live updates from Gilroy

12am: Marie Blankley, who is on pace to become Gilroy's next mayor, shared a photo and statement with the Dispatch: I am deeply humbled and appreciative of everyone who has supported me. I’m empowered by the confidence the voters place in me. I want the best...

Convicted pimp sentenced to 104 years for trafficking Gilroy woman

A Watsonville man was sentenced to 104 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of pimping, trafficking and abusing a Gilroy woman over a period of several years, according to authorities.

Family offers reward for information on death of Gilroy man

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 death of a Gilroy man whose body was found in a Fresno County canal. Vidal Zepeda, 39, was found dead on Feb. 22, 2016 in the California Aqueduct at West...

Restaurants, hotel and more in the works near Highway 101

A development that would add a Chick-fil-A chain restaurant, Gilroy’s eighth Starbucks location, a hotel and other businesses received the planning commission’s recommendation on Sept. 2. Laurel Square, a proposal located at the corner of East Tenth and Chestnut streets, will now head to the...

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